One of the first indications of aging is often the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and mouth. Belotero® is an injectable dermal filler specifically designed for those shallow lines and first-stage wrinkles. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery can help reduce signs of aging for Georgia residents in Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding areas.
What is Belotero®?
Belotero® is a member of the injectable dermal filler family, which consists of gels administered beneath the skin at varying depths to soften fine lines and wrinkles, plump up lost cheek volume or redefine and enhance the natural contours of the lips, nose or chin.
Belotero® is sometimes referred to as the “starter filler,” since it’s very light and specifically designed to visibly erase the fine lines around the mouth, including the ones known as “smoker’s lines” (which non-smokers can also have) and marionette lines, which run from the corner of the mouth to the jawline.
What are the Benefits of Belotero®?
Some of the benefits of Belotero® include:
- Visible results immediately following treatment
- No downtime, you can resume normal activities right away
- Anti-aging results lasting up to six months
- One of the lightest injectable dermal filler gel available
- Specifically designed to treat superficial lines and shallow wrinkles
How Does Belotero® Work?
Belotero® contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar substance naturally found in the body, which decreases with age. Hyaluronic acid functions include delivering nutrients, absorbing water and acting as a cushioning agent.
When injected into the skin’s layers, it mimics a sponge, binding to the water molecules in your skin and expanding to “fill in” lines and wrinkles or helping support areas of lost skin volume.
Since HA occurs in the skin naturally, it’s a very safe and effective way to add back volume or smooth out visible signs of aging such as fine lines or wrinkles.
Treatments with Belotero® are relatively quick, usually lasting no more than 30 minutes, and virtually painless. A topical anesthetic can be used if necessary for optimum comfort during the procedure.
Belotero® can then be injected into the desired areas using a very fine needle. The changes will be immediately visible following the treatment.
Is Belotero® Right for Me?
Belotero® is a good choice for healthy adult men and women who want to smooth out fine lines or shallow folds, or to “fill in” minor facial fat loss. The results of Belotero® are subtle, so it may not be the best choice if you have deep folds and wrinkles.
During your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your cosmetic goals and we’ll go over all your options. Then we’ll help you determine the best match for your unique situation, based on your medical history and desired results.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, injectable dermal fillers should not be used. They should also be avoided if you’re on, or have recently used, blood thinners or have any bleeding disorder issues. Caution is advised if you suffered an allergic reaction to dermal fillers in the past that required hospital admission.
If the early appearance of fine lines have you feeling older than your years, Belotero® may be just what you’re looking for. We’re ready to help you at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery, serving clients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and neighboring communities in Georgia.Contact our office today to schedule your personal consultation!