Most of us understand that our skin becomes drier and more prone to wrinkles over time, but did you know that there is something you can do about it? Belotero is a dermal filler that replaces hyaluronic acid (HA): a substance that keeps wrinkles away by maintaining the moisture level of your skin. At Athena Plastic Surgery in Stuart, FL, we recommend this treatment to anyone who wants an effective solution for their unwanted wrinkles.
How Belotero Rejuvenates Your Skin
What Is This Treatment?
This treatment is an injectable that restores volume, decreases wrinkles, and gives you a renewed appearance. The star ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in your skin. Choosing this treatment is a highly effective way to achieve great results without the need for surgery.
What Kinds of Wrinkles Does It Address?
By restoring a healthy hydration level in your skin, this treatment can have a significant impact on mild to severe facial creases. A highly versatile solution, it can improve the appearance of many different kinds of wrinkles. We have found it to be especially effective on your lower face. It has excellent results when used to treat:
- Vertical lip lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Smile lines
- Wrinkles at the corners of your mouth
- Chin wrinkles
Why Are Dermal Fillers Like Belotero So Effective?
This treatment is one of many dermal fillers that are now available to improve the signs of aging. For several reasons, dermal fillers have soared in popularity among patients who want to rejuvenate their appearance. First, they are injected below the epidermis, where they can treat the causes of thin, creased skin. Unlike creams that don’t penetrate deeply enough to have a big impact, they are delivered directly into areas of your skin that have lost volume and are prone to developing wrinkles.
Second, as their name implies, most dermal fillers physically fill in wrinkles from underneath, giving volume and yielding immediate results. This is done with a gel that is delivered into the areas that have lost volume. Finally, they contain beneficial ingredients that encourage your skin to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance. To top everything off, they don’t require surgery and can be done with a quick, convenient appointment.
What Makes This Treatment Different From Other Dermal Fillers?
There are many different kinds of dermal fillers that offer excellent results, so it’s important to understand what makes each unique. Belotero focuses on replenishing the natural hydration level in your skin with its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Its special formula is designed to yield smooth, tint-free results. As experts build their understanding of what keeps our skin smooth and youthful-looking, the wrinkle-reducing, volumizing effects of this substance are becoming more and more apparent.
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do for You?
It Keeps Your Skin Smooth and Healthy
Hyaluronic acid is one of several substances that give your skin its shape, maintain its elasticity, and keep it smooth. It has a special role because it draws moisture to the surface of your skin. By integrating water molecules into the structure of your skin, it helps keep your body healthy and fresh-looking. Having hydrated skin has many benefits, including:
- Greater volume
- Less tendency to develop chronic conditions
- Increased ability to renew
- Smoother appearance
- Enhanced ability to ward off wrinkles
- Fewer fine lines
It Gives You Optimum Hydration
One molecule of hyaluronic acid can lock in 1000 times its weight in water. By boosting your hyaluronic acid levels, this treatment works with your body’s natural means of staying smooth and renewed.
It Might Have Antioxidant Qualities
As we continue to understand the important role of hyaluronic acid, some studies show that it has antioxidant qualities. This means that it can help your cells restore and renew themselves, fighting the free radicals that can make the signs of aging more apparent.
Why Do We Lose Hyaluronic Acid Over Time?
While our bodies produce this substance abundantly before our late 20s, two major factors cause us to lose it as we get older:
- Intrinsic aging
Intrinsic aging is the natural process by which our skin changes. It is determined by your genetics and can vary from person to person. Eventually, it affects everyone. Photoaging is a term for the way your skin responds to sun damage. UV rays are responsible for 80-90% of the fine lines and wrinkles that appear prematurely. Exposure to the sun reduces your body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid, and it can continue to affect your skin years after you become more vigilant about protecting yourself.
When our hyaluronic acid levels decline as a result of these factors, our skin becomes drier and thinner. It can sag in places and develop more fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that when you replenish the HA in your skin, you can regain the youthful look you once had.
The Benefits of Belotero
Instant Volume and Lift
The gel in this treatment targets deep wrinkles and areas that have lost volume by physically plumping them. You will see some of these results as soon as we perform the injections. Within less than an hour, you can look 5-10 years younger.
The hyaluronic acid creates a healthy environment for your skin to stay smooth. Beyond the initial volumizing effects, you will see continued improvements in the condition of your skin as the hyaluronic acid goes to work. Your fine lines and wrinkles will smooth out, your face will take on a softer texture, and you will enjoy a feeling of renewal.
When you choose this treatment, you don’t have to spend weeks waiting to see the effects. You will notice a significant improvement in your appearance immediately with even more benefits developing in the weeks that follow your appointment.
Results Last for a Long Time
After your initial injections, you will enjoy smoother, more volumized skin for a minimum of six months. The longevity of this treatment varies greatly from person to person, and many people find that it works for up to one year.
New Injections Whenever You Want Them
Most patients love the results of this treatment and want to continue to enjoy them for many years. Doing so is easy. Just schedule an appointment to renew your injections when you feel it’s time. You won’t need to come in too frequently because you can go as long as 12 months between sessions.
Very Safe and Gentle
This treatment has been FDA approved since 2011 and has been safely used in many patients. Over and over, it has proven to be an effective way to treat wrinkles with virtually no chance of lasting side effects. The hyaluronic acid it delivers integrates seamlessly into your skin because it is found there naturally. Plus, the process is nonsurgical, and you don’t need to plan any downtime. Following your appointment, you can go right back to your normal activities. This includes work. Just be sure to wait 24 hours before you do any strenuous exercise. You should also avoid sun exposure and blood-thinning medications during this time.
Fast, Comfortable Treatments
Most patients only need about 45 minutes to finish their injections. The amount of time required for you will depend on how many areas you want to treat and how much filler you need. We use a very fine needle, which eliminates any major discomfort. We can also apply a topical anesthetic if you would like it.
Works for Almost Everyone
The high level of safety and effectiveness of this filler makes it a good option for almost anyone with signs of aging. If you are a generally healthy adult, you are most likely a good candidate for this treatment. The injections are popular among both men and women, and they are safe for all skin types. Since they improve mild, moderate, and more advanced creases, people with different levels of wrinkle severity can benefit from them.
Results Look Natural
If you are worried about how you will appear after this treatment, you can rest assured that the results look completely natural. These injections rely on your natural means of rejuvenating yourself, and they leave all parts of your face mobile. We have a highly trained aesthetic eye, and we will make sure that you get excellent results. The goal is to make you look like the best version of yourself.
Customized for Your Needs
One of the ways we ensure that you get the results you want is by planning your injection sites and the amount of product we use according to your current condition. When you come in for a consultation, we will talk with you about what changes you would like to see and how this treatment can help. The amount of filler you need will be determined by how many different areas you want to treat, how much change you would like to see, and the severity of your wrinkles.
Can Work With Other Rejuvenating Methods
While these injections are highly effective on their own, you can make them part of a cosmetic routine that includes good at-home practices and other professional treatments. You don’t even have to choose between this type of dermal filler and others. We recommend that you moisturize, cleanse, and wear an SPF every day. The products we offer can help you establish an effective routine at home. We also offer several treatments that work well in combination with dermal fillers including:
- The Hydrafacial
- IPL photofacial rejuvenation
- Laser genesis
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about this treatment, come in for a personal consultation with us. We can give you all the information you need, and we will answer any questions you still have. The consultation is a great time to look around our practice, get your skin examined, and start your journey towards beautifully smooth skin. We look forward to meeting you.
Experience the Benefits of Belotero
If you want to improve your wrinkles with the natural benefits of hyaluronic acid, this treatment is a safe and convenient option. It’s a great way to smooth your texture and rejuvenate your appearance. Over time, we lose our natural youth-maintaining substances, but this treatment can help reestablish them.
It goes beyond the scope of moisturizing creams to actually restore your body’s ability to lock in hydration for itself. Working under the epidermis at the source of your skin’s renewal mechanism, it adds volume and physically fills in the places where wrinkles occur. To learn more about this treatment, contact us at Athena Plastic Surgery in Stuart, FL. We would love to help you experience the benefits of hyaluronic acid with Belotero.