A dermal filler is a biocompatible and non-toxic substance that is injected into the skin at various depths to restore volume and smooth out moderate folds, deep wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. Dermal fillers are also used to re-contour the nose and chin and to add volume to temples and hollow cheeks.
Belotero is a dermal-filler option that’s ideal for men and women who are looking at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Belotero: A Lightweight Dermal Filler
Of the various dermal fillers available on the market, Belotero is the lightest formulation of hyaluronic acid. Given its lightness, Belotero is colloquially known as the “starter filler.”
The principal ingredient in Belotero, hyaluronic acid, is a natural sugar in the body. The amount of hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, along with the ability to naturally replenish the body’s supply.
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic (water-loving) substance and readily bonds with water to expand its size. An internal expansion of the acid offers an external appearance of smooth skin devoid of creases. On injection into the skin, Belotero readily expands to erase external increases.
Belotero vs. Other Filler Options
When a candidate considers a dermal filler, they have several options. Some fillers can cause lumpiness or puffiness, but because Belotero is a lighter filler, it does not cause this issue.
Apart from puffiness, Belotero avoids the side-effect of the Tyndall Effect, the bluish tinge in that skin associated with certain dermal fillers.
Another trait that makes Belotero stand apart is that it doesn’t come pre-mixed with lidocaine like other dermal fillers. Instead, a similar numbing agent is mixed before injection.
Belotero Is Suitable for All Skin Types
The benefits of Belotero are the same for individuals of all skin types and ages. Anyone who is seeking to smooth away folds and lines is an ideal candidate for Belotero.
Dermal fillers are not recommended for pregnant women or new mothers who are breastfeeding. Candidates who are or were taking blood thinners should avoid dermal fillers.
No Downtime Needed
Unlike with surgical procedures, there is no downtime required after a patient’s Belotero treatment. This is because there are no scalpels used and no tissues removed during the procedure.
Patients who have had a filler appointment can resume work immediately after the procedure. Common and expected side-effects of dermal filler injections are slight swelling, faint bruising, and redness. These side-effects are only temporary and disappear very quickly.
The results of Belotero injections are expected to last for a period of six months or more depending on the genetic makeup of the patient. At this point, patients can come in for follow-up treatments to maintain their results.
Make an Appointment for Your Belotero Consultation
Belotero is an excellent choice for people who want to turn back the clock on aging using a convenient and effective zero-downtime procedure. To find out more, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Della Bennett. Dr. Bennett is a well-respected board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience.