What is Belotero?
Belotero is a dermal filler that uses a hyaluronic acid formula. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that provides nutrients for strong, healthy skin structure. The formula can be added to lines and creases in the face to instantly add volume and smooth the skin. Belotero can be added to lines around the nose and mouth, above the lip, and under the eyes to improve a hollow appearance.
During treatment, a thin needle is used to inject the formula into creases in the skin. Injection number and placement will depend on the location and extent of the wrinkles. Discomfort is minimal, and the process is usually over in less than an hour.
Who is a Candidate?
Candidates for Belotero are those who have begun to show signs of aging with fine lines and wrinkles and volume loss in the face. Those with moderate to severe wrinkles and fine lines around the nose and mouth can benefit from Belotero for a more youthful appearance. Those who have lost volume in their face with age and now experience hollow areas under the eyes can also benefit from Belotero to restore volume. Dr. Chao or a plastic surgery physician assistant can discuss your medical history and concerns to determine if you will be a successful candidate for Belotero.
Results and Recovery
There is little to no downtime after receiving Belotero injections and most patients return to all normal activities following treatment. Common side effects include minor swelling, redness, and bruising but these should diminish in few days. Results from Belotero can be noticed immediately and last for about six months. Patients may choose to have follow-up sessions to maintain their results after this time.
If you are interested in learning more about Belotero and what it can do for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao.