Lines and creases are bound to appear on various parts of the face and body. When they do, they can cause some degree of dissatisfaction or self-consciousness. You deserve to live out your life feeling like your most confident self! We know that your appearance plays into that. Here at Aventura Dermatology, we love helping people resolve their cosmetic concerns. If you have lines, creases, or scars that you'd like to correct, contact us for help. We're ready to schedule an appointment for you at 754-544-9030.
What is Belotero®?
Belotero® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler made by Merz Aesthetic. This product is often referred to as the "starter filler" because it can be ideal for people who are new to this type of treatment. The hyaluronic acid filler infuses superficial layers of the skin with a naturally-occurring sugar compound. Hyaluronic acid is what gives our joints "slip" to move smoothly. It works by absorbing water and acting as a cushion. Injected into the skin, the particles of hyaluronic acid form a type of sponge matrix that expands as the acid binds to water molecules.
What Areas can Belotero® Treat?
We routinely use Belotero® for facial rejuvenation, treating concerns from the lips to the cheeks and eye area.
What Issues can Belotero® Help Address?
Belotero® is a versatile dermal filler that can be used to improve the following:
- Frown lines and forehead wrinkles
- Crow's feet at the outer corners of the eyes
- Cheekbones that could use some contouring
- Nasolabial folds
- Thin or deflated lips
- A "soft" vermilion border around the lips
- Eye bags and dark circles under the eyes
- Crepey skin under the eyes
- Shallow facial scars
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Belotero®?
You may be a great candidate for Belotero® regardless of your skin type and tone. This filler is used across them all! It is ideal for the treatment of fine lines and creases such as the nasolabial folds that form around the nose and mouth. Belotero can also treat the fine lines around the lips and marionette lines that give the mouth a downturned appearance. Due to it's lightness, Belotero® may not be the best filler choice for deeper creases or very thick skin. Your provider will perform a thorough assessment of your tissue before making their recommendation for filler treatment.
What Makes Belotero® Different from Other Fillers?
There are several dermal fillers that are made with hyaluronic acid, so what makes Belotero® special? This product is thinner than most other fillers. This enables us to use it in the uppermost layers of the skin without risking the formation of lumps or a blue tint on the skin. This tint is known as the Tyndall Effect and it is related to thicker fillers. Because Belotero® is so thin, it is a great choice for treating shallow lines. It is also an excellent product for people with thin skin.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Your body naturally breaks down the hyaluronic acid that is deposited beneath wrinkles and hollows. In most cases, we see evidence of the breakdown around six months after treatment. At that time, you can schedule a touch-up to maintain your desired appearance.
Schedule Your Consultation for Belotero® Today!
Dr. Baum and the experienced team at Aventura Dermatology are here to help you feel your best. Our job is to help you bring out the best in your skin! To learn more about Belotero and what it has to offer, contact us at 754-544-9030 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Baum.