THE AGING FACE
As we get older, our skin loses its natural elasticity and shape. Eventually, this can lead to wrinkles which make us look tired, angry, or unhappy, regardless of how good we are feeling. Overexposure to the sun, fluctuations in weight, and genetics are additional factors that may contribute to the visibility of wrinkles. Although there are many over-the-counter serums and potions claiming to reverse the signs of aging, most of them simply aren't potent enough. However, there are some products, like Belotero, that can help with more advanced signs of aging.
Belotero is an injectable dermal filler, specifically designed to restore a more youthful and lifted appearance in only a matter of minutes. At the Appearance Center of Newport Beach, we are proud to offer this effective treatment to our patients so they can finally win the war against wrinkles.
WHAT IS BELOTERO?
Belotero is comprised of hyaluronic acid and significantly improves the appearance of the smile lines (nasolabial folds) of the face. These are the lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of mouth giving the appearance of an unhappy expression. Belotero is also an excellent choice for replacing lost volume along the hollows of the eyes and midface area. Because the results are instantaneous, patients emerge looking years younger.
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
One of the interesting things about the signs of aging is that the overall theme is loss of volume or fat in the face and body. When we start “looking older” we may notice wrinkles, eye bags, deflated cheeks - or we may not notice anything at all, simply a change, and a change that we don’t prefer, at that. Fillers like Belotero claim to provide instantaneous results, because the hyaluronic acid in the syringe immediately replaces lost fat in the face, easing the signs of shadowing from eye bags and hollowing or deflation in the mouth, cheeks, and temples.
USES OF BELOTERO
Collagen and hyaluronic acid are the two key components that keep our skin looking taut, youthful and radiant. Throughout the aging process, natural production of these components begins to slow down. Because these components act like cushions under the overlying dermis, as the levels decrease, our faces can take on a more deflated appearance. Fine lines, sunken-in cheeks and vertical lip lines are the natural consequence of getting older. But with Belotero injectable filler, you are able to add volume to these target areas and restore a more youthful, well-rested appearance in less than one hour. Results can last up to six months, but may vary from patient to patient.
SHOULD I CONSIDER THE APPEARANCE CENTER?
As the newest addition of dermal fillers, Belotero is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that is currently available worldwide. But if you're looking for Belotero in Orange County, specifically the Fashion Island area, The Appearance Center is a name you can trust. Our state-of-the-art facility and award-winning reputation for proven, elegant-looking results make us an authority on this effective esthetic treatment.
IS BELOTERO SAFE?
Yes. The active ingredient in Belotero is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in our bodies. The hyaluronic acid used in Belotero is formulated with Cohesive Poly Densified Matrix to produce a flexible, smooth gel. This gel blends naturally into the skin to gently fill moderate-to-severe wrinkles.
Belotero injectable filler may be the answer if you have smile lines, marionette lines, or other fine lines and wrinkles. A Board Certified Surgeon at The Appearance Center of Newport Beach will address any questions and concerns you have. After performing a comprehensive examination, he or she will determine if Belotero is right for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Because of its composition of hyaluronic acid, Belotero gently fills in lines and wrinkles of the skin. The smooth molecular structure binds with water to blend evenly and naturally within the skin. As a result, it fills in fine lines and wrinkles without impairing the movement of facial muscles.
Belotero is a safe and effective dermal filler that is administered on an outpatient basis. The procedure is performed by one of our Board Certified Surgeons in our state-of-the-art facility. Depending on what's most comfortable for you, you may sit upright or recline back in the treatment chair. After marking the treatments areas, your face is cleaned with an antiseptic solution. Using a very fine needle, Belotero is injected into the predetermined treatment areas. Most patients only experience slight discomfort during the procedure, which is short-lived. If you are concerned about pain, topical anesthesia can be applied to numb the treatment area. Following the procedure, you are able to return to regular activities without restrictions.
One of the best things about Belotero dermal filler is that you can see the results immediately. Please note, however, the severity of wrinkles and amount filler injected both need to be taken into consideration. Your surgeon will be able to answer all of the questions that pertain to your specific treatment plan, here in our office at consultation and at your follow up appointment.
In general, results last between five and seven months. Factors affecting the longevity of Belotero dermal filler include the area of treatment and the amount of filler that is used.
If you are allergic to gram-positive bacterial proteins or have a history of anaphylaxis, you may not be an ideal candidate for Belotero injections. You shouldn't undergo Belotero injections if you've recently had a chemical peel or laser skin treatment. In addition, tell your physician if you are currently taking anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), aspirin or Warfarin, all of which can affect your blood's ability to clot.
The Appearance Center of Newport Beach is Orange County’s leading cosmetic facility in facial rejuvenation. We offer you a comprehensive analysis combined with surgical and nonsurgical treatments to help your reach your esthetic goals. Schedule an appointment today to discover what Belotero can do for you.