Your skin is affected significantly by the aging process. Over-the-counter topical creams may provide marginal benefits for a while, but eventually, they will become insufficient. If you’re ready for an effective anti-aging treatment, we have just what you need. At Lecada Medical Artistry in Tampa, FL, we offer Belotero, an incredibly powerful anti-aging injectable that provides ideal results after just one session. Today, we’re discussing what this powerful injectable can do for you.
What Is Belotero?
Belotero is an injectable anti-aging treatment featuring hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a chemical compound found naturally in the human body, primarily in the skin and between the joints. This polysaccharide (chain of sugar molecules) is essential for maintaining your youthful appearance because it attracts and retains water. This results in soft, supple, volumized, hydrated-looking skin.
What Is This Injectable Used for?
This injectable is used to erase severe creases, lines, wrinkles, and folds caused by extreme volume loss. Your skin is affected by the aging process because your skin produces less elastin and collagen every year when you reach your 30s. When these essential structural supports for your skin weaken and are not replaced by fresh, healthy proteins and fibers, your skin sags, wrinkles, and thins significantly.
Treating the Visible Aging Signs
This anti-aging injectable will erase the visible signs of aging by volumizing the treatment location temporarily. This powerful dermal filler can be used to treat a number of cosmetic concerns. By adjusting the dosage used, it can treat creases and wrinkles that are mild, moderate, or severe in nature, providing natural-looking results.
It is most commonly used to correct the appearance of wrinkles in the lower portion of the face, such as vertical lip lines, lines around the corners of the mouth, smile lines, nasolabial folds, and chin wrinkles. However, it can also treat other areas, such as the temples and the lower eyelids.
Enhancing Your Facial Features
This injectable is ideal for enhancing your facial features without undergoing an invasive procedure. For example, it can enhance your natural beauty by restoring volume to your cheeks or improving the appearance of your lips.
What Areas Can This Injectable Treat?
As noted above, this treatment is most commonly used to treat the lower half of the face by restoring a significant amount of volume. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect this treatment to do for you:
Smile lines are lines that extend from the outer corners of the nose to the mouth’s outer corners. They occur when the mid-face has lost a significant amount of volume due to age, weight loss, or lifestyle choices. The more volume the middle of your face loses, the less prominent your cheeks become. The aging process inevitably results in skin laxity due to a significant decrease in elasticity.
This powerful dermal filler volumizes and lifts cheeks that start to sag and droop due to elasticity loss, resulting in a fresh, young, natural look. Regardless of the severity, this injectable dermal filler will erase lines caused by volume loss and lift sagging drooping skin.
The Area Around Your Eyes
Since the skin around your eyes is so thin, the area around your eyes is one of the first regions of the face to reveal the effects of the aging process. A small reduction in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid leads to severe wrinkles, lines, and bags. If you have bags beneath your eyes that do not disappear despite adequate rest, this injectable dermal filler is ideal for youthening your eye region.
Few people think of the lips when they ponder the visible effects of the aging process. However, the lips are not immune to the results of aging. Over time, lines and wrinkles can develop around your mouth. Besides smile lines that stretch from your nose to your mouth, perioral lines may appear as you age.
Perioral lines are vertical lip lines that form around your mouth. Volumizing one or both of the lips can rejuvenate and you than your appearance significantly.
How Long Do the Results of Belotero Treatment Last?
One advantageous aspect of this hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler is the results are very long-lasting. Once the injectable gel is administered, the results can last anywhere from six to 18 months. The durability of your treatment results will depend on where the filler is injected, how severe your cosmetic concerns are and the dosage of gel used.
As the results of your initial treatment fade, you should come in for a quick, painless maintenance treatment. The dosage used for your maintenance treatment will be smaller than the original dose because the results take months to fade fully once they begin to diminish.
How Soon Will I See the Results of My Treatment?
You should expect to see a significant improvement in the appearance of the treated area as soon as your injections are complete. That said, it takes a couple of weeks for the dermal filler to settle beneath your skin fully and provide ideal results.
What Are the Benefits Associated With Belotero Treatment?
As noted above, one of the most significant benefits associated with this dermal filler is the durability of the results. However, there are many other benefits that are also associated with this treatment. For example, it is so effective because it treats the root cause of the aging signs you are experiencing.
This contrasts greatly with topical anti-aging creams that don’t penetrate the top layer of the skin. Regardless of your age, you can rest assured one treatment session with this injectable will improve the texture and elasticity of your skin.
As you age, your skin may begin to appear chronically dry. Unfortunately, when there isn’t enough hyaluronic acid in your skin, it will look dry even when you drink plenty of water every day. Since this dermal filler’s active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, water will be attracted to the treatment area and remain there since the hyaluronic acid binds to water and doesn’t spread outside of the treatment area.
The primary result of this is hydrated-looking skin. However, once your skin is hydrated, you will also notice it is firmer, smoother, and tighter.
You can feel confident the results of your Belotero treatment will look natural because your body can’t tell the difference between the injected hyaluronic acid and the hyaluronic acid it produces naturally. However, this doesn’t just mean you will enjoy natural-looking results. It also means there is no risk of an allergic reaction to the filler or other undesirable consequences.
Over time, your body will metabolize the hyaluronic acid gel. However, you should know the results of this treatment can be reversed easily at any time. Hyaluronic acid can be metabolized by an injectable enzyme known as hyaluronidase. If you choose to use this dermal filler to augment your lips, but decide the results are too dramatic, a convenient injection session will reverse your results immediately.
Maintenance Sessions Are Rare
To reiterate, the results of this injectable anti-aging treatment are incredibly durable. Other anti-aging treatments, if they are effective, require maintenance sessions every couple of months. When you treat your cosmetic concerns with this dermal filler, you won’t have to come in more than once or twice per year.
Additionally, you may only have to come in once every other year depending on where your injections are administered. Regardless of how hectic your schedule is, you can make time to maintain your youthful appearance once annually.
Discover if This Aesthetic Treatment Is Right for You
You should feel confident in your appearance. Belotero is a safe, effective way to erase wrinkles quickly and comfortably. To find out if this anti-aging treatment is right for you, contact us today at Lecada Medical Artistry in Tampa, FL to schedule your initial consultation.