As we age, our skin undergoes certain changes which result in a less youthful appearance. This is caused by a decrease in the production of natural dermal volumizers and moisturizers such as hyaluronic acid. The end result is the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of facial aging. Fortunately, there are affordable and easy solutions which will help you reverse these signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance.
Belotero is an FDA-approved dermal filler that rehydrates skin and enhances facial contours for a truly rejuvenated appearance. This new technology ensures ease of use and comprehensive coverage that addresses a wide range of problem areas. Its seamless integration with your skin allows the hyaluronic acid gel to plump up desired areas without changing your own facial contours. Belotero also replaces the natural hyaluronic acid that your skin has lost to rejuvenate your skin and make you look years younger.
Candidates for Belotero
Dr. Abramson uses Belotero to treat the following areas:
- Frown lines
- Smile lines
- Bridge of the nose
- Laugh lines
- Lip line border
- Back of the hand
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
Patients need to be aware that some medications increase the likelihood of bruising. Therefore, Dr. Abramson advises patients to stop taking the medications listed below for 4-7 days prior to Belotero injections.
- Motrin, Advil, Ibroprofen, Naprosyn (or same class of anti-inflammatory medications)
- Fish oils
- Vitamin E
- Ginko Biloba
- Coumadin or Lovenox (though you are more likely to bruise if you are on these, we suggest you DO NOT stop this medication, and seek your primary doctors approval)
About the Procedure
All filler treatment procedures start with either a topical anesthetic, an injection of anesthetic, or an anesthetic block to lessen or eliminate discomfort. Once the desired area is numb, Dr. Abramson will inject the filler under the skin. Belotero integrates with your own natural tissue for smooth, rehydrated skin. Multiple injections are made so the dermal filler is evenly distributed through the area. The entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour and does not require pre-testing.
How Long Does Belotero Last?
Belotero works by integrating with your skin and adapting to your facial contours for beautiful results that last 6-12 months. 97% of patients show visible improvement with just one treatment.
Aftercare and Recovery
Little or no anesthesia is required because the needles are so small that discomfort is minimal. There are topical anesthetic agents that can be used, depending on the patient’s preference and the sensitivity of the area being treated. Some patients may have slight swelling around the injection areas that will go away within a few hours.
Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center uses innovative, state-of-the-art techniques and instruments to perform facial filler and other aesthetic procedures for patients throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA area including Gainesville, Carrollton, Norcross, Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek. Call 404/297-1789 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abramson to see if facial fillers will work for you.