What is Belotero?
Belotero is a dermal filler used for various cosmetic purposes. Dermal fillers are non-toxic substances that are injected under a patient’s skin. Depending on the desired visual effect, your medical professional will determine how deep to inject a dermal filler. Dermal fillers are used to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, volumize lips, and contour areas of the face such as the chin or nose.
Not all dermal fillers are created equal. Belotero is by and large considered to be one of the lightest dermal fillers on the market. This makes it a great choice to someone who wants to make small aesthetic changes to their faces such as smoothing out the look of fine lines around the lips and jawline. Belotero is made from hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that is already found naturally in your skin. The purpose of this substance is to absorb water and act as a cushion for joints.
When injected under the skin, the hyaluronic acid in Belotero works similar to a sponge. It expands in size, effectively filling in wrinkles and other depressions in the application area. It can also have a secondary effect of improving the texture and suppleness of your skin because of the increased amounts of water being drawn to the area. Lastly, Belotero injections can improve collagen production will further works to improve skin firmness, reducing the look of wrinkles over time.
Is Belotero Right for You?
Because Belotero is one of the lightest dermal fillers available, it is a great option for patients who are just getting started with fillers or who don’t want to inject a large number of substances into their skin. Patients with all different skin types and tones have reported positive results from Belotero injections. There are a few exceptions including women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, patients who take blood thinners, or who have a bleeding disorder. These patients should generally avoid Belotero and all other dermal fillers.
If you’re ready to improve the look of your fine lines and wrinkles, contact us today to learn more about how Belotero dermal injections can help.