No matter how strong your will is, you can’t keep your skin looking as healthy and young with home remedies as you could with professional help. It is inevitable to experience severe collagen and elastin loss as you age. These natural substances keep your skin elastic and firm. At Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, we proudly offer Belotero to help our clients erase unwanted facial lines.
What Is Belotero Used for?
Belotero is used to erase moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles, lines, creases and folds. The visible signs of aging, such as sagging and thinning skin, occur due to the loss of collagen and elastin. Belotero gives your skin a beneficial boost so it can better fight the signs of aging and restore a youthful countenance temporarily. Your skin will glow, retain moisture better and volumize.
What’s great about this versatile injectable is the dose used can be modified so it can improve the appearance of both moderate-to-severe cosmetic concerns and mild aesthetic issues. With the extreme precision with which we can vary the dose, you can feel confident your results will look natural regardless of the concerns you have. It can also be used to improve the appearance of your lower eyelids and erase creases beginning to form above the upper lip.
How Does This Injectable Work?
This injectable dermal filler comprises a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid, sometimes known as HA. HA is a substance that your skin produces. However, as you age, your need for HA doesn’t decrease, but your skin’s ability to produce the substance decreases. Volume is added to the skin as soon as the substance is administered into the foundational layer of the skin. Your skin will look firmer and you will notice that your facial wrinkles and folds are smoothed.
The unique formula used to manufacture the injectable dermal filler makes it integrate into your skin naturally without trouble. You don’t need to worry at all about your ability to emote being affected. As an added bonus, the surface of your skin is hydrated so you look refreshed.
A Note on This Version of HA
The way this dermal filler works is it provides you with a synthetic polysaccharide (hyaluronic acid) that is bioidentical to the hyaluronic acid found naturally in the skin and other parts of the body. In other words, your skin reacts exactly as it would if you had enough HA in the skin.
Your body can’t tell the difference between the injected substance and the substance it produces. HA is also crucial for the transportation of nutrients to the parts of the skin that need the nutrients the most. Furthermore, HA is a very important part of regulating the amount of moisture stored in the skin.
Why Is This Injectable So Effective?
This injectable is so effective due to the unique formula used. This proprietary formula allows the HA to integrate into your skin seamlessly. Regardless of your age, the injection of this hyaluronic acid can correct your cosmetic concerns. If you are concerned about facial volume loss, this injectable can provide you with results that last for 18 months. This injectable can restore a youthful glow to your face and confidence you haven’t felt in years.
Types of Wrinkles This Injectable Can Treat
This injectable can help you augment your lips, improve the contours of your natural facial structure and erase smile lines. It is also commonly used to restore volume and moisture to such regions as the chin and cheeks.
A loss of definition in the midface is one of the most common effects of the aging process. The less volume you have in your face, the less noticeable the cheeks become. Eventually, skin laxity will make your whole face look less contoured than it should. Luckily, Belotero can restore lost facial volume. Immediately after just one treatment you will begin to notice the restoration of your facial volume and definition.
Your lips and mouth are extremely dynamic and expressive. Thus, lines and wrinkles appear more conspicuously around the lips and mouth than other regions of the face. Dermal filler injections in these areas will restore both smoothness and firmness to the skin, negating these signs of aging.
Your eyes are also extremely expressive. Every time you laugh or smile, the muscles around the eyes contract. Eventually, the skin wrinkles and creases form around your eyes. Sometimes, these lines can deepen when you move your eyebrows up and down or squint in the sunlight. Luckily, strategically placed hyaluronic acid injections restore smoothness and firmness to the skin around the eyes.
What Skin Benefits Are Provided By This Injectable?
Depending on the dose of HA you received and your skin’s unique response to the injection of the substance, you can expect to see immediate results. However, it is possible you will need to wait a week or two to see the final results of your treatment. These improvements will occur gradually. The results of treatment can last anywhere from six to 18 months. You will also notice your skin looks healthier and younger.
Smoothness and Elasticity
Numerous factors, including your genes, environment, lifestyle and diet, affect the health and appearance of your skin. For example, smoking cigarettes and consuming other tobacco products exposes your body to skin cell-damaging free radicals. This can result in the premature appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers assist in recovery from this damage. They can smooth away environment-related wrinkles and restore elasticity.
HA is a common ingredient in dermal fillers. This substance that occurs naturally in the body binds to 1,000 times its weight in water, acting as lubrication so nutrients and water are transported to skin cells more efficiently. Skin hormones, acids and natural proteins are all found in injectable dermal fillers.
Together, these powerful ingredients help to restore elasticity to the skin. They simultaneously increase firmness and smooth away wrinkles. They also restore health to the skin, preventing the development of new wrinkles in the treated parts of the face.
What We Like About This Injectable
What we like about this injectable is there is no risk of developing lumps beneath your skin. Unlike similar dermal fillers, the consistency of this filler is incredibly soft. The proprietary formula helps to firm up the skin as soon as it is injected. Additionally, the results of the treatment can continue to improve gradually over the course of several days.
The Results Look Natural
Dermal fillers are more advantageous than invasive augmentation procedures. You don’t have to take on the risk that the implanted plastic may cause an allergic reaction or provide you with results that look fake. The ingredients used in Belotero are identical to the natural substances produced by your skin. Additionally, they are biodegradable. In other words, your body will process and eliminate them over time.
You Can Reverse the Effects of This Treatment
Another great thing about this injectable dermal filler is you can reverse the effects of this treatment easily. A short hyaluronidase injection session will reverse the effects of your hyaluronic acid injections quickly. However, you won’t need to reverse the effects of the treatment because your results looked unnatural. Due to the unique properties of this hyaluronic acid injectable, the results of the treatment look natural every time.
People often think Botox is the only effective treatment option for wrinkles, creases and lines. However, this isn’t the case. Botox is an injectable muscle relaxant that is only effective for the treatment of lines, wrinkles and folds caused by excessive muscle contractions. Additionally, depending on the dosage of the Botox administered, your facial muscles may relax too much and “freeze.” Hyaluronic acid does not impede the ability of your muscles to move freely.
The Results of This Treatment Are Durable
Yet another great thing about hyaluronic acid injections is how durable the results of treatment are. The longevity of your treatment results depends on how quickly your skin metabolizes the filler and the dose of the filler that was administered.
Other factors that affect how long your results will last include your lifestyle choices, skin type and the health of your skin. Finally, the location of the injections influences how long your treatment results will last. You can expect your results to last between six and 18 months.
Treatments Are Safe and Simple
Depending on the size of the treatment area and how many areas you are treating, your session may be completed in under an hour. We will advise you on how long your session should take after we evaluate your areas of concern during your initial consultation.
Regardless of how long your treatment session takes, it will be completely comfortable. Each syringe contains a bit of lidocaine, an injectable anesthetic that numbs the surrounding area in seconds. Other than a slight pressure when the first dose is administered to the targeted area, you won’t feel anything during your treatment session. Additionally, there is little-to-no downtime required after treatment. You should avoid excessive exposure to heat and sunlight for 24 hours. Otherwise, you can return to your routine.
Is This Treatment Approved By the FDA?
Yes, this injectable dermal filler is FDA-approved. Independent clinical studies have proven that the injection of this synthetic hyaluronic acid safely and effectively smooths away deep wrinkles for up to 18 months at a time. People have been using hyaluronic acid to erase embarrassing wrinkles for years without unwanted side effects.
Treatments Are Customizable
We understand every client is unique. Since your concerns are unique, the solution to your concerns will be tailored to your personal goals and the current health of your skin. The dose we administer depends on the depth of your wrinkles and the extent of the results you wish to achieve.
You will know exactly what to expect before, during and after the treatment process; during your initial consultation, we will explain the entire plan to you fully, including why the selected injectables are best suited to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Discover the Best Way to Reverse the Signs of Aging
Do you wish you could look as young and vibrant as you feel? With Belotero, you may be able to restore a youthful, vibrant countenance. To ensure this is the appropriate cosmetic solution for your unique needs, contact us today at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule an initial evaluation.
We will discuss your cosmetic concerns and health to pinpoint the best injectables for your needs. We can’t wait to work with you and give you back the confidence and happiness you deserve.