What is Belotero®?
Belotero® is one of the lightest dermal fillers available, which makes it ideal for treating areas around the mouth where the skin tends to be thinner. Sometimes referred to as the “starter filler,” it is ideal for patients who want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the lips and corners of the mouth and treat superficial acne scars. These wrinkles around the mouth can develop into deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines, making Belotero a great preventative cosmetic treatment.
Belotero® contains natural hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar found in the skin and joints. When injected under the skin in the targeted area, hyaluronic acid fillers literally fill in wrinkles while providing facial volume where contour in facial features may be lacking. The dermal filler also attracts water to the skin’s surface resulting in a fresh, youthful glow and improved skin texture. Other dermal fillers can be combined with Belotero to smooth wrinkles and add volume in other treatment areas like the forehead and around the eyes.
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Belotero® treatments are quick and relatively painless. A topical anesthetic (a numbing agent) is first applied to the targeted area to eliminate discomfort during the procedure. Most patients do not find injections to be painful Once the anesthetic has taken effect, the dermal filler is injected under the skin using a very small, thin needle.
The procedure takes between 10 and 30 minutes. Minimal swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treated area are common and may last up to a week.
Results & Recovery
Minimal side effects may include temporary redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising around the injection site, which should last no longer than a week. Each person’s response to hyaluronic acid filler is different, but in general, Belotero® lasts between four to six months. Some immediate results can be seen with continuous correction as the product absorbs water. Treated areas will appear smoother and fuller to restore facial symmetry and patients can expect an overall youthful appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
Belotero® treatments are performed in the Janiga MDs Reno offices. Because it is a minor non-surgical treatment, there is no recovery time and people can return to normal activities right after the procedure.
For more information or to set up a consultation for Belotero in Reno with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or her associates, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.