What Is Belotero Used for?
At Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, we often encounter questions from our clients in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD regions about different treatment options. One that piques considerable interest is BELOTERO. Often referred to as the “chameleon of dermal fillers,” BELOTERO has carved out a unique niche for itself in the realm of cosmetic dermatology.
What Is BELOTERO?
This is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, part of a family of fillers designed to treat a variety of skin issues. The hyaluronic acid in this filler is a naturally occurring substance in your body, primarily found in the skin, connective tissue, and eyes. What makes this filler distinct is its unique formulation. It integrates seamlessly into your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and folds while preserving the natural contours and expressions of your face.
As we age, the hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases, leading to volume loss and the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles. This is where BELOTERO steps in. It’s superbly adept at smoothing moderate to severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around your lips and mouth, such as vertical lip lines, corner lines, smile lines, and chin wrinkles. The smooth consistency of this filler allows it to blend with the natural texture of your skin, providing immediate, noticeable results.
This filler is an excellent tool for lip augmentation. The treatment enhances your natural lips, offering a subtle plumpness and volume that feels and looks authentic. This filler’s ability to seamlessly integrate into your skin ensures a natural look and feel, unlike some other fillers that might give an overdone or artificial appearance.
Why Choose BELOTERO?
This filler stands out in the field of dermal fillers due to its versatility and unique formulation. It’s perfect for treating delicate areas of the face, offering subtle enhancement and rejuvenation without the risk of lumpiness or unnatural appearance. Its cohesive texture allows it to fill in even the smallest, finest lines, providing a smooth, youthful complexion.
Our founding director, Dr. Ife J. Rodney, MD, FAAD, has been serving the Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC metropolitan area since 2007. A renowned dermatologist and dermatopathologist, she skillfully draws on her extensive experience and advanced training in injectables, including this one, to deliver personalized and effective treatments for each patient.
Ideal Candidates for Treatment
The beauty of BELOTERO is that it’s a versatile treatment, suited to a wide range of individuals. Ideal candidates are those who notice lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lips or desire enhanced lip volume. It’s particularly beneficial for those seeking a natural-looking solution to signs of aging.
Knowing when to opt for a treatment depends on individual observations and skin goals. If you’re noticing deeper set lines, reduced lip volume, or wrinkles that affect your confidence, this treatment can offer a seamless solution. A consultation with Dr. Rodney will help clarify your skin concerns and determine whether this filler is the right choice for your needs.
Preparing for Treatment
Preparation for a treatment is relatively straightforward. We recommend patients maintain a healthy lifestyle leading up to their treatment—this includes staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding excessive sun exposure. All these can contribute to a successful treatment and promote the longevity of results.
The Treatment Experience
This treatment is a quick, non-invasive procedure performed in-office. You’ll relax in one of our comfortable treatment rooms as we skillfully apply the filler to the designated areas. The experience is generally completed within a half-hour to an hour, and you can resume your regular activities immediately after.
Post-Treatment Skin Care
Taking care of your skin following a filler treatment involves staying out of the sun, keeping your skin hydrated, and avoiding touching or manipulating the treated area. As with any skin treatment, maintaining a regular skin care routine with high-quality products is key to nurturing your refreshed complexion.
Longevity of Results and Extending Their Lifespan
BELOTERO results can last six months to a year, depending on your body’s metabolism and the specific areas treated. To prolong these results, we advise keeping a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, and sufficient hydration. Regular follow-up treatments at suitable intervals can also help maintain your rejuvenated look.
Remember, the longevity of results isn’t only about the filler—it’s also about the expertise of the injector. This is where our practice stands apart. Dr. Rodney’s comprehensive experience in a range of injectables, including BELOTERO, ensures that the treatment is executed with precision, maximizing both the immediate results and their longevity.
Start Your Journey to a Younger You
Skin health is a journey, not a destination, and our team at Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics is dedicated to accompanying you every step of the way. Our in-depth understanding of treatments like this one, guided by the seasoned expertise of Dr. Rodney, helps us deliver solutions tailored to your specific needs. Don’t let those pesky wrinkles keep you from embracing your skin and feeling confident about your appearance. Reach out to us at Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, and start your journey to a younger, healthier complexion with BELOTERO today.