Dermatologist in New Orleans, LA discusses the uses of Belotero fillers
By Dr. Mary Lupo
Patients in the area of New Orleans, LA seeking a dermatologist who provides cosmetic services are will find the high-quality, professional care they are looking for at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology. Our dermatologists, Dr. Mary Lupo and Dr. Skylar Souyoul, work one-on-one with patients to learn about the imperfections they want to address on the facial area, and can make appropriate recommendations about which types of treatments, such as injectable fillers, will improve their appearance. There are many different fillers and uses for each, including the FDA-approved treatment Belotero.
Many patients have taken advantage of the benefits of fillers and other cosmetic injectables available at our practice. They find that injectables are a great way to address untreated wrinkles and folds on the facial area without having to undergo plastic surgery.
With Belotero, many patients are able to improve their appearance and turn back time by addressing specific fine lines and wrinkles that are troublesome. Like other dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Belotero is formulated from hyaluronic acid, which is injected into moderate to severe lines and wrinkles to provide a fast and effective way to reduce the depth of these imperfections. Because Belotero is administered as a gel, it can be manipulated by rubbing it into the skin to smooth problem areas. It has a lower density than Juvederm, which makes it a great choice for finer lines and wrinkles.
What is the difference between Belotero and other injectable fillers?
Belotero is made with hyaluronic acid and is designed to integrate into the skin’s soft tissues. Belotero is a soft and moldable gel that instantly fills the area to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds. It is versatile and can be used in many areas of the face, including:
Smile lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds)
Thin lines around the lips (lip lines)
Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
Fine lines and wrinkles around the facial area
Tear trough deformity
Belotero is injected by our dermatologists, Dr. Mary Lupo and Dr. Skylar Souyoul, and provides immediate results. Typically, patients see results from their treatment for about six to nine months before the filler material starts to be absorbed by the body. You can get a general idea of how long the Belotero filler will last in your face depending on how active the area of the face is. For example, patients who have injections done around the mouth area may need to have reinjections done sooner than for lines and wrinkles around the eyes or forehead, as the mouth is constantly in motion with smiling, laughing, talking, and eating. When patients have their injections done, the dermatologist can recommend when to book their future touch-up appointment to maintain the results.
Belotero and Botox are different injectables. While they are both used on the face for cosmetic enhancement, they function differently. Belotero is used directly into the wrinkles and folds to add volume and smooth the area for immediate results. On the other hand, Botox is a medication that is used in the muscles, not the skin. It works by reducing muscle contractions to smooth dynamic wrinkles that can form from frowning or squinting. Dr. Lupo and Dr. Souyoul can help educate patients on the difference between different injectables and discuss how they can be combined to offer a “liquid face lift.”
Do Belotero injections hurt?
Injecting anything into the skin can be uncomfortable for some patients depending on their skin sensitivity. However, we use very fine needles that allow patients to experience less discomfort during their appointment, and in many instances, we provide the patient with a topical numbing cream that can be used to minimize pain. Our dermatologist will walk patients through the process of obtaining their injections so there are no unwanted surprises during the visit. We provide patients with detailed aftercare instructions, and with Belotero injections, patients can often return to their normal routine straight from our office.
Take the time to learn about Belotero fillers with Dr. Mary Lupo and Dr. Skylar Souyoul
Patients in and around the New Orleans, LA area seeking a dermatologist who provides fillers such as Belotero are welcome to book an appointment at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology. The office is located at 145 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Suite #302 and can be reached by phone to at (504) 777-3047. Dr. Lupo and Dr. Souyoul are always accepting new patients and families into her state-of-the-art dermatological facility.