Over the years, dermatologists have been using cosmetic injections to reduce the appearance of aging. Patients with fine lines and wrinkles who want a solution may feel as though plastic surgery is their only option. Fortunately, patients have other options they can consider, including dermal fillers. Dermal fillers such as Belotero are made of synthetic ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body. It is a sugar that attracts water, allowing the skin to restore moisture and volume. When injected directly into fine lines and wrinkles, they practically disappear! Belotero has many advantages. It is:
Patients can use Belotero for several issues, including:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Is Belotero safe?
Dr. Mary Lupo is excited to offer patients Belotero as a safe and effective way to combat the signs of aging. This injectable, like all the choices available at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, is approved by the FDA for cosmetic purposes. When injected by a Board-certified dermatologist, patients can rest easy, knowing that they will enjoy both safety and results!
Belotero is a wonderful “starter filler.” It is extremely thin, making it the perfect cosmetic injectable for patients who have very small fine lines and wrinkles. Because of this thin gel composition, more injectables can be used without the fear of uneven surfaces and the formation of lumps. It is also a relatively painless procedure. While it is unlike other injectables as it is not pre-mixed with medication such as lidocaine to aid the process of injection, it can be used with numbing agents applied to the skin prior to treatment. Most patients find that injections are more comfortable than they expected.
How long will Belotero results last?
Most patients who have injections performed at the Lupo Center for Aesthetics and General Dermatology find that their injectable results will last approximately six months or longer. Patients can return to the practice for more injections to maintain their appearance. Aging skin cannot be completely avoided or stopped, but with injections such as Belotero, patients can slow the signs of aging overall.
What will happen after Belotero injections?
The side effects of Belotero that may develop are short-lived when they do. It may include bruising, redness, swelling, and itching at the injection site. Within a day or two, patients will become comfortable and can enjoy the results of their treatment.
What about other injectables?
The team of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology offers a wide selection of cosmetic injectables that can be used to achieve a more youthful appearance. These include neuromodulators, which smooth the skin by reducing muscle contractions, and other hyaluronic acid injectables used for fine lines and deeper wrinkles. Additionally, there are a variety of collagen and elastin stimulators which are used by patients to add volume to problem areas such as the cheeks. While these other injectables are available at our office, many patients are unaware that they can combine treatments for a “liquid face lift.” During an initial consultation appointment and evaluation with Dr. Mary Lupo, patients will learn about these other injectables and determine if they can be used in conjunction with Belotero for improved results. This can be an affordable and less invasive alternative to plastic surgery.
At the Lupo Center for Aesthetics and General Dermatology, patients in and around the community of New Orleans, LA are encouraged to schedule a visit with Dr. Mary Lupo. This Board-certified dermatologist has equipped her practice with the latest technologies and most respected products to ensure patients have access to the solutions they need for improving their appearance. Call the office, located at 145 Robert E. Lee Blvd., at (504) 777-3047.