What is Belotero and how can it help improve the appearance of New Orleans patients?By Dr. Mary Lupo
Belotero is a brand of dermal filler created from hyaluronic acid that allows patients to soften lines and wrinkles of the face. Hyaluronic acid is a material that exists naturally in the body, and is absorbed over time. This makes it a safe and effective way to volumize troublesome areas of the face. Belotero is commonly used on areas of the face such as nasolabial folds and lip lines.
Belotero is similar to many other types of dermal fillers. It is injected into areas of the face to fill the lines and folds, to rejuvenate a tired, dull, or aging face. Results are seen immediately, and patients love leaving the office looking years younger. Depending on the severity of the lines and wrinkles addressed, results can last as long as six to nine months, though this may vary among individuals. Patients who want to maintain the results they achieve are encouraged to visit twice a year for regular injections.
Patients undergoing injections are educated on any side effects that may occur, though they are often short-term. Redness, irritation, itching, swelling, and bruising may occur after injections, but typically last a day or less and will resolve on their own. However, if any of these issues persist for several days, patients are encouraged to contact Dr. Mary Lupo for a follow-up appointment.
The team at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology is here to help patients feel better about the way they look! Those interested in learning more about dermal fillers, injectables, and other treatments available at her practice are encouraged to contact her team at (504) 777-3047 and schedule an initial consultation appointment.
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.