Significant advancements in the field of medicine mean human beings are living longer and healthier lives than ever. While the years to enjoy life continue to increase, the effects of aging on the body are natural and don’t pause as the years go on. As the body ages collagen, as well as fat deposits that lie directly underneath the skin, begin to diminish. The result of these decreased levels is most commonly the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose and sagging skin. While these changes are expected, the physical alterations often don’t align with how a person views themselves. It’s very common to feel more youthful than the story skin tells.
When it comes to countering the effects of aging on the skin, Belotero is an innovative product on the cosmetic market that has proven very successful at improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Many patients who use Belotero report an overall more voluminous effect on facial skin in those areas where fat deposits have naturally receded. Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center have the experience and equipment necessary to provide Belotero as an option to patients looking for a more youthful complexion.
As a hyaluronic acid gel filler, Belotero is designed to target loose skin and improve wrinkles. Belotero has proven highly successful at targeting those fine lines and wrinkles that develop around the lips, nose, and neck. Unlike traditional fillers such as Perlane or Radiesse, Belotero is a top layer filler that a physician will place over the top of the base filler. Belotero finesses and softens superficial wrinkles that base fillers haven’t reached entirely. This incredible product can smooth and tighten saggy skin, resulting in facial skin that has the potential to appear several years younger after treatment.
Belotero is administered as an injection and due to the simplicity of the procedure, can be performed as an outpatient treatment in the comfort of the attending physician’s office. In general, treatments can be completed in less than an hour. Once the areas to be treated are clearly marked, the cosmetic physician will inject Belotero using a fine-needle. Local anesthetic or cream may be applied prior to treatment to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience.
Because Belotero is administered in an outpatient setting, patients who elect this type of treatment will enjoy a relatively painless experience. Patients most commonly report irritation, redness or swelling at the injection site that tends to disappear within seven days. After treatment, it is recommended that patients avoid alcohol consumption, over-exposure to the sun or heat as well as any strenuous activity for at least 24-hours before resuming normal routines.
As with the majority of dermal fillers, results and improvements can be seen immediately as the filler will improve wrinkles and fine lines upon contact. Patients who choose Belotero will experience the added benefit of long-term results with many patients not needing to return for replacement fillers for at least nine months.
Belotero injections do not require general anesthesia, a hospital stay or extended recovery period making the process highly safe and extremely efficient for those who wish to tighten saggy skin. While Belotero is a great choice for many patients, those who suffer from severe allergies are generally advised against these types of injections.
Dermal fillers are placed with a personalized approach very much dependent on a patient’s skin condition, age and desired results. When it comes to cost, this means that the final bill varies from patient to patient and can fluctuate depending on how many injections are required to reach the aesthetic look a patient is hoping to achieve. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is happy to walk you through the many options we have for financing and handling payments to ensure a successful and efficient experience.
While it’s easy to get excited about the potential a product like Belotero can achieve, the first step when considering treatment is to schedule an initial consultation at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center with Dr. Wright. This consultation is an important time for patients to ask questions and to voice concerns, goals, and preferences. It’s also a time set aside for Dr. Wright to evaluate each patient’s medical profile and make sure they have a clear understanding of their many treatment options. Our team takes a comprehensive approach to patient care and wants to ensure that everyone who walks through our doors understands their physical and emotional goals on their journey to change.