How Quickly Does Belotero Work?

At My Nova Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we know that although no one chooses to age, it happens to everyone, and you need a solution. When it starts to affect your appearance, it’s time to take action, and one way you can do so is by adding cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers to your anti-aging routine. We are proud to offer Belotero, a highly effective hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that provides immediate, natural-looking, and long-lasting results.

How Quickly Does Belotero Work?

As a product, Belotero balance is designed to work immediately. However, results vary based on certain factors, including your injection location, age, health history, lifestyle, and product volume. That being said, most people do experience immediate results after just one initial injection, and those results continue to improve in the two weeks following that initial treatment.

Once injected below the surface of your skin, the hyaluronic acid gel spreads out and fills in hollow areas that have formed between the skin and the deeper layers due to collagen loss. This collection of fillers provides instant volume, and results continue to improve as the filler settles below the surface.

All About Belotero

What Does It Treat?

Belotero works by treating moderate to severe facial folds, lines, and wrinkles in the lower half of the face. It can help improve the appearance of nasolabial folds that form around the mouth. Sometimes, the lines form around your moth appear etched into the skin, making them stubborn and challenging to treat with topical products alone.

That’s where Belotero comes in. It works to treat and correct smile lines, wrinkles, facial folds, and nasolabial folds so that your skin looks smoother and more youthful.

What Products Are Included in the Collection?

This family of fillers has different formulations that are designed to meet different needs. It is a versatile collection that can improve different problem areas that form with the aging process. As collagen and hyaluronic acid production decrease with the aging process, hollow areas form from volume loss and wrinkles form. This collection of fillers is made of a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid gel that mimics the hyaluronic acid in the body for smoother skin.

Balance

The Balance formulation contains a flexible gel form of hyaluronic acid that integrates below the surface of the skin quickly for natural-looking results. It is designed to treat and correct the appearance of nasolabial folds that form around the nose and the mouth.

It is a versatile formulation because it can treat both delicate areas of the face, and at the same time, it can be injected deep below the skin to fill more severe facial folds. With optimal treatment, this formulation provides results that last up to six months.

Soft

The Soft formulation is made of a smooth and soft gel hyaluronic acid that specifically treats perioral lines that form around the lips. This formulation is thinner than other formulations, which allows it to integrate and spread in more delicate areas. It can also help fill in fine lines on the forehead and the shallow regions below the eyes. This filler provides results at last up to 12 months with optimal treatment.

Intense

The Intense formulation integrates seamlessly below the surface of the skin, which makes it an effective choice for treating the lips and some other areas of the lower face. It can help increase skin elasticity and fill in acne scars. It adds volume to the lips and the face for up to 12 months with optimal treatment.

Volume

Sometimes severe facial folds require a thicker filler formulation, and that’s exactly what the Volume formulation brings to the table. This dermal filler is the thickest of all the gels in the collection. It works well when injected into areas that need more filler that won’t spread out or move into other areas. It is often used to address issues like volume loss in the mid-face area, including the temples and the cheeks.

The thick formulation makes it the longest-lasting filler in this collection. When you are injected with this formulation, your results will last up to 18 months.

Hydro

This formulation helps provide deep hydration below the surface of the skin to restore volume and prevent the signs of aging. It supports the skin, restores elasticity, and hydrates it so your skin looks more youthful.

Who Is a Candidate?

You are most likely a candidate for this injectable if you want to treat moderate to severe lines and facial falls, and wrinkles that have developed on your face. If you’re not ready to undergo surgical or invasive treatments to get smooth, wrinkle-free skin, you can meet all of your goals with Belotero. It can help smooth nasolabial folds and eliminate tear trough lines underneath the eyes. We will confirm your candidacy during your initial consultation with one of our experts.

Some individuals do not qualify for this treatment, including:

  • Those with a history of severe allergies
  • Those who have a history of anaphylaxis
  • Individuals who are allergic to gram-positive bacterial proteins

 

What Happens During Treatment?

Your Consultation

Your treatment will begin with a consultation with one of our expert injectors. We will discuss your health history, whether you are taking any medications, and then make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in this injectable. We will also discuss your goals and ensure that you are a candidate for treatment. Then, we will develop a treatment plan that helps you reach your aesthetic goals.

Your Treatment

Once we have determined that you are a good candidate for treatment at our office, we can take you immediately to our treatment room to receive your injections. Your injections will be administered with a fine gauge needle, ensuring optimal comfort during the injection process. Most patients don’t need any topical anesthetic to make it through this treatment comfortably, but we can apply one upon request if needed.

We will mark your treatment sites to ensure accuracy and precision during the injection process. Injections are quick and only take a few minutes to complete, so you can schedule them as needed around your day at a time that works best for you. Once your appointment is over, you can resume your normal daily activities and carry on as usual.

Are There Any Aftercare Requirements?

The benefit of dermal fillers, Belotero included, is that there is no downtime. You can resume all your normal daily activities following your appointment. However, there are a few aftercare directives that you need to follow for 24 hours post-treatment to get the best results. You should avoid:

  • Strenuous workouts
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Using aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Extreme heat including hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas

 

What Kind of Results Should I Expect?

Most patients notice immediate results after their treatment, and those results continue to improve within two weeks following your initial treatment. Results last anywhere from six to eighteen months in total based on the formulation you use. As soon as you notice a change in your results, you can schedule a follow-up treatment to maintain the most consistent appearance.

You can expect smoother-looking skin and a more youthful-looking appearance immediately after your injections. You’ll look and feel better about your appearance. Most patients notice that when they improve their appearance with dermal fillers, their confidence improves as well.

 

Can I Make My Results Last Longer?

The total amount of time that your results will last all depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the ingredients in these fillers. However, you can make your results look better by following a few simple lifestyle directives.

Take Care of Your Skin

Skin health has morphed into a multi-million dollar industry. Professional skincare lines have made quality skincare accessible to the most inexperienced of us. You should take advantage of this fact and invest in a high-quality skincare line because it will help you get results.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Diet is extremely underrated when it comes to the appearance of your skin and your overall skin health. The old saying, “You are what you eat,” is not far from the truth. What you choose to ingest does affect your skin, for some more than others.

One way you can ensure glowing, healthy skin is to avoid trigger foods that can lead to acne and inflammation. These foods include processed, chemical-laden foods, dairy products, and food with excess amounts of sugar.

Exercise

Exercise isn’t just beneficial for your body; it also helps your skin. When you exercise, you increase blood flow and the overall oxygen content to your skin. Exercise releases endorphins which leads to glowing skin that will make your results from dermal fillers look that much better.

Keep in mind that regular, daily exercise and excessive exercise are not the same. Excess exercise puts stress on your body and can negatively impact your skin and appearance and make your results fade faster.

Reduce Your Stress Levels

Stress doesn’t just affect you mentally; it affects you physically, including how your skin looks. That being said, you should make an effort to limit the amount of stress you experience on a weekly basis. Schedule self-care activities that will give your mind and body a break from the pressures of daily life.

Increased cortisol levels that result from a stressful lifestyle don’t do your skin any favors. Managing your stress will improve the appearance of your skin and make your results look much better as well.

Avoid the Sun

The sun is the number one cause of premature aging. Protecting yourself from the sun day in and day out doesn’t cost very much and will make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin on a daily basis and long-term. It will reduce your risk of developing new wrinkles and will protect your body from the harmful rays produced by the sun.
The easiest way to practice sun safety is to invest in a high-quality sunscreen and apply it every day before starting your regular makeup routine. Be mindful of your skin when you’re outside and wear a hat or visor for additional sun protection.

 

Begin Your Anti-Aging Routine Today

Aging does happen, but now you have a say in the matter, especially when it concerns your appearance, thanks to effective cosmetic injectables like this one. Contact the experts at My Nova Med Spa in Frisco, TX today and schedule your initial consultation appointment to confirm your candidacy for this treatment and then experience all the benefits of Belotero.