Belotero Fills the Wrinkles!
When wrinkles make an appearance, Dr. Gallacher may recommend Belotero. This injection keeps wrinkles from forming and eliminates old wrinkles.
What do we use Belotero for?
Dr. Gallacher uses this injectable gel for an array of dermatological purposes, including:
- Smooth forehead and creases
- Lift brows
- Lift, contour, and define cheeks
- Fill nasolabial folds (smile and laugh lines around mouth)
- Enhance and define lips
- Smooth marionette lines around mouth and chin
- Decrease appearance of neck bands and creases
- Diminish fine lines around eyes and lips
- Minimize acne scarring
- Non-surgical nose job
Why Choose Belotero?
Dr. Gallacher consults with patients to determine which treatment best suits their needs. Belotero gel weighs less than other hyaluronic acid gels. Dr. Gallacher injects Belotero gel into delicate areas where heavier formulas might not work.
Belotero treatments take about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of the area involved. Belotero treatment provides immediate results, but the full effect manifests within two weeks. Typical results last 6 to 12 months. However, the injection site and the patient’s metabolism influences how long the gel lasts within the body. The body metabolizes and discards Belotero without residue.
How Does Belotero Work?
As the body ages, the internal supports break down. This leaves the skin stretched and wrinkled. Dr. Gallacher injects Belotero gel, a hyaluronic acid filler to rebuild supports. Belotero dermal filler is thinner and lighter than other hyaluronic acid fillers. Its unique formula reduces fine lines caused by repetitive movements. Most common repetitive movement lines include squinting or smiling. This improvement gives patients something to really smile about!
How Does Dr. Gallacher Administer Treatment and Does it Hurt?
Dr. Gallacher uses a fine-gauge needle to inject the proper amount of the clear hyaluronic acid. She does the injection in our office where you may choose to either sit or recline during treatment. Most patients report minimal discomfort from the injection and experience few complications. After-care is minimal. You should take it easy for a week or two and avoid extended contact with sun or cold. Although some immediate results appear after the treatment, patients can expect full results within two weeks.
Who is a Good Candidate for Belotero Treatments
An informed patient is the best candidate. Some other criteria include:
- Over 21 years of age
- Experienced lines or wrinkles and desiring a smoother, more youthful appearance
- Wishes to delay signs of aging
- Wants to look youthful without surgery
- Understands that Belotero provides natural-looking, non-invasive, though temporary results
Is Belotero Safe?
Europeans and Canadians have enjoyed the benefits of Belotero since 2005. The FDA approved use of Belotero for cosmetic use in the United States in 2011.
What Are Some Common Side Effects of Belotero?
Some common side effects of this injectable are redness, bruising, or swelling at the site. When experienced, these usually resolve within a week. Some patients have experienced an allergic reaction to the filler.