Belotero® is a dermal filler that is injected into the skin to restore lost volume in the face. Made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural carbohydrate that is present in the human body, Belotero smoothes the superficial skin of the face for a more youthful look.
Hyaluronic acid works by providing a framework to the skin by binding collagen and elastin together, then attracting water, for an overall anti-aging effect.
Belotero is a unique hyaluronic acid filler in that it is designed to be injected very superficially and is ideal for very fine wrinkles and lines. Because of the unique molecular structure of the product it is distributed more uniformly in the dermis than other similar dermal fillers and does not cause skin discoloration (Tyndall effect) when injected superficially.
Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick are experienced injectors of Belotero. They will evaluate your facial structure and the areas of lost volume to determine the best areas for injections so that the result looks natural.
Other facial fillers include Radiesse®, Perlane®, Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Juvederm Voluma®. Drs. Velargo and Hendrick may suggest that you use a combination of these injectables, including Botox®, Xeomin®, or Dysport®, in order to achieve your desired look. Non-surgical skin resurfacing procedures can also often help to smooth certain lines and wrinkles. If you have significant signs of aging, a surgical procedure such as a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) might be recommended.