What causes wrinkles?
Facial wrinkle creases begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and wear out. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from sun exposure and excessive squinting, frowning, smoking and smiling.
Dr. Pistone uses Belotero Balance beacuse it is a FDA approved, transparent, hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth.
How long does the treatment take?
You will have an initial consultation to discuss your needs and your medical suitability for treatment should be discussed. The procedure usually takes around 20 minutes
What is the difference between Botox and Belotero?
We use Botox to prevent dynamic wrinkles from appearing by relaxing the underlying muscles so they don’t contract.
Belotero is used to treat the appearance of existing folds and wrinkles by adding volume. However, used together, the results of both can be prolonged and enhanced. Wrinkle treatments with Botox and/or Belotero are among the top five cosmetic procedures in the world. Botox and Belotero are effective, time-tested, non-surgical wrinkle treatments that provide immediate results.
How is Belotero different from other HA fillers?
The unique, proprietary, production process makes the Belotero solution Belotero thinner and more lightweight with a very high degree of elasticity. This allows Belotero to be more evenly and seamlessly placed between treated and untreated areas. Unlike other HA fillers that can raise the dermal layer and clump under the skin.
What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a protective, lubricating and binding gel that is produced naturally by the body.
How does Belotero work?
Belotero is placed within or beneath your skin where your body accepts it as its own. By supplementing your skin’s own collagen with Belotero, wrinkles and most scars are improved. Wrinkle Belotero injections are performed by our doctor for patients to improve the appearance of deeper frown lines, folds around the nose and lips, as well as refill the hollows under the eyes, temples, and brows
What areas can be treated with Belotero?
- Folds around the nose and mouth
- Forehead lines
- Lip and laugh lines
- Chin Folds
What can I expect after my Belotero treatment?
After your Belotero injections, most normal activities can be resumed immediately. The treatment site may have swelling, which may last a few hours. There also may be bruising, which can usually be covered with make-up, over the course of a few days.
Once the the swelling and bruising resolves you will notice that your wrinkles, folds, and hollows will be significantly reduced. Typically, results last for about six months or more.