Belotero in Los Angeles, CA
There is nothing worse than the vertical lines extending from the nose down to the chin to make you look old, tired and angry. Kian Karimi, MD, FACS, and Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS, double board-certified plastic surgeons at Rejuva Medical Aesthetics, use Belotero® on men and women living in and around Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood, CA, to add volume to the face and restore a pleasant, younger looking appearance.
What is Belotero®?
Belotero® is a dermal filler FDA approved for diminishing wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth that develop and become more prominent with age. It increases the volume in these areas that tend to sag and look deflated by boosting the amount of hyaluronic acid in the body. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that is responsible for helping the skin maintain its elasticity by binding water to the skin.
Belotero® is also effective at increasing volume in these areas:
- Periorbital lines or “crow’s feet”
- Bridge of the nose
- Nasolabial folds between the nose and mouth
- Perioral lines along the mouth
- Vermillion border of the lips
- Marionette lines
- Back of the hands and décolletage
Benefits of Belotero®
Belotero® is very easy to use in smaller areas making it an excellent option for those with thin or delicate skin. It also offers the following benefits:
- Does not affect facial muscles, so expressions remain natural
- Long lasting
- Very slight risk of adverse reaction
- No downtime or recovery
- Results are immediate and improve over time
- Little to no discomfort or pain during treatment
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Belotero®?
Anyone who wants to look younger and have a smoother complexion may be the ideal candidate for Belotero® treatments. Additionally, people whose skin is thin or delicate often choose Belotero® over other dermal fillers because of how easily and safely it bonds with tissue to increase volume and smooth the skin.
What Do I Do to Prepare for Belotero®?
As with other injectables and fillers, there is no preparation with Belotero®. We always suggest to our patients that they stop smoking prior to treatments and avoid taking any medications or supplements that thin the blood.
What Happens During My Belotero® Treatment?
Using an ultra-fine gauge needle, Belotero® is injected into the specifically targeted sites in the treatment area. The goal is to place the injections so that they yield natural looking results. Once it is injected, the hyaluronic acid goes to work attracting moisture to the surface of the skin so that it begins to plump up. You may see noticeable improvement immediately as your complexion looks smoother and has a radiance to it. Over time, the results continue to improve as the hyaluronic acid increases the amount of moisture in your skin. It is common for people to see the desired look with only one treatment although others may choose to have a maintenance treatment after about six months.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Belotero® Treatments?
Belotero® treatments typically take less than an hour to complete unless other treatments are being done at the same time. If this is the case, the treatment time may be longer.
What to Expect After Belotero®
Immediately following Belotero® injections, you may return to work or your normal schedule. You may want to avoid strenuous activities for the first 24 hours to alleviate any additional swelling or redness at the injection site.
When Will I See Results?
The results of Belotero® are immediate and get better over the next few weeks. With this filler, maintenance is required about every six weeks to keep our skin looking healthy and vibrant.
How Much Does Belotero® Cost in Los Angeles?
The cost of Belotero® varies with each person depending on the area being treated, the number of injections and whether other treatments are done at the same time. We can discuss the cost with you during your consultation, as well as our payment and financing options. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We also offer financing through CareCredit®.
Rejuva Medical Aesthetics is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today!