One of the natural parts of the aging process is noticing a change in the way your skin looks. If you’re not satisfied with the way these changes are affecting you, then our Belotero treatments at Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL can help.
Does Belotero Stimulate Collagen?
Changes to the texture and appearance of your skin may be inevitable. But that doesn’t mean they’re something you have to deal with forever. If you’d like to get rid of lines and wrinkles and put more volume into your face to provide you with a younger, healthier look, then Belotero might be right for you.
This dermal filler provides several benefits to your skin once it’s been injected. One of the things it does for your skin is help it produce more collagen. It does this with the help of its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid. This naturally-occurring sugar performs other duties as well, including maintaining hydration and adding more volume.
What Is Collagen?
Your skin is made up of several different chemicals. One of the most important chemicals is collagen. This is a protein that does many things for your skin, including aiding in its ability to stay elastic.
When you’re young, you have higher levels of collagen present in your skin. This makes your skin stay firm, and smooth out when the muscles beneath it are relaxed. But the older you get, the less able your body is to produce collagen. This compromises the structure of your skin, resulting in wrinkles and lines appearing, especially on areas of the face where there is a lot of movement.
What Is Belotero?
This is a dermal filler that’s applied to the desired areas of your face using a very fine needle. The main ingredient in this filler is, as we mentioned earlier, hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in your skin. It’s a sugar that helps your skin stay hydrated and voluminous. Just like collagen, you tend to have more hyaluronic acid present in your skin in your youth. But as you get older, you’ll find less and less of it.
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Help?
When it’s injected into your skin, the hyaluronic acid in this filler will do a few things. First, it will help your body produce more collagen, keeping your skin firm and elastic. Immediately once it’s injected, it will also fill in the space under your skin, providing more volume and smoothing out wrinkles caused by loosening skin.
Hyaluronic acid is also known for its ability to maintain hydration by attention itself to moisture molecules. Not only will this help keep your skin healthy, but it will also allow you to maintain the results from your treatment for as long as possible.
What Do I Need to Know about Treatment?
If this sounds like it could be the most effective way for you to treat your aging concerns like wrinkling and skin sagging, then you might be wondering what treatment is like. Here’s an idea of what you can expect from the process when you visit our clinic.
What Do I Do Before Treatment?
Before coming in for your injections, we’ll sit down with you for a consultation. This is important because it helps us understand what specific concerns you have, as well as how this treatment can best benefit you. It will also give you a chance to ask us any questions that you might have.
We’ll give you full instructions on how to get ready for your treatment once we’ve determined together that this is the best option to treat your concerns. For the week leading up to your treatment, you will need to avoid certain things. This includes any medication that could cause your blood to thing. For the day or two before your treatment, you will also need to stop drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco.
What Is Treatment Going to Feel Like?
When you arrive at our clinic on the day of your injections, you’ll know that you’re in good, safe hands. We will do everything possible to ensure that your treatment is both effective and safe. We’ll start by carefully cleaning the areas where you’ll be receiving injections to remove any bacteria or grime. We can also apply a small amount of numbing cream.
Once your skin is ready, we’ll use a precise needle to apply the product to your desired areas. You may feel a very slight pinching sensation. Your treatment will be fast, and you’ll be able to leave the clinic as soon as it’s done.
How Long Does It Take to Recover?
One of the great things about this treatment is that it’s non-invasive. This means that there is minimal healing time associated with it, and you won’t need to worry about a lengthy recovery process that needs a lot of downtime.
As long as you are mindful about following our post-treatment instructions, you’ll be able to get back to your regular daily activities. Some things you might need to be careful about, including staying out of direct sunlight, not performing any strenuous physical activity, and continuing to avoid certain products over the next few days.
When Am I Going to See Results?
No matter what type of treatment you’re considering to help with your aging concerns, finding one that’s going to provide you with fast results is probably important to you. Unfortunately, there are some treatment options out there that can take a long time to show results.
It’s a different story for a treatment like Belotero. You’ll get very fast results from your treatment. In fact, you might notice a difference in the way your skin looks as soon as your leave the clinic.
How Long Will Results Last?
Another important element of any treatment is its longevity. No injectable is able to provide permanent results. But some injectables can certainly provide results that last longer than others.
There may be some situations where patients might seek out short-term treatments, like if they’re not certain that they’ll like the results. But if you would prefer to have something that’s going to last you a long time, this is the option for you. Depending on several factors, including how your skin reacts and your own lifestyle, you can expect your results to last anywhere from 6 to 18 months.
Where Can You Use Belotero?
There are several areas of the face where this injectable can be beneficial. If you are looking to treat any of the following concerns, then this option might be right for you.
Lines Around the Eyes
The skin around your eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. That means that it tends to show signs of aging like crow’s feet pretty prominently.
You can use this injectable to fill in the area, helping to smooth out fine lines. It’s also an effective way to get rid of eye bags, which will help your eyes look younger and brighter.
When you lift your eyebrows, you might notice horizontal lines running across your forehead as the skin creases. Over time, these lines can become permanent.
This injectable is a super-effective way of getting rid of these unwanted forehead lines. It will help provide volume, smoothing out the skin. By stimulating the production of collagen, it will also help the skin in the area stay firmer and more elastic.
Some people have naturally thin lips, while others lose a lot of volume in their lips as they get older. Regardless of the reason, if your thing lips are making you feel self-conscious, then this injectable can help.
It will fill in your lips, helping them appear plumper and providing them with more definition for fuller, youthful-looking lips.
Acne is a frustrating and uncomfortable thing. Even once you’ve managed to get your acne under control, the healing process may leave scars that you don’t like the look of.
One great thing that this injectable can do for you is that it can reduce the appearance of acne scars, helping you to feel much more confident.
Learn More About Our Clinic
If you’ve been looking for a highly effective way to reduce the appearance of aging concerns like wrinkles and loss of volume, then Belotero could be the perfect solution. We’re ready to help you. Call us at Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL today to learn more about what we can do for you.