Let’s talk about what happens to our skin as we age. In particular, one of the most noticeable changes that result from the natural aging process is the way the skin becomes thinner, drier, and more vulnerable to developing fine lines and wrinkles. While the natural aging process can’t be completely stopped, the good news is that some cosmetic treatments can smooth wrinkles and restore natural skin health. At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach, FL, our experts know that dermal fillers like Belotero are exciting anti-aging options for most people.
13 Reasons to Get Belotero
Belotero is a relatively new dermal filler treatment that is just as effective as other fillers made with hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm and Restylane. There are many benefits for dermal fillers like this one, but there are a few reasons why Belotero should be at the top of your list when you come in for a consultation appointment. Some of the top reasons include:
1. Smooth Away Wrinkles
Wrinkles are caused by low volume in the skin that creates skin laxity. Most of the time, skin laxity can be linked to a deficit of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin, which is why your skin becomes weaker, thinner, and less plush as you age. A dermal filler such as this one works by increasing the collagen production in your skin by exposing the sub-dermal layers of the skin to new hyaluronic acid. As the collagen in your skin increases, the appearance of wrinkles is smoothed away.
Part of the reason why this particular dermal filler is so effective for smoothing the appearance of wrinkles is because of the way the filler formula increases hydration in the skin. Just like when topical hyaluronic acid makes the skin appear plump, internal hyaluronic acid makes the skin cells plusher, as well. This dermal filler can be used to correct wrinkles on the mid-face, which includes:
- Nasolabial folds
- Smile or laugh lines
- Lip lines
- Chin wrinkles
- And more
2. Better Skin Health
One of the most critical components of health in the skin is a good amount of hyaluronic acid within the skin to support skin elasticity, structure, and texture. Hyaluronic acid plays a special role in skin health since it draws moisture to the surface of the skin. As water molecules are absorbed and integrated into skin cells, your skin will automatically benefit by appearing more healthy and fresh-looking.
In fact, a core factor for good skin health is maintaining the natural moisture barrier of the skin, which also helps regulate oil production and protects your skin from irritants and pollution. Your skin’s natural moisture barrier is also important for a few other reasons, including:
- Even skin volume
- Less risk of eczema and acne
- Improved self-healing ability
- Better texture and tone
- Defense against fine lines and wrinkles
3. Optimize Skin Hydration
Since the hydration of your skin is so important to skin health, it makes sense that hyaluronic acid is a fundamental factor for your skin to look and feel healthy. The hyaluronic acid included in this dermal filler has special importance for the hydration of your skin, which can help your skin look younger overall. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar-based molecule that is well-known for being able to retain as much as 1000 times its own weight in water. Hyaluronic acid works with your body to naturally regenerate skin so your skin can appear smooth.
The ability to optimize the hydration of your skin by injecting new hyaluronic acid into the sub-dermal layers of the skin is only one benefit that hyaluronic acid can bring to the table. Another common way to use hyaluronic acid is in over-the-counter beauty products, such as serums and night creams. Common beauty brands are including more hyaluronic acid products because the topical application of certain products can plump the skin to make the skin appear radiant and more youthful. Some patients even like to pair hyaluronic acid dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid topical serums to enhance results.
4. Fight Against Free Radicals
Recent studies have suggested that hyaluronic acid has potential antioxidant qualities that can protect and improve skin health. When your skin is exposed to UV rays, these rays can damage the structure of skin cells and create free radicals in the skin that contribute to premature skin aging, including the development of wrinkles. It’s a fact that skincare products with antioxidants like Vitamin C can reverse some free radical damage and make the skin appear more youthful.
In the scientific studies of hyaluronic acid being a potential free radical, it was observed that the ability of hyaluronic acid to support the health of skin cells may be key for why this acid can correct free radical damage. Because hyaluronic acid can restore the skin cells, it may be able to actively prevent free radical damage and reduce any premature aging associated with UV exposure.
5. Stimulate Natural Collagen Production
Dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid are capable of stimulating natural collagen production. There is evidence suggesting that hyaluronic acid works as a type of food for collagen production since natural collagen production increases in the presence of more hyaluronic acid. While the hyaluronic acid contained in your filler treatment will superficially restore the volume of the skin, the real trick for this treatment is the fact that the filler will stimulate natural collagen production over the course of several months.
6. Enjoy Immediate Results
One of the most satisfying things about a dermal filler like Belotero is the fact that it can instantly reduce visible signs of aging. Once injected into the skin, this filler immediately plumps skin texture to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, as well as restores facial volume. Most patients can see the results of this treatment before they even leave our office. This means patients can effectively appear as much as five to 10 years longer in less than one hour.
7. Long-Lasting and Natural-Looking Results
The results of this treatment aren’t only quick – they are also known to last for a long time. Dermal fillers like this one tend to work with the natural processes in the body to produce results that can last for six to 12 months at a time. This means you will only need to have follow-up treatments once or twice a year, depending on what areas of the face are being treated and how effective the treatment is for your aesthetic concerns.
Additionally, because this treatment stimulates natural collagen production, you can be confident about the fact that your results will appear natural. Natural-looking results are essential for many people. Although collagen maturation from newly-produced collagen may take a few weeks, you can rest assured that natural collagen will last for several months in the skin. In other words, because this filler stimulates your natural regenerative skin abilities, you can enjoy results that appear much more natural than surgical cosmetic solutions.
8. Convenient and Fast Treatments
The treatments for this dermal filler are also convenient and fast. Most patients will be able to use this treatment as a “lunchtime” appointment that can be completed in as little as 30 to 45 minutes. Your treatment appointments do not require extensive preparation or aftercare, either, which means you can easily slot this treatment into even the busiest schedules.
9. Safe and Reliable
Belotero has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles on the mid-face since 2011, which means this dermal filler has a long history of being safe and reliable for most people. Even more impressively, because this treatment is minimally invasive and non-surgical, you will be able to enjoy a pain-free treatment and recovery period. This treatment also has no risk of creating scarring on the skin.
10. Easily Maintained Results
The results of this treatment are easy to maintain. Aside from attending any follow-up or maintenance appointments as needed, you can easily maintain the results of this treatment by being mindful of your lifestyle and skincare habits. As to lifestyle habits, it’s best to drink enough water, eat a balanced diet, and try to avoid excess salt, sugar, alcohol, or tobacco, as these may cause premature skin aging. Trying to lead a low-stress lifestyle can also be beneficial for maintaining your results.
By far the most effective means of maintaining your results is to take care of your skin well. This means you should wash your face in the morning and at night, wear moisturizer regularly, and use active skincare ingredients that support your aesthetic goals, such as using anti-aging products like Retinol. Good skin care also means wearing SPF when you plan to be outside during the daytime so you can protect your skin against factors that may cause premature aging.
11. Customized for Your Needs
This dermal filler can be completely customized to your aesthetic needs. From restoring volume in a localized area to a full “liquid facelift”, you can be certain that your dermal filler treatment will be tailored to your precise needs. Part of the reason why this is possible is that the amount of dermal filler needed for your treatment will be measured by the severity of your skin concerns. Another reason why this treatment is so customizable is that we take into account your expectations for your treatment and how you want to look once your treatment is complete.
12. Compatible With Other Treatments
This treatment is also compatible with other aesthetic treatments, such as chemical peels, facials, and other skin rejuvenation techniques. While a dermal filler can treat the signs of aging from the inside of your skin, other aesthetic treatments can treat superficial concerns, such as uneven skin tone or dark marks. If you want to use additional aesthetic treatments to achieve your appearance-related goals, please let us know during your consultation so we can personalize your treatment plan.
13. Ideal for Everyone
Finally, a dermal filler such as this one is usually an effective option for most people, regardless of age, gender, or skin type. If you are healthy, not allergic to any of the ingredients in the filler, and you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, then you are most likely a qualified candidate for this treatment. From mild to severe aesthetic concerns, this treatment can resolve the most prominent signs of aging for most people.
Smooth Away Your Wrinkles WIth Belotero
While treating stubborn wrinkles can be hard with over-the-counter products, dermal fillers like Belotero make smoothing the appearance of wrinkles easy. If you think this treatment may be an ideal solution for your wrinkle-related woes, please contact Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach, FL to schedule your first appointment today.