Belotero is the latest hyaluronic acid dermal filler on the market. And it’s now available at FineTouch Dermatology. Dr. Umar, founder of the clinic based in Redondo Beach, has been treating patients with fillers and other cosmetic injections for more than 10 years. Popular treatments he’s used and reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging include Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, and Restlane.
The latter two are now joined by Belotero. This new hyaluronic acid filler received approval from the FDA in 2011 and has been in high demand ever since. “There is an increasing demand for Belotero because it is the only hyaluronic acid that can be injected very superficially to treat fine wrinkles,” Dr. Umar says. This is largely due to the fact that it does not typically cause Tyndall effect, while the other HA fillers do. Both Juvederm and Restylane produce the blue, bruise-like tint when injected shallowly. Thus, they have to be injected deeper into the skin, but Belotero can fill fine lines closer to the surface.
Belotero is also the lightest of the fillers, yet its high elasticity still creates a pleasing increase in tissue volume where injected. This makes for a smooth result on the surface, with less chance of clumping.
From Botox to Belotero at Fine Touch Dermatology
One of Dr. Umar’s regular Botox patients had been receiving this neurotoxin treatment for over two years. He had it injected routinely to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet. However, the effectiveness of the Botox was starting to weaken with each treatment. He wanted to try something new, branching outside of botulinum toxin and wanting to avoid lasers. This meant no Dysport and no laser skin rejuvenation.
The apparent solution was Belotero. It would be perfect for the superficial lines he was dealing with, and the shallow injection would promote faster healing, with less bruising or swelling. Just like the other hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero binds to collagen and elastin under the skin’s surface, while also attracting thousands of water molecules. The injected serum smoothes the skin by subtly building up tissue volume in the creases. His result two weeks post-treatment was a hydrated, firm and youthful appearance around the eyes.
The outcome of Belotero lasts between 6 and 12 months. Dr. Umar also uses this hyaluronic acid injection for the treatment of nasolabial folds, tear troughs, and forehead lines. If you struggle with fine lines and wrinkles in any of these areas, contact FineTouch Dermatology to find out if Belotero is right for you. And don’t hesitate to fill out our free online consultation.