Do you want to improve wrinkles and folds in a quick and effective way? Contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida in Hollywood, FL, where we recommend Belotero. Using hyaluronic acid, this injectable treatment can erase the most common signs of aging. You will see your face looking younger, softer, and more supple in just a few minutes. In addition, the results will be much quicker than with many other cosmetic treatments.
How Quickly Does Belotero Work?
Each individual’s skin responds to cosmetic treatments differently. Due to its key component, hyaluronic acid (HA), however, Belotero delivers immediate results to just about everyone. As soon as the treatment is over, the skin looks plumper and smoother because of the increased volume. Over the next two to three weeks, however, these results should continue to improve as the HA settles into your skin’s foundational layers.
This product was created specifically to treat moderate to severe nasolabial folds, which are the folds that extend from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Smoking and sun damage are the two biggest factors that contribute to the formation of these folds. Each of these factors breaks down collagen and elastin fibers, which keep skin supple and resilient. Nasolabial folds can become more prominent as a result of cumulative damage.
However, some people have prominent folds not because of the sun or their lifestyle, but simply because of genetics and other issues.
Other Causes of Nasolabial Folds
Nasolabial folds can also be caused by simple aging. In later life, the structure of your cheekbones flattens out. This results in sagging skin that pulls your face down. Additionally, over the years, gravity has tugged on tissues, causing them to loosen, and you experience a natural loss of collagen and elastin which make it harder for the skin to resist this movement. Putting on or losing weight can also contribute to this problem. While the former may accentuate wrinkles, the latter can cause the skin to loosen.
Lastly, sleeping on your side can deepen folds on one side of your face, particularly if you regularly sleep on one side. You don’t necessarily have to start sleeping on your back if you don’t want to. Deepening wrinkles can be addressed by doing so, but you should also remember that a good night’s sleep is just as important for a healthy and youthful complexion. If you can’t sleep on your back, don’t lose out on healthy, skin-rejuvenating sleep solely for the purpose of combating wrinkles. A treatment like Belotero can help without compromising your sleep habits.
The Role of Hyaluronic Acid
Your body’s HA levels, skin volume, and genetic predisposition to wrinkles are all interconnected. HA – which increases and decreases in proportion to collagen and elastin – is found in great abundance in young skin, helping it maintain its structure and prevent wrinkles.
By binding to water molecules and regulating hydration levels, HA aids the skin in retaining moisture. This balancing act is crucial to maintaining soft tissues without flaky patches that absorb light. When the skin absorbs light rather than reflects it, it becomes dull and tired-looking. Our bodies naturally produce less HA as we get older, so we begin to see this change in our 30s. Consequently, skin thins and dries out, resulting in fine lines that eventually become wrinkles.
How Dermal Fillers Give You a Youthful Appearance
In addition to hydrating skin from within, HA-based facial fillers also restore volume. By combining these two effects, HA-based facial fillers can rejuvenate your look. In addition to strengthening sagging skin, fillers provide the nourishment it needs for skin to appear radiant and youthful once again.
BT is the perfect treatment for patients who prefer a more “natural” approach. It contains a form of hyaluronic acid very similar to what our bodies produce naturally. Due to its tissue-friendly nature, the treatment restores lost volume gently and effectively with stabilized molecules of HA. The effects of a single treatment can last for up to a year without affecting muscle movements. In essence, BT allows you to subtly control the aging process.
How Long Does Bolatero Last?
Your age, your overall health, your lifestyle decisions, and how much filler you receive can impact the results of your treatment. It’s impossible to change your genetics, but you can take steps to ensure the treatment lasts as long as possible.
In order to achieve this, UV exposure must be minimized. Excessive exposure to sunlight can cause skin damage. The thinner and more delicate skin found on the face burns more quickly than the skin on other parts of the body. Your skin can be healthier overall when you protect it from the sun regularly. When going outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat and apply sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy.
Taking care of your body begins with what you put into it. Sugar is found in many foods, including some you would never have thought of, but it hinders the ability of collagen and elastin to retain moisture and clear the skin. Choose whole foods high in antioxidants, especially when you choose snacks. Fruits such as berries, for instance, can help control free radicals and may also reduce wrinkles and signs of aging.
Additionally, you should limit your caffeine and alcohol intake, which can dehydrate your cells, and dairy consumption, which can cause inflammation. You can also keep your cells hydrated by reducing salty snacks.
Use the Right Skincare Products
A lot of inexpensive skincare products contain harsh chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate, formaldehyde, and propylene glycol that can cause irritation to the skin. The key to keeping your skin clean and moisturized is to use quality products that contain healthy ingredients. Besides using quality skincare products, you need to drink plenty of water as well. To maximize the effects of Belotero, you should stay hydrated after your treatment.
In addition to accelerating the aging process, stress can increase wrinkles and lines. You can’t completely eliminate stress from your life, but you can minimize its effects. You can minimize its effects by practicing yoga and meditation. Additionally, you should try to eliminate unnecessary stress-inducers from your life whenever you can.
Get Maintenance Treatments
Our well-qualified staff can provide you with regular touch-ups to ensure the best results. We recommend scheduling these appointments as soon as possible after your initial treatment. You may be able to train your muscles to respond more effectively to injectables by getting regular treatments. This will mean you need fewer treatments at longer intervals.
What To Expect From Treatment
A member of our staff will consult with you one-on-one about your treatment. Your particular session will be tailored to your specific cosmetic concerns, and we will advise you on what to expect. Additionally, we will make sure you are healthy enough to have BT and that it is an appropriate method of reaching your goals. Finally, we will review your medical history, answer all your questions, and ensure that you are completely at ease.
Preparing for Treatment
The process of preparing for treatment is as straightforward as coming in for a consultation. If you do a few minor things, you could be ready to get treatment on the same day you have your consultation.
You should protect your skin from UV damage and avoid invasive hair removal methods, such as tweezing, waxing, and laser resurfacing. We may recommend temporarily ceasing blood thinners and other medications that can interfere with your treatment based on the medications you currently take. You should also ensure that your skin is well moisturized and nourished several days before the scheduled appointment.
Your Treatment Session
You can expect the actual treatment to be completed quickly. It should only take us about a half hour to administer the injections. The needles we use are extremely small, and the gel is strategically injected under the skin. Afterward, you can return to work, run errands, and go about your day as usual.
BT does not require any downtime, so you do not have to worry about a recovery period. However, there are several guidelines you need to follow for the best results. Drinking water can help with BT’s volumizing effects. That has already been mentioned, but it bears repeating. Staying hydrated will help you achieve your goals sooner. Getting plenty of sleep and eating a healthy diet will help to rejuvenate skin tissues.
Upon finishing your session, you are free to resume your regular activities, but a few things need to be avoided. Exercising intensely raises your blood pressure and flushes your face. After treatment, your blood pressure should remain within normal ranges for at least one or two days. Additionally, the use of hot showers, hot saunas, and steam rooms should be avoided.
Talk to Us About BT!
Effortless, convenient, and quick: all these words can accurately describe treatment with BT. But “life-changing” is probably the best term to describe what this dermal filler can do for you. A simple injection can enhance your appearance and restore a more youthful glow. Reach out to us at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida in Hollywood, FL to learn more about whether this is the right treatment for you.