As you get older, you may begin to notice some significant changes to your skin and overall appearance. Wrinkles and fine lines may start to show up, especially around the eye area. If you’re looking for a way to get younger-looking skin, then at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL our Belotero treatments could be the perfect solution for you.
How Long Does Belotero Last Around the Eyes?
If you’re seeing wrinkles around your eyes, then you may not be satisfied with the way you look. You might feel self-conscious about the crow’s feet that have appeared in the outer corners of your eyes, or the general sagging of the skin in the area.
If that’s an issue you’re currently facing, then getting Belotero may help. This is an effective hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that will help add fullness back into the area and smooth out the lines that may have started to appear around your eyes. One of the main benefits is that it’s also a long-lasting solution. You can expect your results to last for up to a year. That’s longer than many other injectables, including other hyaluronic acid-based ones.
Everything There Is to Know About Belotero
If you’re looking for a safe way to get rid of wrinkles on your face, then this could be the right product for you. When you receive this injectable, you’ll see a noticeable difference in your appearance.
Here, we’ll discuss everything that you should know about this filler before booking your consultation with us.
What Causes Wrinkles?
The first step to understanding a product like this filler is to understand why our skin acts the way that it does. Over time, it’s normal and expected that your skin will begin to wrinkle. This is because of the chemicals that make up your skin, like the proteins collagen and elastin. While they may be abundant in your youth, you’ll find less and less of them as you get older.
These proteins give your skin its structure as well as its ability to stay elastic and smooth back into place after you’ve made facial expressions. As you get older, your skin becomes less strong and more susceptible to damage. All of this combined will result in your skin beginning to wrinkle and lose fullness, making you look older.
Why Is the Eye Area So Prone to Wrinkling?
While the skin on all already of your face will lose elastin and collagen, some parts seem to be more prone to wrinkles than others. The eye area especially can be one of the first places on your face to gain wrinkles.
That’s because the skin around your eyes is generally thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. That, in turn, means that it will develop fine lines faster than other parts of your face. As you lose volume, you’ll also find that your eyes look hollower, which can make you appear lifeless.
What Does Belotero Do?
This filler’s main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is a sugar that is naturally found in your body. There are amounts of it in your skin, your connective tissues, and in your eyes. However, as you age the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin will get lower. This injectable will add more to your skin, which can benefit you in a variety of ways.
First, the hyaluronic acid will bind to moisture molecules, meaning that it helps to keep the area where it’s been injected hydrated and full. The sugar will also stimulate your body’s production of collagen, helping your skin’s structure to once again strengthen. This injectable can be used on all areas of the face and is especially effective for areas like the eyes where the skin is thinner.
The Types of Belotero
This filler isn’t just one standalone injectable. It’s actually a collection of different injectables, all of which will do different things on your skin.
Depending on what areas you’d like to target and what you’d like your results to look like, you’ll receive one or more of these types:
This type is especially effective for filling in the eye area. It’s designed specifically for fine lines, which makes it a great option for candidates looking to get rid of crow’s feet. It will also add some fullness back into the area, allowing your eyes to appear brighter and fuller.
Soft can be used for other areas of the face as well. It can target fine lines that may appear on your forehead and around your mouth.
Lips Contour and Lips Shape
If you have thin lips, then that can make you look much more serious than you really are. Lips Contour and Lips Shape will help put fullness back into your lips for a plumper, more youthful look.
It can also help you add some definition to the shape of your lips.
As you get older, one of the side effects of losing the collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid naturally present in your skin is that this will take away a lot of the volume in your face. A loss of volume makes your face appear hollow and can make you look much older.
Volume, as the name implies, will put fullness back into the areas where it’s most common to have a loss of volume due to aging. This includes your cheeks, temples, and your chin.
While this product is great for treating fine lines, it can also be used for deeper wrinkles that you might find on your face. Balance is especially effective for moderately deep lines.
Some of the areas you can target with Balance include wrinkles and lines around your mouth, laugh lines, and marionette lines.
If you have very deep lines on your face, then Intense can help treat them. This type of Belotero is best for severe wrinkles on areas of the face where the skin is a little thicker.
If you have very deep marionette lines or marionette lines, then you can diminish their appearance or even get rid of them entirely with Intense.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
Are you considering receiving this treatment to help get rid of the lines and wrinkles on your face? Our clinic is clean, safe, and welcoming. Dr. Nael Gharbi and Dr. Shazel Gharbi along with their team are ready to get you the effective results you’re looking for.
Remember to book a consultation with us to learn more about how this filler can help you and your individual needs. In the meantime, here’s an overview of what a typical treatment looks like.
Before we make your appointment, we’ll begin with a consultation. During this time, we’ll discuss what areas you’d like to be treated. We’ll also talk about what your desired results are. This gives us the chance to determine which products should be used and in what areas of your face. We will also ask about your medical history to help ensure this is the right treatment method for you.
If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment, this is a great opportunity to ask them. Don’t be afraid to bring up anything on your mind. Our goal is to help you feel at ease during every step of the treatment process, and we’re ready to address any concern you have.
How to Prepare
Before coming in for your treatment there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare for it. Mainly, you’ll want to avoid certain things to help prevent any bruising from occurring during the treatment and to make it as effective as possible.
Don’t take any medications or supplements that act as blood thinners. You should not take products like aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain anti-inflammatory drugs. During the 24 to 48 hours before your treatment, don’t consume any alcohol and avoid smoking.
When you visit us, you’ll receive your treatment in a clean and relaxing environment. Before we can begin with the injections, we’ll need to make sure that your skin is properly cleaned. Once this is done, we can begin applying the product.
If you’re concerned about pain, this filler contains lidocaine which is a painkiller. You can also request to have a topical numbing cream applied for added comfort. Once your skin has been prepared, we can start applying the injections. We’ll use numerous strategic injections to apply the product using an extremely fine needle. The entire process is very fast, generally taking less than an hour.
After the Treatment
Once your treatment is done, there are a few things you’ll need to take care of to ensure your treatment is effective. Make sure you avoid staying out in direct sunlight and try not to perform any strenuous physical activity. You should also keep from drinking any alcohol for the next day or so.
You’ll receive a full list of instructions from us after your treatment is done.
The Benefits of Belotero
If you’re thinking of receiving this treatment, there are several benefits you can expect. First and foremost, you’ll look younger and healthier with this filler applied. It will put fullness back into your face, giving you a more youthful and brighter appearance.
This filler will also look entirely natural, which helps you avoid awkward questions about the work that you’ve had done. You can also expect long-lasting results, with most candidates being able to enjoy theirs for up to a year.
Am I a Candidate?
Wondering if you might be a good candidate for this treatment? Almost anyone in good general health who is concerned about the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on their face could be a candidate to receive this filler.
This is an especially good option for those looking to fill in fine lines around the eyes, as the gentle Soft formula is designed for areas where the skin is quite thin. As long as you are overall healthy, are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and have not shown any negative reactions to other fillers in the past, this could be the right product for you.
Get the Long-Lasting, Natural Results You Want
Does this sound like the perfect solution for your cosmetic concerns? Our clinic is ready to help you. When you visit us, you’ll receive this extremely effective and natural-looking treatment in a safe and comfortable environment. Would you like to learn more about how Belotero can help you? Get in touch with us at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL today.