What is Belotero?
Belotero is a dermal filler for the treatment for tiny lines to developed wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body, so Belotero doesn’t trigger the patient’s immune response. This natural-looking treatment can add volume or restore the plump look of young skin without any downtime. The primary difference between Belotero and other fillers is its softness: the product is easily integrated into skin and also works well to restore fullness to the patient’s facial planes and contours. Those treated with the product say results are immediate, and that wrinkles are both reduced and softened. Others report that the product creates a more subtle result than other fillers. Goodman Dermatology offers a complete array of medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatments to suit patients’ needs and goals.
Is this an FDA-approved filler?
The product, developed by Merz Aesthetics, a division of Merz Pharma GmbH, has been available in UK/Europe and Russia for several years and was originally approved by the FDA for patients’ use in 2011.
Why should I use it?
This product may be injected in close proximity to the skin’s surface and becomes naturally integrated with the skin and body tissues. Unlike other fillers, this product stays completely crystal clear—there’s no Tyndall Effect (the bluish tone that can result when other fillers are injected into the skin). For that reason, the product is often preferred in the thin-skinned under eye area. In addition, this filler lasts a little longer than others. A research study performed showed that almost two-thirds of patients continue to enjoy the products benefits at least nine months after their in-office treatment.
Am I a good candidate for this treatment?
It’s important to discuss each patient’s goals and desires before any treatment recommendations and suggestions are offered. Unlike some cosmetically oriented treatments, patients of all ages can use this treatment. Some younger patients are often good candidates for this treatment because of its ability to add or restore volume and the plump look of 2.
How long is the procedure from start to finish?
Dr. Marcus B. Goodman discusses the patient’s treatment goals and offers recommendations to achieve these goals during an office appointment. The procedure is usually quite fast, but the required time depends on how many areas require treatment and the patient’s need for other services that work in concert. Typically, the average patient needs about thirty minutes from start to finish.
Will I need pain medication for this treatment?
There can be some mild stinging and discomfort associated with any injection. However, Dr. Marcus B. Goodman is experienced in performing the procedure and always considers the patient’s comfort first. Many patients say that Belotero treatments aren’t as painful as other facial filler treatments. It’s generally well tolerated and, because it’s possible to use this treatment under very thin skin (such as the under eye area), patients often remark there’s little to no pain associated with this treatment.
Will the results of treatment be permanent?
No. Like all hyaluronic acid fillers, the body reabsorbs the material over time. In order to maintain desired results, most patients return for another treatment in six to twelve months.
Patients have so many cosmetic treatment options today. Goodman Dermatology wants all patients to enjoy beautiful, healthy skin. The office is conveniently located for patients throughout metro Atlanta, including Johns Creek, Cumming, Dahlonega, and North Fulton areas. Call Dr. Marcus B. Goodman at (770) 754-0787 to arrange a convenient consultation now.