Dermal fillers are like magic. They are one of the best, and safest, ways to long younger instantly. Over the past 5-10 years the undisputed kings of dermal fillers have been Juvederm and Restylane. We still recommend Juvederm and Restylane for the majority of our patients. However there is now a very talented new kid on the block, Belotero. Belotero has some properties that make it a fabulous addition to our bag of tricks to make you look great.
Here is what we told you about Juvederm and Restylane about two years ago….
The first safe dermal filler was collagen. Collagen was injected into wrinkles to fill them out and smooth the skin. Collagen was the king of fillers until the mid 2000′s when hyaluronic filers came along. Hyaluronic fillers last about twice as long as collagen and they are reversible. For that reason hyaluronic fillers have replaced collagen, which is no longer available. There are lots of different hyaluronic acid fillers. The ones we like best are Juvederm and Restylane.
Right around the time that Restylane and Juvederm became available, there was a major paradigm shift in how we view ageing of the face. Good cosmetic surgeons started to understand that as we age, our faces loose volume. We used to think that faces fell. We now know that they deflate and sink inward. I’ll talk about this in more detail in future posts. For now just believe me, when we age, our faces loose volume. That loss of facial volume is the main reason that most of us look older. So, for most people, the best way to look younger is to add volume.
All of that is still true. Adding volume to your face, in the right places, makes you look younger. But what about those pesky fine lines? People hate the fine lines that form around the lips, cheeks, necks, etc. It would be nice to get rid of those too, right? That’s where Belotero comes to the rescue.
We use Belotero to erase fine lines and wrinkles in your skin. Many years ago we used to use collagen for that problem. Unfortunately, a collagen treatment usually only lasted about 3 months. Because Belotero is a Hyaluronic Acid filler, like Juvederm and Restylane, it lasts a lot longer….and it gives beautiful results.
So if you have fine lines on your face (like lipstick lines), consider Belotero. Its great.
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