Serving the Washington & St. George, UT area
Aging can etch unwanted lines in the face, adding years to our real age. For patients in St. George, UT, Belotero® is the answer to this side effect of aging. We, at Riverside Medical Arts, are one of the qualified providers of the treatment in the area.
What is Belotero®?
Belotero® is an injectable dermal filler that has been approved as treatment for facial folds and wrinkles. It is especially used to smoothen the lines of the face, especially those that form in the areas between the nose and the corner of the mouth. It contains hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance produced by the body and is responsible for providing the skin its natural volume.
Who are good candidates for Belotero®?
Anyone who desires to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and nasolabial folds in the face may get this dermal filler. However, individuals who have a history or have multiple, severe allergies, especially those with a history of anaphylaxis, may not be good candidates for the treatment. The filler is also contraindicated for use on individuals who have allergies with gram-positive proteins.
How can I prepare for my Belotero® treatment?
Before undergoing the procedure, it is important to inform your doctor of any medications you are currently taking, especially those that can affect your blood clotting ability such as aspirin or NSAIDs. These medications may promote bleeding and bruising at the treatment sites during or after the procedure. It is also essential to make your doctor aware of any skin reactions that you have, such as hives, rashes, cysts, pimples, or cold sores.
What can I expect after my Belotero® treatment?
After your treatment session, you can expect some skin reactions in the injection site. Inflammation may be present, yet usually lasts seven days or less. For the first 24 hours after treatment, your doctor may advise you to avoid engaging in strenuous activities, drinking alcohol beverages, taking aspirin and NSAIDs, and frequent exposures to heat or the sun.
How soon will the results appear?
The results of your Belotero® treatment can be appreciated right after injections. Most of our patients in St. George report visible improvement immediately after their session. The result is plumper and smoother skin, with wrinkles, folds, and creases significantly reduced.