Both professional dermatologists and aging individuals love injectable dermal fillers because they are safe, effective and convenient. Belotero is a hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal filler that is approved by the FDA to smooth away wrinkles and restore volume to certain parts of the face. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this treatment, proudly offered at AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA, including how quickly it works.
How Long Does Belotero Take to Work?
There are two primary factors people consider when deciding which dermal filler is the best fit for them. How quickly will the treatment provide ideal results? How long will those results last? Everyone’s skin reacts to cosmetics differently, so it is hard to give a definitive answer to either of these questions.
Instant rejuvenating volume is added, plumping up skin affected by an extreme loss of collagen. However, you should expect the initial results of your treatment to improve over the course of 14 to 21 days as the hyaluronic acid settles into the foundational layers of your skin. Once you begin to enjoy the final results of your treatment, you can expect to continue enjoying your ideal results for roughly six months to a year.
How Long Do the Results of Treatment Last?
Factors affecting how long the results of your treatment last include how old you are, how healthy you are overall, certain lifestyle choices you make, how much filler is injected and where the filler is injected. Keep in mind, you can’t control your genetics. However, there are many steps you can take to get durable results from these injections. You can expect to see the results of the treatment as soon as the hyaluronic acid-based gel is injected.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
When you come in for your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Margo Aura Emami, she will advise you regarding what you can expect during your treatment session. Your unique experience will depend on the specific cosmetic concerns you wish to address. She will also ensure that you are healthy enough to receive this treatment. Furthermore, she will assess the quality of your skin to determine the most appropriate steps to achieve the cosmetic goals you want.
What Your Initial Appointment Will Be Like
Your ease is always at the top of Dr. Margo Aura Emami’s priority list. She is more than happy to answer any questions you have about Belotero or any other cosmetic treatment you may be considering. If you’re concerned about the injections hurting, you have a skin infection, or anything else is weighing on your mind, let her know. Be prepared to discuss your medical history thoroughly.
A history of certain medical conditions, such as ailments that affect your immune system, will influence her decision regarding the appropriate anti-aging treatments for your needs. During this initial appointment, Dr. Margo Aura Emami will also review several rules you must adhere to in advance of your scheduled injections.
How to Prepare for Your Treatment
Protect your skin from UV damage and avoid invasive hair removal in the treatment area, like tweezing or waxing. Also, stop taking blood-thinning drugs and don’t drink alcohol for several days before your scheduled injections. You should also take steps to ensure your skin is moisturized and nourished adequately when you come in for your treatment session.
What Your Anti-Aging Session Will Be Like
You should expect your anti-aging appointment to take somewhere around a quarter of an hour to a full hour. During this time, Dr. Margo Aura Emami will use needles with tiny gauges to administer the gel into strategic locations beneath your skin. Afterward, you are free to return to your job or virtually anything else you may have scheduled after your appointment.
What Your Recovery Period Will Be Like
Again, there is no downtime following your anti-aging treatment. However, there are several guidelines you should follow to get the best results out of your convenient, pain-free treatment. For example, you need to ensure you are hydrated. The more hydrated you are, the sooner you will enjoy the final results of your treatment. You should also ensure you get at least 7.5 hours of sleep and stick to a healthy diet.
Remember, you can return to virtually any activity you may have scheduled after your treatment. You should skip any intense exercise because exercise elevates your blood pressure and makes your face hot. For the first day or two after your injections, you should avoid elevating your blood pressure beyond the normal range. Furthermore, you should avoid excessive heat. Other things that trigger excessive heat include:
- Steam rooms
- Dry saunas
- Hot showers
Schedule Your Appointment Now
If you’re looking to safely and conveniently add volume to your skin within seconds and enjoy ideal results after two to three weeks, Belotero may be appropriate for you. Dermatologists love this injectable dermal filler due to its safety; you’ll love it because the results can last over six months. Contact AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Margo Aura Emami and find out if this treatment is right for you.