Do you feel self-conscious due to a moderate or severe amount of facial volume loss? If so, you may be a good candidate for BELOTERO injections at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA. We offer several durable dermal fillers to help our clients reverse the signs of aging and improve their confidence. If you think you could benefit from dermal filler injections, read on to discover everything you need to know about this treatment, including its durability.
How Long Does BELOTERO Last?
As a general rule, you can expect your BELOTERO results to last for six to 12 months. However, the longevity of your results depends on several factors, including the severity of your cosmetic concerns and your skincare routine. Generally speaking, the more severe your cosmetic concerns are, the sooner you can expect to need a touch-up session to maintain your optimal results.
How Can I Improve the Durability of My Results?
One of the best things you can do to improve the durability of your BELOTERO results is to protect your skin from UV radiation by using broad-spectrum sunblock with a high SPF. The reason this is so effective is that UV radiation is the leading cause of premature skin aging. Another helpful skin care tip to follow is to moisturize your skin daily. To keep the outer layers of your skin moisturized, you should use an occlusive moisturizer.
However, if you want to enjoy your optimal results for as long as possible, you should remember to keep the foundational layer of your skin hydrated, too. This can be accomplished by drinking at least six to eight cups of hydrating fluid daily. If you feel like you’re drinking a lot of hydrating fluids but your urine is dark, take a close look at your diet. You may be consuming too little sodium or too much potassium. You can also hydrate by eating:
- Broth-based soups
- Water-dense vegetables
How Long Can I Expect My Treatment Session To Take?
Typically, injection sessions can be completed in just 15 to 30 minutes. Before your treatment begins, we will verify that your skin is healthy enough for the injections to be administered safely. Then, we will remove any cosmetics that are present in the treatment areas and use an alcohol-based antiseptic to cleanse the treatment areas. There is no need for general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or strong sedatives to be administered prior to treatment.
This is due to its non-invasive nature. However, we are happy to apply a topical numbing cream to your skin prior to your treatment. We use an extremely fine needle to administer the hyaluronic acid-based gel, so you won’t feel any pain regardless of whether you want your skin numbed. You should, however, expect to feel a small amount of pressure as the injectable is administered if you don’t get your skin numbed.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment Session?
In most cases, people are able to resume their normal activities immediately after their injection session. However, it is essential that you avoid strenuous exercise, sweating, and exposure to excessively hot or cold temperatures for 24 to 48 hours following your treatment. If you have a sedentary job in a climate-controlled environment, you will be able to return to work once your treatment is complete, but you will not be able to apply makeup to the treatment area.
It is important to note that you will be able to see an improvement in your appearance as soon as your appointment is over. However, this is due to the volume provided by the filler. It will take several days for the filler to finish settling into the targeted areas, and it can take up to three weeks to enjoy the
final results of your treatment if you only need one session.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You can generally expect to qualify for this treatment if you are 21 or older and concerned about volume loss in your facial skin causing moderate or severe wrinkles and similar problems. This injectable dermal filler is usually used to erase fine lines and superficial wrinkles around the eyes and lips. However, you also may be a good fit for this treatment if you have such problems as asymmetrical lips or baggy lower eyelids.
During your initial consultation, we will assess all of your areas of concern to determine which problems can be treated with this injectable. If you have concerns about your midface, you may be a better fit for VOLUMA injections. If you are experiencing any cosmetic or medical concerns caused by muscle hyperactivity, an injectable muscle relaxant may be appropriate for you.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for This Treatment?
In most cases of moderate or severe volume loss in the skin, BELOTERO is considered safe and effective. However, there are contraindications that must be considered before we can confirm that you are a good candidate for this treatment. For example, this treatment may not be ideal for you if you have a history of severe allergic reactions. As another example, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Furthermore, this treatment is not appropriate for anyone who cannot adhere to all of the preparation and aftercare guidelines. We will advise you of these during your initial consultation and discuss any concerns you may have. Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, there aren’t a lot of rules you have to follow, and they are simple to follow.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need To Take Before My Injection Session?
To be considered a good candidate for this treatment, your blood needs to be able to clot normally. For this reason, you will need to stop taking any blood thinners or anticoagulants prior to your injection session. Additionally, your blood pressure needs to be normal to qualify for treatment, so you should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appointment.
It is also very important that you do not schedule any cosmetic treatments within two weeks of your injection session that may irritate your skin. We will reschedule your appointment if you come in for treatment and your skin is irritated. Similarly, you should not use any topical products, including certain medications, that have harsh ingredients.
Am I a Good Candidate for VOLUMA?
If you qualify for BELOTERO injections to treat cosmetic concerns around your mouth and eyes, you will almost certainly qualify for VOLUMA injections if you are concerned about the appearance of your midface. Both injectable dermal fillers feature a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid that is bioavailable. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about your body rejecting the filler. However, you should be aware that you should be at least 22 to get VOLUMA injections.
Typically, VOLUMA is used to augment the apple of the cheek and recontour the cheekbone. Nonetheless, there are other benefits that can be derived from VOLUMA injections. For example, this dermal filler can be used to improve the appearance of the undereye area drastically. Furthermore, it can lift sagging jowls, significantly improving the appearance of your jawline.
What Injectable Muscle Relaxant Could Be Right for Me?
To reiterate, you may need treatment with an injectable muscle relaxant to correct your concerns if they are caused by muscle hyperactivity. We offer four injectable muscle relaxants, and each unique prescription medication is ideal for different situations. Jeuveau, otherwise known as Newtox, is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate or severe frown lines.
If you have frown lines and other muscle-related concerns, like forehead lines or crow’s feet, BOTOX may be a better fit for you. BOTOX is FDA-approved to treat a wide variety of muscle-related concerns. To help you determine which prescription medication is right for you, we will advise you on what results you can expect from each injectable. Typically, you can expect to see results within three to four days of treatment, and the results usually last three to four months.
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BELOTERO results typically last for six to 12 months depending on the severity of the cosmetic concerns being treated, your skincare routine, and other factors. To extend the longevity of your results, you should make maintaining your skin health a top priority. If you think dermal filler injections could benefit you, contact us now at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA to schedule an evaluation and determine which injectables are right for you.