Belotero® in Baltimore
As we grow older, the signs of aging begin to accelerate. One of the most prominent signs of aging in the face happens when people start to lose volume in their faces. This lack of volume has many negative effects on the appearance. It makes people appear tired all the time, and it also makes wrinkles and lines around the mouth and eyes appear more prominent. There is a solution, however. With Belotero® injections from board-certified Baltimore facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons Dr. Ira D. Papel and Dr. Theda C. Kontis, you can bring the volume back to your face. Belotero® injections will make you look younger and boost your self-esteem.
What Is Belotero®?
Belotero® is a facial filler. The main active ingredient is hyaluronic acid. It is injected into the lines and wrinkles on the face, which will make them disappear. An added bonus is that hyaluronic acid has the ability to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. This means that people who undergo repeated injections of Belotero® will need less of it with each injection, and eventually their wrinkles may actually disappear for good.
Benefits of Belotero®
Belotero® eliminates wrinkles, but there are many other facial fillers that will do this as well. However, one of the main benefits of Belotero® is that it has a very soft consistency. This makes it an ideal filler for the more delicate areas of the face. When patients need to get rid of their wrinkles around their eyes, lips and other sensitive areas, using Belotero® is a perfect choice. Some of the other benefits of Belotero® include:
- It can be used to fill in scars.
- It is a great treatment for the dark circles under the eyes, making them disappear.
- It can be used as a filler for the lips, giving a more fuller appearance
How Are Belotero® Injections Administered?
Belotero® comes in individual syringes. The Belotero® gel is injected through tiny needles, but the injection sites are treated with numbing cream first. In addition, Belotero® contains lidocaine to minimize any discomfort.
Preparing for Belotero® Injections
It is critical that you stop taking blood-thinning medications at least two days before your appointment. This includes things such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and acetaminophen. If you are on a prescription medication that is a blood thinner, make sure to speak with your physician before you stop taking it.
How Much Does Belotero® Cost?
The cost of Belotero® is based on the patient’s individual situation. This can be discussed during your first consultation at our office. If you have any questions about how to pay for your Belotero® treatment, you can get in touch with our specialized team to work out a convenient payment arrangement to meet your needs. Financing is also available.
Is Belotero® Right for Me?
If you have vertical lip lines, nasolabial folds (smile lines), wrinkles at the mouth’s corners, and marionette lines (those long lines that extend from the mouth’s corner to border the chin), then Belotero® may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis for Belotero®?
Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis really care about their patients. They will put you at ease from the moment you walk through the doors of our clinic. Our team of experts work hard to make sure that you enjoy every step of the process, which ensures that you will recommend our clinic to your friends and family.
What to Expect during Your Consultation
You will have an initial consultation with either Dr. Papel or Dr. Kontis. They will ask you about your medical history, allergies and skin sensitivities. The doctor will ask what your goals are for the treatment, and you will be given a thorough explanation of the reasonable benefits of Belotero® injections.
At The Facial Plastic Surgicenter, we urge you to remember that everyone is different, and your comfort with our surgeons is just as important as the final price. Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis have performed many successful Belotero® treatments on patients from Baltimore, Washington D.C., Annapolis, and the surrounding areas of Maryland and would love a chance to discuss procedural options with you! Contact us at our Baltimore office to schedule a consultation for your Belotero® treatment and discuss all of your options.