At Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO, we love helping our clients restore the youthful aesthetic of days gone by. We are proud to offer several anti-aging treatments to help our clients improve their appearance and self-esteem. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one of our most popular injectables, BELOTERO. Keep reading if you are interested in learning more about what to expect before, during, and after this volumizing treatment.
How Long Does BELOTERO Last?
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect your BELOTERO results to last for six to 12 months. Several factors affect how long your results will last, including the area being treated and the severity of your cosmetic concerns. Your age also affects how long you can expect your desired results to last. Generally, the younger you are when you get treatment, the longer you can expect your desired results to last.
What Can I Do to Extend the Longevity of My Results?
If you want to enjoy your optimal BELOTERO results for as long as possible, you need to make excellent skincare a part of your routine. For example, do everything you can to protect your skin from the sun. When UV rays are particularly strong, you should consider not going outside. When you go outside, you should protect your skin by wearing a brimmed hat and sunscreen. Moisturizing your skin should also be part of your daily routine.
During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your skin type and advise you on how often you should moisturize your skin. Most people can keep their skin sufficiently moisturized by applying a moisturizer once daily. It will only be necessary for you to moisturize your skin twice daily if you have dry skin.
How Soon Will I Be Able to See My Desired Results?
You will see an immediate improvement in your appearance when this hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler is administered into your areas of concern. However, you won’t be able to see your optimal results immediately. Rather, you need to wait for your skin to ramp up its collagen production. This may take between 10 and 14 days. Generally, the younger and healthier you are, the sooner you can expect to see your desired results.
What Can I Do to See My Desired Results Faster?
If you’re interested in seeing your final BELOTERO results as quickly as possible, you need to prime your skin for optimal collagen production efficiency. There are several things you can do to make this production process more efficient. For example, you should not consume tobacco products or drink alcohol until your final results have become apparent if your goal is to see your final results as quickly as possible.
Another effective step you can take to ensure your skin produces collagen as efficiently as possible is to make sure that you are sticking to a nutritious, hydrating diet. Both dehydration and a lack of certain nutrients will extend the amount of time it takes your skin to produce a sufficient amount of extra collagen. Moreover, you can help yourself see your final results faster by protecting your skin from the sun and moisturizing once or twice daily.
What Should I Expect Before My Treatment Session?
An Initial Consultation
Before your injections can be administered, you need to attend an initial evaluation to verify that this treatment is appropriate for you. To determine this, we will discuss your health history and current health. We will also need to discuss your lifestyle and the drugs and supplements you currently take to ensure this treatment will be safe for you. You may need to alter your routine temporarily to qualify.
We also need to verify that this treatment will be effective for you before we determine that you are a good candidate. Typically, if you are fairly healthy, you can expect to qualify for this treatment if you are concerned about nasolabial folds or lines around your mouth that are caused by moderate or severe volume loss.
Due to the minimally-invasive nature of this treatment, you don’t need to make significant modifications to your routine, like fasting for eight hours or giving up alcohol for two weeks. However, there are some restrictions you will need to adhere to for a short time prior to your injection session. For example, you need to avoid alcohol and tobacco consumption for 24 hours prior to your scheduled treatment. It is also extremely important that you arrive with clean skin.
If you are wearing makeup or lotion in the areas targeted for treatment, we will remove it. We will also inspect it to ensure it is free from irritation and sterilize it with an alcohol-based antiseptic. If your skin is in good enough condition for treatment, we will inject the medication into strategic points within your areas of concern.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment Session?
You should expect no downtime required after this injectable anti-aging treatment. Once your injections are administered, we will review your recovery rules with you, and then you are free to return to work. Note that you should take the rest of the day off after your treatment if you can’t do your job and adhere to all of the recovery guidelines.
What Should I Do After My Treatment Session?
Once your treatment session is over, it is extremely important that you stay hydrated. The more hydrated you are, the sooner you will be able to enjoy the final results of your treatment. Similarly, it is important that you make sure you eat plenty of nutritious foods. To produce collagen, your skin needs plenty of water, protein, and essential micronutrients.
What Should I Avoid After My Treatment Session?
It is very important that you do not consume tobacco products or alcohol during the first 24 hours following your injection session. Additionally, you need to take great care to avoid sun damage after your treatment. Moreover, during the first 24 hours after your treatment, it is imperative that you avoid vigorous physical activity, exposure to excessively hot or cold temperatures, or sweating.
What If My Concerns Aren’t Volume Loss-Related?
To reiterate, this injectable dermal filler is indicated for the treatment of cosmetic concerns that are caused by significant volume loss. If you have nasolabial folds and other facial aging signs that are caused by excessively tight muscles, you will be considered a poor BELOTERO candidate. However, you may qualify for BOTOX injections.
BOTOX is an injectable muscle relaxant that has helped millions of people around the world since 1989. While it was first used for medical purposes, the FDA has now approved it for the treatment of a much wider range of concerns, including cosmetic concerns like nasolabial folds and crow’s feet. An initial consultation is required to verify that BOTOX injections are appropriate for you, but you can generally expect to qualify if you do not have:
- A history of keloid scarring
- Any known allergies
- A bleeding disorder
How Soon Can I Expect to See BOTOX Results?
You can expect to see a significant improvement in your treated areas just two to four days after your injections are administered. Factors affecting how quickly your final results will become apparent include the severity of your cosmetic concerns and the locations of your excessively tight muscles. To see your desired results faster, you should exercise the treated muscles daily.
How Long Can I Expect the Results of My Treatment to Last?
There are several factors that affect the longevity of BOTOX results, but you can generally expect them to last for two to six months. Typically, the less severe your cosmetic concerns are, the longer you can expect your desired results to last. Additionally, you can generally expect to enjoy longer-lasting results if you are treating an area with less active muscles.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
BELOTERO results may last anywhere from six to 12 months. How long your ideal results will remain depends on several factors, including how well you care for your skin after your treatment. If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your face due to moderate or severe volume loss, contact us now at Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO to schedule an appointment if you are in the Denver, CO area.