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BELOTERO® INJECTION 

What is Belotero®? 

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As people age, their tissues can begin to lose elasticity and shape. This can eventually make the face look unhappy or angry, betraying how good someone may feel inside. On top of the natural increase in laxity, issues like stress, chemical exposure, weight fluctuations, and genetics can compound these wrinkles. While there are lots of over the counter products that claim to eliminate facial lines, none can actually make much difference. However, dermal fillers are a family of injectables designed to restore a youthful, lifted, taut look in just minutes. MedSpa CA has the newest filler on the market, Belotero, in our arsenal; we are ready to help patients win the war against wrinkles.

New to the world of dermal fillers, Belotero can significantly improve the appearance by eliminated fine lines around the mouth and eyes. Comprised of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Belotero will plump the existing tissues to even out facial creases. The filler will also replace lost volume under the eyes and along the cheeks. The shape and contours of healthy features can be restored after one treatment. While the benefits of Belotero are seen right away, as the body’s collagen supply is grows, the results will continue to improve.

Belotero can significantly improve:

  • Crow’s Feet

  • Nasolabial Folds

  • Marionette Lines

  • ‘Hollow’ Cheekbones

  • Lip Lines

The Ideal Candidate for Belotero

Anyone who is experiencing fine lines around the mouth or eyes, as well as hollow areas underneath the eyes and a loss of volume along the cheeks, can benefit from Belotero. The injectable is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. Patients in good health, who understand treatment with dermal fillers, and hold reasonable expectations for their results, can make an excellent candidate for treatment with Belotero. Patient with an active skin condition, such as pimples, rash, cysts, cold sores, and hives, should postpone their Belotero treatment until it has completely cleared.

The Belotero Consultation

 

Before scheduling a Belotero session, an initial consultation will be scheduled with one of the professionals at MedSpa CA. At this appointment, a brief exam of the skin and facial anatomy will be performed, and the patient’s medical history will be reviewed. The Belotero treatment process will be fully explained; the benefits and potential side effects will also be discussed. When Belotero is determined to be the right procedure for an individual patient, a unique treatment plan will be created.

Belotero Injections

A Belotero session will take less than 30 minutes in one of MedSpa CA’s luxurious patient rooms. Once the treatment area has been determined, the Belotero will be administered with a very small needle. The injections are not considered painful, although a topical or local anesthetic may be applied before treatment, to maximize patient comfort. No downtime is necessary after a Belotero treatment. That same afternoon, patients can return to work or school, as well as all other daily activities. Immediately after the injections, minor redness, swelling, and mild bruising may be seen throughout the treatment site.

Before & After (Slider)

RESULTS AFTER 2 WEEKS

RESULTS AFTER 2 WEEKS

*Individual results may vary. Unretouched photos of actual patient.

*Individual results may vary. Unretouched photos of actual patient.

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  • Will I look overdone?
    BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a techniquesensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
  • Does the treatment hurt?
    Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
  • How long does treatment take?
    The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery—it’s often called a lunchtime procedure.
  • What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?
    Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
  • What is the Most Important Information I Should Know About BOTOX® Cosmetic?
    BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic: ​ • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months. •Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing. ​ There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines or both at the same time. ​ BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities. ​ BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
  • What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
    BOTOX® Cosmetic is prescription medicine a medical professional injects into muscles to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
  • Who Should Not Use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
    Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you are: allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic such as botulinum toxin type A and human serum albumin; had an allergic reaction to another botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
  • What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Treatment?
    Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects. Tell your doctor if you have or have had bleeding issues; plan to or have had surgery; have forehead muscle weakness such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; or any changes to your face. ​ Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breast feed. It is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby or if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk.
  • What Are Common Side Effects?
    The most common side effects include temporary injection site pain; weakening of adjacent facial muscles; drooping eyelids; swelling eyelids; and headache. Other side effects, while less common, have been reported including blurred vision, double vision and allergic reactions (itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness or feeling faint).
  • What Should I tell My Doctor About Medicines and Vitamins I Take?
    Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past. Tell your doctor if you have received an injection with another botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months, such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin®. Be sure your doctor knows which product you received. ​ Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medicines and supplements you take including: vitamins and herbal products; recent antibiotic injections; anticholinergics; muscle relaxants; allergy or cold medicine; sleep medicine; aspirin-like products; and blood thinners. Ask your doctor if you are not sure whether your medicine is listed above.
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