Dermal Fillers. We know them and love them for what they do for our appearance. If you have yet to be treated with wrinkle reducing injectibles or are continually on the lookout for innovative treatment options, you may be interested in finding out how Belotero differs from other hyaluronic acid fillers on the market today.
Many of the soft tissue fillers that have been developed have a base of hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar compound that plays an essential role in the lubrication of joints, the eyes, and the moisture that is retained in the skin. One of the questions that may keep a person from obtaining wrinkle-reduction with fillers is how one product differs from another. When so many contain the same basic ingredient, you would think that the outcome from treatment would be the same, but this is not the case.
The Characteristics of HA fillers
It is not necessarily the use of hyaluronic acid alone that makes dermal filler products special. There are also characteristics such as the concentration of HA, the extent of crosslinking, and the hardiness of the gel substance to consider. Gel viscosity is also an important factor. The various characteristics in a filler make it suitable for specific uses. It is why some fillers are used on delicate skin around the lips, and why others are better suited to restoring mid-face volume.
How Belotero Differs
The Belotero filler has been used for several years, and has shown significant clinical results. This product has been developed with monophasic double-crosslink technology and a Cohesive Polydensified Matrix through which the precise viscosity has been achieved. The variable density throughout the product integrates beautifully into subcutaneous tissue as well as the lines and creases affecting the dermis. Once injected, the product spreads harmoniously through the targeted tissues, leading to natural looking results.
Some of the concerns that exist with other products, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, include lumpiness and a bluish tinge called the Tyndall effect. This discoloration can occur with the superficial application of most HA fillers, but not with Belotero. The ease with which this product integrates into tissue makes it ideal for a number of complaints related to superficial lines and wrinkles. Other, denser fillers continue to be appropriate for deeper creases in the skin.
Often, the best results are obtained using a combination of products. To refresh your appearance in a single visit, contact our office at (408) 559-4700.