Wrinkles and sagging skin are an unfortunate part of life and growing older. Our skin undergoes changes in texture and appearance, growing thinner and losing smoothness and plumpness. Many people do not realize it, but aging skin actually starts when you are in your twenties. At this time, natural aging, genetics, pollution, sun exposure and other factors begin catching up to you. By the time you are in your late thirties or forties, the undeniable fact of skin aging has made its presence known.
Causes of Aging Skin
There are a number of factors that cause the skin to age and fine lines and wrinkles to begin creeping in. One of the main factors is the gradual loss of a substance known as hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance made by your own body. It attracts and holds water molecules. In fact, hyaluronic acid is able to bind many times its own weight in water. One role this substance plays in the body is cushioning our joints from the inside. Another is hydrating and plumping our skin.
As we grow older, our bodies produce less and less hyaluronic acid. As a result, our skin grows thinner and dryer and loses volume. Wrinkles begin to form. Think of a balloon that is deflated. Where it once had round contours, it now shows signs of lines and folds.
Belotero® to the Rescue
Belotero® is an injectable used to smooth skin and fill in the folds that appear on either side of the nose. It contains hyaluronic acid, which supplements the hyaluronic acid that has been lost due to the aging process.
In addition to addressing folds on each side of the nose, Belotero® can treat delicate areas, like vertical lip lines and etched-in smile lines. The product consists of a cohesive and soft gel that helps to instantly fill in the skin and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
The results of a Belotero® treatment are immediate, but temporary. Follow-up treatments will be required to maintain results. Although each individual case is different, results can last six months or more, depending upon the specific treatment area and how much product was used.
As previously mentioned, the active ingredient contained in Belotero® is hyaluronic acid. This natural substance binds to water, lending a volumizing effect to the skin. The hyaluronic acid contained in Belotero® was formulated specifically to create a cohesive, smooth gel. The gel blends in perfectly with the skin, filling in wrinkles and creating a very natural appearance.
Is Belotero® Right for You?
Hyaluronic acid treatments for correcting wrinkles have been used safely thousands of times. Belotero® has been approved by the FDA and has undergone rigorous testing to demonstrate its safety. To see if this injectable can benefit you, make an appointment at Elan Med Spa in Fayetteville. Contact us today to request a consultation.