Your face reveals much about your lifestyle and overall health. While you may welcome the subtle changes that come with maturing and gaining life experience, you may not appreciate the tell-tale signs of aging or bad habits like smoking. Nasolabial folds can be the first signal to you and others that your age and lifestyle have caught up with you. You can fill them out and regain your youthful appearance by undergoing Belotero® treatments.
What are Nasolabial Folds?
Nasolabial folds are sometimes referred to as laugh lines or frown lines. They are deep creases along the sides of your nose and corners of your mouth. They can appear at any age and make you look older. However, they also can be easily smoothed out and filled in with modern cosmetic treatments. Nasolabial folds are caused by a number of different factors. Some of the most common contributors include:
• sun exposure
• facial expressions
Most people develop them naturally at some point in their lives. The folds indicate that the muscle under the facial skin is weakening.
What is Belotero®?
Modern cosmetic medicine now allows doctors to ease or eliminate the appearance of nasolabial folds without extensive and invasive surgery. Belotero® is one of the most common methods used to address these facial creases. The injectable is available in most countries but especially in the U.S, Canada, and most countries in Western Europe.
Belotero® is a dermal filler that is made from naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid. Because it is made from a substance that occurs naturally in the human body, it is safe to use in most patients and has a low risk of being rejected.
It is also approved by the FDA and minimally invasive. Patients who receive Belotero® injections do not need to be sedated or put under general anesthesia. The injections cause minimal discomfort, although some patients prefer their doctors to apply a numbing topical agent to the skin prior to the treatments.
Patients also like Belotero® because it is:
Most patients see immediate improvement in the quality and appearance of their skin. These injections eliminate the need for more extensive and invasive cosmetic surgery like a facelift.
Belotero® continues to be one of the safest and most effective ways of filling out and easing the appearance of nasolabial folds. You can undo the damage inflicted to your face by smoking, aging and sun exposure. You also escape having to undergo extensive cosmetic procedures like a facelift.
If Belotero® sounds like the right treatment for you, we can help you learn more during your consultation with us at Youthfill MD in Los Angeles and La Crescenta. Contact us today to book your first appointment.