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Belotero® in Huntersville, NC

Using your skin’s natural processes to fight the signs of aging offers a non-surgical solution for moderate to severe wrinkles, creases and folds. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery offer Belotero® treatments to boost the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery is a leading provider of Belotero® treatments for people in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

What is Belotero®?

Dermal fillers and injectables offer a variety of ways to treat lines and wrinkles. Some products, such as Botox® and Xeomin®, relax facial muscles to smooth out signs of aging. Others add collagen or hyaluronic acid (HA) to work with your skin to gradually add volume. One such treatment is Belotero®, an injectable treatment that contains HA to bind with water in your skin. The enhanced hydration in your skin restores skin volume, and lines and wrinkles simply fade away.

Benefits of Belotero®

Some of the unique benefits of Belotero® include:

  • Reduces lines and wrinkles with HA, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin
  • Effects of treatment last six to 12 months
  • Treatment takes less than one hour
  • No downtime
  • Non-surgical anti-aging solution

What is Belotero® Used For?

Belotero® is an FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe creases, folds, and wrinkles, such as:

  • Frown lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lines around the lips and mouth, sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines”

Dr. Cook may also recommend Belotero® to enhance your cheeks and lips.

What Should I Expect From Belotero® Treatments?

Lines and wrinkles are reduced by injecting Belotero® into the treatment area. The needle that Dr. Cook uses is very small, much smaller than what is used for vaccinations. You may need several injections, so we may numb the area with a topical numbing agent. Dr. Cook chooses precise injection sites to optimize the results of the product. After the injections, you see a noticeably enhanced volume to your skin, and your wrinkles and creases are less severe. Over time, the HA attracts water to further reduce the signs of aging.

Most people achieve optimum results after just one Belotero® treatment. Dr. Cook may recommend a maintenance treatment after six months to prevent the wrinkles and creases from returning.

Unlike surgery, Belotero® does not require that you take time off work or limit your activities. You may experience some minor tenderness, swelling, redness and bleeding where the needle was inserted into your skin. These symptoms may last one or two days. During this time, you may use concealer to hide the bruising and redness. You can also take some steps before your treatment to reduce the number of side affects you experience after the injection. Dr. Cook recommend you:

  • Only undergo Belotero® treatments at Pure Facial Plastic Surgery to ensure that the product is administered properly
  • Avoid alcohol for at least two days before your appointment
  • Do not use anti-inflammatory medications for at least one week before the appointment, unless directed by your physician

What Should my Physician Explain to me About Belotero® Treatments?

Belotero® is an FDA-approved product that is safe and effective for the majority of people. In rare cases, some complications have resulted from Belotero® treatments, including:

  • Inflammation
  • Bumps and nodules around the injection site
  • Scarring around the injection site

Clinical trials indicate that patients should not receive more than 6.0 mL of the product each year. Product safety for patients under 18 years of age and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding has not been investigated. Belotero® may not be recommended for patients with compromised immune systems.

How Much Does Belotero® Cost?

Belotero® is delivered to a qualified physician in pre-measured syringes. Syringes should not be used for multiple patients. The cost of your Belotero® treatment is based on the number of syringes needed for optimum results. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery accepts cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. If you would like convenient monthly payments for your treatments, please visit our financing page to learn about Alphaeon™ Credit.

You may not need surgery to have younger skin! Belotero® contains hyaluronic acid that is found in young skin.  To learn how Belotero® can reduce your wrinkles and creases, contact Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina, and schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Cook. We serve the residents in and around Charlotte.