Belotero is one of the newer dermal fillers to achieve facial rejuvenation without surgery. Various tests and patient feedback reveal that Belotero can effectively rival other longer-standing cosmetic fillers such as Juvederm in terms of safety and efficacy. Belotero med spa procedure for aesthetic improvement of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and creases has been recently approved by the FDA.
According to researchers, Belotero can perform at a very similar level as Juvederm, as both are hyaluronic acid based fillers and have the ability to volumize the face and lips as well as correct wrinkles and folds. Motykie Medical Spa, led by highly experienced and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides both Juvederm and Belotero to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
While both Juvederm and Belotero are hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers, they have unique characteristics including their degree of cross-linking, cohesiveness, gel hardness and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. Belotero is a monophasic double cross-linked hyaluronic gel that has a lower viscosity as compared to Juvederm.
The gel in Belotero has variable densities of cross-linking in a single cohesive structure. These variable cross-linking zones enable Belotero to integrate thoroughly into the nooks and crannies in the subcutaneous layer and the dermis. Therefore, in comparison to Juvederm, the results with Belotero can be relatively smoother and more natural looking.
Higher cohesiveness and elasticity of Belotero allow for the gel to be injected evenly and spread homogenously across the affected areas and into the surrounding facial tissue. An experienced med spa provider will help a patient make the most appropriate choice between Juvederm and Belotero according to their needs.
Newer Generation Hyaluronic Acid
In comparison to Juvederm, Belotero is based on a newer generation hyaluronic acid. Belotero gel is molecularly tweaked in a manner to allow it to be used for treating very superficial wrinkles and lines. The concern of developing bumps, lumps and the Tyndall effect is mitigated with Belotero treatment.
Tyndall effect refers to a bluish discoloration that can occur due to the optical properties of the dermal filler. A hyaluronic acid based filler such as Juvederm can create the Tyndall effect when it is injected very superficially in the dermis. This unwanted side effect is avoided with Belotero because of the homogeneous tissue integration patter of this filler.
While Juvederm is widely recognized as a facial filler that is more appropriate for deeper and severe lines and wrinkles on the face, Belotero is more effective as a fine line filler. In fact, researchers believe that Belotero will fill an existing void in the fine line treatment area. Juvederm gel is placed into deeper layers of the skin to create a natural looking volumizing effect from within.
In case of Belotero, the treatment provider will address the fine lines using a serial puncture technique. The injections will be placed very superficially high up in the dermis. Once the gel has been injected into the target areas, the provider will gently massage the area to ensure better spread and integration of the product. Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Belotero and Juvederm.
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