Belotero™ NYC


An interesting crease commonly forms above the outer eyebrow in patients that undergo Botox treatment of their forehead. This is because the botox cannot be injected too far down on the forehead as it would make the eyebrow sag and women would lose the arch of their eyebrow, and this also commonly would lower their upper eyelid as the eyebrow supports the upper eyelid. This horizontal supra eyebrow crease can be improved in some patients rather significantly with the use of a hyaluronic acid, Belotero.

Belotero™ Dermal Fillers NYC and Manhattan

Dr. Ron Shelton offers a number of treatments for those looking to enhance their look or turn back the hands of time on aging. One commonly used type of dermal filler at his practice is that of Belotero™ dermal filler. NYC residents can utilize Belotero injections to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on their face, neck, décolleté, and hands.

The most common uses of Belotero™ Dr. Shelton finds in his practice are taking advantage of its unique moldable fine characteristics and he injects it into the most superficial lines, such as the smoker's lines of the upper lip, cheeks, forehead and chest. Other fillers are often too thick for this purpose and leave lumps, but with an ultra-fine technique, superficial placement, performing the treatment with magnification and slow delivery, and then gently massaging the area with a cotton-tipped applicator, Dr. Shelton smoothens these lines with immediate results.

Belotero™ is a dermal filler that is FDA approved for injection into the mid to deep dermis underneath the epidermis, or surface, of the skin. Doctors can use it off-label for other facial and non-facial folds and wrinkles. It is made of hyaluronic acid. This substance is already a part of our bodies, and is lost as we age. This can reduce volume and youthfulness on certain areas of the body. Belotero™ can help replace this volume loss and diminish the lines and wrinkles that make many patients self-conscious about the way they look.

How does it work?

Belotero™ is injected into the upper layer of the skin to replace volume and rehydrate the area. The results can be seven almost immediately upon treatment, and they can boost confidence and self-esteem for those who are embarrassed about their aging appearance.

Belotero™ can be injected into various areas of the body. Most patients use Belotero™ for areas of the face, such as marionette lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, and the nasolabial folds. Belotero™ can also be used on the décolleté and on the backs of hands, which are other prominent areas of the body that can tell our true age.

A true candidate for Belotero™ is a patient who feels younger than they look. They may be upset with the way their body is aging, and want to regain that beautiful, smooth, youthful skin they once had. Patients that receive dermal fillers should also have great overall health, and be fully educated on the risks and benefits of treatment. One should expect some bruising to occur with any filler, but especially when working around the mouth so superficially. Patients should avoid, if possible, consuming any blood-thinning agents prior to filler injections. This is discussed in the consultation that Dr. Shelton's patients receive.

If you are interested in learning more about Belotero™, call NYC dermatologist Dr. Shelton today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if Belotero™ is right for you! In his Midtown Manhattan skin and laser surgery practice, Dr. Shelton is happy to discuss with new and existing patients the benefits of dermal fillers and the ways that they can transform their look and their life!

Last updated on: 28 June, 2017

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