Full lips and smooth skin around the mouth make women look more youthful, and annoyingly thinning of the lips and vertical lines radiating out from them is one of the first signs of ageing.
You can get creative with lip liner for a while, but ultimately if you want to get your luscious lip volume back, you can use hyaluronic filler.
Belotero is a new hyaluronic acid filler, available from Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin. Hyaluronic acids are present naturally in the body, so this filler integrates quickly and safely with your own skin.
Belotero has some particularly unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for a very soft and even correction; it’s versatile enough to use in areas like the naso-labial folds (‘smile’ lines) but soft enough to treat delicate areas like vertical lip lines without causing any swelling or hardness in the area.
Hyaluronic acids work by binding to water molecules, so it plumps the skin and fills in wrinkles and folds for immediate correction, making it ideal for use around the lips.
It’s very satisfying for the patient, as the results are instant-immediately upon injection, you’ll see the smoothing away of lines and wrinkles, as well as plumping of the skin.
Does it hurt and how long does it last?
As with all needle injections, it depends on the patient’s tolerance. Getting an injection is never particularly pleasant, but it takes only moments and is injected with a very fine gauge needle. You can discuss pain management with Dr. Fay if you are nervous or uncomfortable about needles.
Belotero lasts about 6 months or so; again this depends on the patient as it varies by individual.
Are there any side effects?
Just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve on their own.
How long is the recovery time?
There is very little to no downtime associated with a Belotero dermal filler procedure; most patients just go back to work or their normal activities immediately afterwards. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans with Dr. Fay during your consultation.
For further information or to book a consultation, call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100.