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Belotero®, a facial filler for nonsurgical rejuvenation

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures include a broad range of services, from chemical peels to laser treatments. The most popular nonsurgical treatments, however, involve a liquid facelift. Often referred to as a “lunch time lift”, busy professionals in Washington DC frequently visit a plastic surgeon’s office to get these nonsurgical facelift type procedures.

Keep in mind that loose skin still often requires surgery with a facelift, the nonsurgical treatments can be started at a younger age, may help “hold off” the facelift, or be continued after facial surgery to help maintain a rejuvenated appearance.

What are facial fillers in a liquid facelift?

Every year more facial fillers become available to enhance one’s appearance. As a cosmetic surgery practice, we offer a variety of these treatments. HA fillers come as a clear gel that may plump lips, soften facial wrinkles, and augment cheeks. Facial fillers vary in their consistency and longevity.

Blog post - before after Belotero photos nonsurgical smile lines lips injection cheek

Liquid facelift, immediately before and after nonsurgical treatment of smile lines with Belotero by Dr. Chaboki.

What is Belotero?

Belotero is one treatment in the category of facial fillers. Belotero, similar to many of the available facial fillers, is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural component of the skin. It has been described as a lighter, thinner, or softer filler that allows certain advantages and disadvantages depending on multiple factors. For example, Belotero may provide natural results for superficial skin treatments and wrinkles, while it may not be the first choice for nonsurgical volumization which may require a thicker or stronger filler. Results with Belotero may last anywhere from several months to a couple years in some patients.

Blog post - before after Belotero photos nonsurgical smile lines lips injection cheek

Liquid facelift, before and a few weeks after nonsurgical treatment of smile lines with Belotero by Dr. Chaboki.

What is the best facial filler?

There isn’t a “best” filler for all patients. The best plastic surgeons and dermatologists use a variety of fillers and techniques in liquid facelift treatments. In addition, aesthetic physicians often use facial fillers in an off-label manner for cosmetic treatments to help achieve a patient’s desired results.

As a specialist in cosmetic procedures of the face, Dr. Chaboki personally evaluates each patient to help determine appropriate options. He also implements a variety of methods to help alleviate discomfort, swelling, and bruising with liquid facelift treatments. The example above show little bruising or swelling immediately after facial filler treatment with Belotero.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.