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Last Updated on July 13, 2021 by Dr Sanusi Umar MD
Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler, related to Juvederm and Restylane. However, it has undergone a newer, patented cross-linking process to fill in fine, surface lines. This male patient from Venice Beach, Los Angeles wanted to reduce the appearance of crows feet fine lines around his eyes. He did not want laser treatment. Although he had tried Botox and Dysport injections in the past, he wanted to avoid the use of neurotoxins by filling in his wrinkles instead of addressing the nerves and muscles Dr.U recommended the use of Belotero injections to remove crows feet lines and achieve the type of improvement the patient wanted.
This patient decided to simply fill in his crows feet wrinkles instead of using Botox or Dysport to relax the muscles in this area. Since Belotero is formula…
Before Photos of Dr. U’s Patient – Belotero Filler For Crows Feet
Here are images of the patient before his procedure. In the early stages, crows feet lines tend to appear when a person smiles and squints. However, this patient had reached this patient had reached the point where wrinkles were apparent even when his face was at rest. He hoped to achieve a natural-looking reduction in the appearance of these lines.
Dr. U Applies Belotero for Crows Feet – Procedure Photos of Venice Beach, Los Angeles Patient
Belotero is made of hyaluronic acid, much like Juvederm and Restylane. However, its molecules connect differently to form a seamless, continuous substance. Juvederm and Restylane products are considered to be older generation products. They consist of particles in a gel that may form clumps. By contrast, the lightweight, even consistency of Belotero is ideal for filling in fine superficial wrinkles.
Unlike Juvederm and Restylane, Belotero will not produce a bluish discoloration, known as the Tyndall effect. This occurs when light rays bend as they pass through a gel suspension. Since the skin around the eyes is very delicate and thin, this area is more susceptible to the Tyndall phenomenon, which can look like bruises.
Dr. U injected the product to remove crow’s feet lines by strategically to addressing certain wrinkles on the patient’s face while leaving others alone.
Belotero Filler Before and After Pictures of Crows Feet Treatment
This patient’s Belotero treatment was able to remove crows feet lines around the eyes by filling in the deep grooves.
Video – Belotero as a New Botox Alternative
In this video, Dr. Umar discusses this procedure in further detail. Also, the patient, himself shares his feedback about using Belotero to fill in his crows feet lines.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Using Belotero to Remove Crows Feet
Why do I get crows feet when I smile?
Crows feet wrinkles are formed by certain groups of muscles around the eyes. These include the orbicularis oculi. They are also caused by what is referred to as the smiling muscles. Specifically, these are the levator labii superioris and the zygomaticus major and minor. Although you have always had these muscles, the skin around the eyes starts to become thinner and less elastic. When you smile or squint, crows feet grooves become visible. Over time, etched lines form which may become deeper as you get older.
If I want to know how to get rid of crows feet without Botox or Dysport, is Belotero my only option?
According to Dr. U, Belotero is certainly one option to consider. As a filler, it produces results quickly and within a predictable timeframe. Laser is another option. This works by applying light/heat energy to deeper layers of the skin and triggers cells called fibroblasts to create more collagen. With this approach, it is possible to improve the skin’s firmness, making moderate to minor crows feet lines less visible. However, due to different factors, each patient will have a different capacity to produce new collagen. Therefore, the timeframe for seeing the results you want is less predictable.
What other areas can Belotero treat besides crow’s feet?
Belotero comes in different formulations, like Hydro, Soft, Balance, Intense, and Volume. In general, it can be used to fill in various types of fine lines on the face, including vertical lip lines. Some doctors use it to help smooth the appearance of horizontal neck wrinkles/grooves. Thicker versions of Belotero can also enhance the volume of the lips.
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