The Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery believes that people who want to enhance their natural beauty should have that opportunity. The center also believes that every patient deserves a facial plastic surgeon with plenty of training and experience.
Dr. Edward Buckingham graduated in the top two percent of his class and completed extensive training in otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Because of his tremendous skill, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery asks him to serve as a guest instructor when time allows.
One of his specialties involves enhancing your facial features with a dermal filler known as Belotero.
What is Belotero?
Belotero is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid. This acid is found naturally within your skin, but it diminishes as you age. Because hyaluronic acid is found naturally within your skin, it is safe and effective at adding volume and smoothing out the skin’s surface. Once injected, Belotero instantly binds with the water within your dermis and helps fill in creases, lines, and wrinkles. The changes to your face are immediately apparent.
What is it Designed to Correct?
Belotero is an all-encompassing filler that treats deep creases just as effectively as it does small lines. As a result, facial plastic surgeons find it completely effective in creases like the nasolabial folds, the lines that travel from the side of the nose to the edge of the mouth. It also works on finer lines like those you find above the lips. Finally, Belotero also proves beneficial in helping fill in the hollows that occur under the eyes in the area known as the tear troughs.
Why Choose Belotero Over Other Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
There are other hyaluronic acid fillers on the market today. Juvederm and Restylane may come to mind. While Belotero does contain hyaluronic acid, it is different to its counterparts. The main benefit is that the mixture used in Belotero is unique. While some fillers create a puffy or lumpy look, Belotero helps to avoid this. In addition, some fillers create a bluish tinge because of the Tyndall effect in areas with thin skin, Belotero doesn’t.
Are There Things I Need to Do Before Receiving Belotero Injections?
Before you receive your Belotero injections, you will meet with the facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. Dr. Buckingham does need to go over the benefits, costs, and risks with you. He will also discuss other alternatives if you’re not certain Belotero is for you.
How Long do the Injections Take?
The entire appointment should take less than an hour. Most patients need just 45 minutes with Dr. Buckingham. This makes it a popular lunch hour procedure.
Are They Painful?
A fine gauge needle is used during these injections. As a result, the discomfort you experience is minimal.
What Kind of Recovery is Needed?
Belotero’s effects take place as the injection is given. You can get the injections and immediately to back to your usual work duties and social activities.
What Side Effects Should I Watch For?
There are very few side effects. Minor swelling, redness, and bruising are the most common, but they do not last long.
What is the Filler’s Lifespan?
Belotero’s improvements last for approximately six months. It varies from patient to patient, but you should expect to have Belotero injections twice a year for best results.
How Much Do the Injections Cost?
The price of Belotero injections will vary, depending on where you get the injections. On average, expect the price to be around $585 per syringe.
Watch Dr. Buckingham’s Belotero video interview feature on ABC. It provides good information about hyaluronic acid and the results you can expect with this dermal filler.
Prior to the injections, you do need to see Dr. Buckingham for a consultation to discuss your goals. Schedule your consultation with the Austin facial plastic surgeon by calling (512) 401-2500.