Your skin may have been supple and smooth when you were younger because of an abundance of collagen and elastin stored in your body, but that changes over time. When you get older, your skin loses elasticity and firmness as these natural nutrients become depleted, which leads to visible signs of aging, like facial lines and wrinkles. At Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in Providence, RI, we offer a number of cosmetic and medical dermatology services, including Belotero Balance injectable wrinkle filler. Belotero treatments are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles throughout the face, including stubborn, etched lines and the nasolabial folds around the mouth. A nonsurgical solution, Belotero is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that offers a natural, refreshed look. If you are interested in learning more, call our office to schedule a private consult with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Caroline Plamondon.
"My surgery (breast reduction) was 1 year ago today and it was one of the best decisions of my life! From my very first consultation appointment, Dr. Plamondon & her staff were so supportive, friendly, professional, informative and caring and I felt so confident about my decision to be there. At every appointment (pre-op, post-op, surgery itself), I was always made to feel I could ask any questions and reach out to them with any concerns (staff never "rushes" you off the phone!) Highly recommend"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 07, 2018
"My surgery (breast reduction) was 1 year ago today and it was one of the best decisions of my life! From my very first consultation appointment, Dr. Plamondon & her staff were so supportive, friendly, professional, informative and caring and I felt so confident about my decision to be there. At every appointment (pre-op, post-op, surgery itself), I was always made to feel I could ask any questions and reach out to them with any concerns (staff never "rushes" you off the phone!) Highly recommend"- K.A. / Healthgrades / Dec 07, 2018
"I am super happy with my results. I"m 45 yrs old, with two teenagers, and am now three months post-surgery with a breast lift and augmentation. Dr. Plamondon and her staff were absolutly caring and wonderful. She gave me lots of time to discuss my options, trying on sizers to find size I felt most comfortable with, and I never felt rushed. she gave me a beautiful new body that I"m so proud of. I highly recommend her. Thank you Dr.!"- R.G. / Google / Nov 26, 2018
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"I have been seeing Dr. P for years first for Botox, microderm, fillers and other facial treatments. I have had surgery by her as well. She is an artist. She makes me look younger without looking fake. I would not go to anyone else."- L.F. / Google / Nov 17, 2018
Belotero Balance treatments are fantastic if you want to improve the look of moderate to severe facial lines, wrinkles, and folds without the time and expense of surgery. Belotero is especially great for lines around the lips and mouth, like the nasolabial folds. Before your treatment, Dr. Plamondon will perform a consultation to go over your medical history, current medications, and known allergies to determine if you are a good candidate for Belotero.
After your consultation, you will be taken to our treatment area to receive your Belotero treatment. Belotero is injected with a fine gauge needle so most patients do not need a numbing cream or local anesthesia, but it can be requested during your consultation for greater comfort. The injection sites will be marked and prepared before the treatment is administered in several, quick applications. Dr. Plamondon will apply pressure after each injection for a few minutes to stop any minor bleeding, but then you are free to leave and resume your normal activities.
What to Expect
After your Belotero treatment at Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, you may have some mild swelling, redness, or bruising near the injection sites — this will fade naturally over the next few days. You will see some results right after your treatment that will continue to develop over the next two weeks. The results of Belotero usually last about six months so talk to Dr. Plamondon about when to schedule your next appointment to enhance or maintain your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The cost of Belotero will vary, depending on the number of syringes that are needed to address your cosmetic concerns. During your consultation, Dr. Plamondon will be able to assess your profile and create a custom treatment plan. From there, she can provide an estimate of your cost and go over all your payment options.
How does it work?
There are many reputable fillers on the market today, each with their set of benefits. While several filler products comprised of hyaluronic acid exist, Belotero works a bit differently to interact with the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. The differences between the hyaluronic fillers can be discussed during the initial consultation.
Is it safe?
Yes. Belotero is an FDA-approved treatment that has undergone extensive tests to validate its efficacy and safety. It has been in the cosmetic market for years and is popular among both men and women. It is especially a great option for those who wish to diminish nasolabial folds or smile lines.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed to attain optimal results will vary from patient to patient. Typically, Belotero results will appear almost immediately and can last up to 6 – 12 months. On average, most patients visit our office 2 – 3 times a year for touch-ups.
Filler or BOTOX?
If you want to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without having to undergo a surgical procedure, like a facelift, then an injectable treatment may be an ideal solution. While both fillers and BOTOX work to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, they are different. BOTOX temporarily freezes the underlying facial muscles for a smoother appearance, while fillers use a gel to eliminate wrinkles.
Plan Your Procedure
Refresh the appearance of your face and still look natural with Belotero Balance injectable wrinkle filler treatments by Dr. Plamondon in Providence, RI. A quick and effective procedure, Belotero dermal filler injections can help you look younger without surgery. Contact Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation so you can learn more about Belotero and develop your personal treatment plan.