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Dermal Fillers and Injectables

Juvederm & Belotero

Juvederm and Belotero are hyaluronic acid fillers and they are used to fill areas where wrinkles, scarring, or fine lines are present and visible on the skin. In other cases, Juvederm and Belotero can be used in order to add volume to areas such as the lips, chin, and jaw. There are currently a number of different Juvederm and Belotero products available on the market, each of which offers its own unique benefit. Both are the most popular dermal filler products thanks to their efficacy and proven track record of results.

Juvederm and Belotero Can Help With:

  • Lip filling

  • Scarring

  • Smile lines

  • Worry lines

  • Severe wrinkles

  • Marionette lines

Juvederm and Belotero can be used to treat a number of different areas. Although they are most commonly used on the cheeks, forehead, and lips, they can also provide assistance to the chin and jaw when it comes to adding volume and giving the appearance of youth.

How to Prepare For a Dermal Filler

Juvederm and Belotero take the form of a dermal injection carried out by a licensed professional nurse working in conjunction with a medical doctor or nurse practitioner. Before the treatment, there are a few different things you can do in order to prepare. If you take blood-thinning medication, it’s best that you discontinue the use of those medications for at least one week before the treatment commences. Alcohol use (especially red wine) should be ceased 1-2 days before the injections that take place, as should aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and Ginkgo Biloba.

Arnica Montana 12X can be taken 2-3 days before the treatment begins. Arnica is a dietary supplement that is readily available, and its use in this instance is to reduce bleeding and inflammation, both of which are a good thing to take care of before any kind of dermal injection Directly before the injections, apply a cold pack to the area where you’ll be receiving Juvederm or Belotero for between 5 and 15 minutes. This is to constrict the blood vessels and lower the risk of a bruise forming after the treatment takes place.

How Does Juvederm and Belotero Work?

Juvederm and Belotero are hyaluronic acid fillers, a substance that occurs naturally within the human body. This drastically decreases the possibility of an allergic reaction, making Juvederm and Belotero more effective in that regard than older filler types such as collagen. Hyaluronic acid attracts water in your skin so it can improve the appearance of suppleness and smoothness in the skin. Hyaluronic acid naturally diminishes as we age, and Juvederm and Belotero both work to replenish any of the acids that have been lost throughout the aging process.


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Juvederm and Belotero Results

Juvederm and Belotero will clear up lines and creases around the mouth, nose, and forehead. While they do not change skin pigmentation, they can greatly improve the appearance of acne scars and can be used to enhance the size and shape of the lips. The results you can expect to see are powerful and rejuvenating and will last significantly longer than older kinds of filler products, making Juvederm and Belotero an excellent replacement product for the likes of collagen.

Potential Juvederm/Belotero Complications

If you’ve ever had a cold sore around the mouth or near a Juvederm injection site, this is something you must mention to your doctor before the treatment begins. In order to prevent any kind of outbreak, it’s likely that an antiviral medication will be prescribed.

The most common side effects of treatment are mild and include minor pain, itching, tenderness, redness, or temporary lumps and bumps around the injection area. Serious side effects can happen with filler treatments which your medical professional will discuss with you prior to performing the treatment. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you will need to postpone your treatments.


If you have had any major illnesses in the past or cosmetic issues to do with the skin on your face, your medical professional will discuss this with you prior to your treatment. It’s unlikely that anything will encourage the doctor to advise against Juvederm treatment, but as with all injectable cosmetic treatments, it’s best to err on the safe side to prevent any unwanted complications from arising.

Why Choose You By Design 

If you’re considering a Botox Cosmetic, Dysport treatment, or Juvederm/Belotero, You By Design (Lockhart Medical Aesthetics) can help you! Don’t let the look of wrinkles or fine lines keep you from feeling your most confident self.


Soften the look of wrinkles for a naturally refreshed appearance. Contact us today to book a consultation.