Beauty with Belotero – Irvine Dermatologist Nissan Pilest Expands Filler Options

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New wrinkle filler slated to fill the gap for fine lines and superficial wrinkles and lines. Orange County Dermatology Trainer/Teacher/Professor adds new Belotero hyaluronic gel to dermal filler line-up.

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Nissan Pilest, M.D. with patient

We’re looking at the potential of a Belotero-Botox combination to treat those despised vertical lip lines, as well as use in facial folds, wrinkles and lip augmentation.

Swiss developed gel filler Belotero is on the menu at Total Dermatology in Irvine, Ca. Board Certified Dermatologist and Injection Trainer Nissan Pilest, adds the new soft gel filler from Merz Aesthetic.

Dermal fillers offer a surprisingly wide range of corrective and cosmetic applications. New fillers come along every so often after rigorous FDA testing for safety and effectiveness. When their development offers a different or improved use, patients derive those benefits.

Belotero, like other hyaluronic gels, is approved for the correction of nasolabial folds or NLF. In the U.S., all standard fillers follow this FDA indication for comparative reasons – but all fillers are also used “off label” as physicians choose. This simply means they are used in other areas of the face or body instead of being restricted to only the NFL.

Dr. Pilest embraces the introduction of Belotero saying “It’s to my patients’ advantage that there are increased options. Each filler has its own “personality” and Belotero has some distinct characteristics that will allow me to make even more discreet cosmetic improvements. We’re looking at the potential of a Belotero-Botox combination to treat those despised vertical lip lines, as well as use in facial folds, wrinkles and lip augmentation.

Another potential application will be acne scars which are too deep to be leveled with laser micro-ablation – or for those patients with limited acne scars who wish an immediate correction. ”

Although not dramatically different from the HA gels that have been in use for the last decade, Belotero is being marketed by the manufacturer as a gel which will more easily integrate with skin tissue. This enhanced integration is the key to treatment of finer lines and more superficial skin irregularities.

“The Swiss are known for their precision”, Dr. Pilest reminds. “This precision is poised to add to the perfection potential. And that definitely excites me!”

Belotero can be used in conjunction with other dermal fillers such as Radiesse and both the Juvederm and Restylane family of products.

About Board Certified Dermatologist Nissan Pilest

Dr. Nissan Pilest is on the professional speaker panels for Medicis, Allergan and Merz and is a training physician for Candela and Fraxel lasers. His private practice, Total Dermatology, is a full service aesthetic and medical dermatology clinic.

Recently voted as President of the Dermatological Society of Orange County, Dr. Pilest is well known in the professional community and a highly respected active Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of California Irvine. He has been caring for Orange County patients since 1979.

Total Dermatology is located at 16100 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 190, Irvine, Ca. 92618. The practice website is educationally focused to provide patients and site visitors with a comprehensive perspective on aesthetic and medical procedures. Phone contact (949) 727 3800

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