Your face may have been smooth and youthful years ago due to natural elasticity and a wealth of elastin and collagen stored in your body. However, as you age, your skin loses firmness as these natural vitamins begin to diminish, which causes noticeable signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles on the face. At Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang performs numerous aesthetic and dermatological treatments, such as Belotero Balance dermal filler. Belotero is approved by the FDA to repair fine to deep wrinkles and lines around the face, which includes persistent, deep-seated lines, as well as the nasolabial folds near your mouth. A scalpel-free alternative, Belotero is a hyaluronic acid (HA) product that helps you receive a rejuvenated, natural appearance.
"It's been over a year and a half since I've been going to Dr. Chang's office, I drive an hour just to get here (although I know some drive three hours or more to see him!). I did a lot of research to find a board certified plastic surgeon in the area with a solid and reputable background.Throughout my visits, he's been incredibly kind and taken the time to listen to my never ending list of questions. There are a lot of doctors that push services that you don't need just for money but he'll be transparent to tell you exactly what he feels you'll need in order to gain improvement and will work with you to see what could be the best outcome. You can also text or email him directly after any invasive procedures if you have any questions/concerns instead of waiting for a follow up. I also don't want to forget the rest of the staff - everyone from the receptionists and nurses have been very gracious, patient and accommodating to my needs but I also want to mention Melanie whose an RN at Dr. Chang's office. She has superb bed side skills and truly makes you feel at ease when you're speaking with her. I've probably annoyed her with a million questions and emails but she's still been stellar. I highly recommend her for any non-surgical procedures. They have a few videos on their website and youtube as well so you have an idea of who they are and the procedures they perform if you want to get a better idea yourself but I definitely recommend them, they're awesome."- M. / Google / Jul 24, 2018
"Aesthetica is indeed one of the best cosmetic surgery and laser centers in Loudoun. Dr. Chang is a born artist. Highly recommended!"- S.G. / Facebook / Aug 07, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Chang and the staff at Aesthetica. The positive, caring staff, including nurse Katy, were outstanding every step of the way, as are the results Dr. Chang delivered. I am 100 percent satisfied with my procedure and will return. Choosing Aesthetica was a wonderful decision. Don’t waste your time going anywhere else!"- L. / Google / Aug 02, 2019
"This past Tuesday I had a Botox treatment with Melanie. I can’t say enough about how knowledgeable and caring she was throughout the procedure. The way she communicated put me at ease and gave me comfort. She has a natural ability to make patients feel safe and confident. This experience surpassed my expectations and I fully plan on recommending her to all of my friends. Aesthetica is a top notch Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center run by Dr. Chang who is always friendly, caring and knows how to help a woman achieve her cosmetic goals."- T.R. / Facebook / Jul 18, 2019
"My name is Carmen, and I live in Lucketts, Virginia. Back in May of 2016 I had an accident with our dog, a feisty Jack Russell Terrier. The dog leaped up and bit me on the center of my upper lip, causing the skin to rip open. I was very upset and scared, and I was also concerned that my face would be permanently disfigured for the rest of my life.My husband John took me that Sunday afternoon to the Emergency room of Loudoun Hospital. After waiting one hour, the nurse cleaned my lip and gave me a tetanus injection. Then they told me there was no surgeon that evening, so a nurse practitioner would do the stitches on my lip. I was very worried, so I asked for a plastic surgeon, and they said that was impossible, because the only one available was out of the office that day. However, they said they would try to reach him. They did call him, and Dr. PHILLIP CHANG came to treat me after an hour. I am grateful for life to him, not only because he really is a magician the way that he stitched me, also the fact that he offered to come to the hospital on Sunday on his weekend evening without even knowing me.He treated me with kindness and great professionalism and care. He calmed my nerves and was all about optimism from the start. He assured me that, by using a proper method, nearly all of my injury would not be visible because of his experience in treating similar cases. He sewed the wound carefully, and then treated me so well that there is almost no evidence of the injury.I highly recommend DR. PHILLIP CHANG for such an injury. There are not enough words I can find to express my gratitude to him. That’s the reason I am writing my story. HE IS THE BEST.-Carmen Lucketts, VirginiaSent from my iPad"- C.D. / Google / Jun 19, 2019
Belotero injections are helpful if you hope to correct the appearance of fine to deep facial folds, lines, and wrinkles without opting for a surgical procedure. Belotero is most beneficial for addressing lines around the mouth, such as the nasolabial folds. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Chang will meet with you during a consultation to discuss your current medications, known allergies, and medical history to decide if you are an ideal candidate for Belotero.
At the end of your consultation, you will be escorted to our minor procedures area to undergo your treatment. Belotero is injected via a very small needle, so many individuals do not require a topical or local anesthesia, but it is available upon request to further minimize discomfort. The treatment sites will be cleaned and prepared before Belotero is injected in several, fast applications. Pressure will be applied to the injection sites for a few moments to control any bleeding, but you will then be free to return to your daily activities.
What to Expect
Following your Belotero injections at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, you might have some mild bruising, swelling, and redness around the injection sites — these symptoms will fade in the coming days. You will notice some immediate results after your Belotero treatment that will continue developing in the weeks following the procedure. Belotero results typically last around six months, so speak with Dr. Chang about how to maximize your results with repeat sessions.
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, one of our nurse injectors will be able to assess your profile and create a custom treatment plan. From there, they 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 on 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.
Give your face a refreshed look in a minimally invasive manner with Belotero Balance injectable fillers by Dr. Chang in Leesburg, VA. Proven fast and effective, Belotero fillers can give you a younger look without a surgical procedure. Call Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chang to find out more about Belotero and begin your treatments as soon as possible.