Well before we begin to think of ourselves as middle-aged or older, changes are already occurring in our skin. Beginning as early as our thirties, the body begins to produce less collagen and elastin. These fibrous proteins keep skin thick, firm, and supple. Meanwhile, sun exposure and environmental pollutants deplete existing stores of collagen. Montclair, NJ’s premier dermatologist, Dr. Jeanine Downie, suggests Belotero for complexion rejuvenation.


Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have been in use in this country for some time, yet Belotero is one of the newer FDA approved products on the scene. This light, injectable gel is unique in the way it integrates into facial tissues. It binds with water molecules to reduce wrinkle depth, smoothing lines and folds. Administered by a qualified and experienced injector, Belotero results look and feel extremely natural, allowing normal facial mobility and expressions. Change is immediate, and improvement continues for six months, or more.


Belotero is quite versatile. Dr. Downie uses it to soften:

  • Mild to moderate nasolabial folds (lines from nose to corners of the mouth).
  • Deeply-etched smile lines.
  • Thin vertical lip lines.
  • Other wrinkles such as crow’s feet and marionette lines.
  • Loss of volume beneath the eyes or cheekbones.


Following consultation to design a personalized rejuvenation strategy, an actual Belotero injection session takes less than an hour. The product is placed using a fine needle, so treatment is well tolerated. If you have very sensitive skin, topical anesthetic can be applied prior to injections. There is no downtime – you may return to work or other activities right away. There may be redness, bruising, or swelling at injection sites, but those side effects are typically mild and resolve quickly.

Dr. Downie and her team at image Dermatology ® P.C. are committed to bringing the latest advances in skin care to patients in the Montclair, NJ area. To learn more about making Belotero part of your program of skin rejuvenation, call (973) 509-6900