Belotero

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What is Belotero?

Belotero is an injectable filler that is used to smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles on your face.1 Upon injection, it quickly and evenly integrates into your skin.

Is this like a botulinum toxin treatment?

No, Belotero acts in a totally different way. It fills in areas within the skin to reduce the depth of wrinkles, lines, and folds. The skin remains mobile and flexible, with a natural look, feel, and movement.

What is the difference between Belotero and other fillers?

Belotero is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler designed to integrate into facial skin tissue. The unique manufacturing process for Belotero yields a soft and cohesive gel that, once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles. While the product is versatile enough to handle moderate nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), it may be an ideal option for treating delicate areas such as etched-in smile lines and vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above and around the lips).

How soon can I expect results?

Immediately upon treatment, Belotero helps smooth etched-in lines and wrinkles, such as vertical lip lines above and around your lips.

How long does it last?

Individual results may vary, but Belotero may last about 6 months or more. Some factors that affect how long it lasts are the amount of product used and the area it is injected into. In areas that experience a lot of movement due to eating, talking, and smiling, the product may not last as long as other less active areas.

How much do I need?

Just as wrinkles and folds vary from face to face, so does the amount of Belotero needed per treatment. It’s very individual—it depends on the amount of correction desired, the number of areas to be treated, and other factors. Your doctor can better estimate once you have a consultation about your individual needs.

Does it hurt?

As with all injectable treatments, there can be discomfort associated with the procedure. Topical numbing cream is applied to the skin 20 minutes prior to the procedure to minimize pain.

What is Belotero made of?

Belotero is made of a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA)1, a natural component of skin. HA binds to water, making it an ideal product for correcting wrinkles and folds, as it binds with the skin’s own water. The HA in Belotero is specially formulated in a proprietary process to create a uniquely smooth and cohesive gel. This injectable gel blends into the natural structure of your skin, gently filling etched-in lines and wrinkles and creating a smooth, natural look and feel.

How is the treatment performed?

Belotero is injected into the skin in a simple, quick treatment using a fine-gauge needle. You can either sit or recline during treatment and the aftercare is minimal.

Is it safe?

Belotero is FDA approved and clinically proven safe and effective. Hyaluronic acid products for wrinkle correction have been available for a long time and used in thousands of treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist for more than 7 days, contact your doctor.

How long is the recovery time?
There is very little to no downtime associated with a Belotero treatment. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans during a consultation with your doctor.