In Belotero Lip Injections for Lip Enhancement and Belotero Smile Lines Treatment: Part 1, we discussed how aging, sun damage and other environmental factors affect our skin. All contribute to the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, skin’s volume loss, lips’ volume loss and skin’s elasticity loss. Thankfully Belotero injections can reverse the signs of aging and improve your appearance. Belotero lip injections for lip enhancement and Belotero smile lines treatment work in different ways to either add volume to the lips or around the mouth to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.


Belotero is an injectable dermal filler that is a transparent hyaluronic acid gel formulation. Belotero is suitable for injection close to the nose and mouth for superficial lip lines and wrinkles, and smile lines. For superficial lip lines and wrinkles and smile lines, a Belotero smile lines treatment is usually ideal. Belotero treatments are typically the better option over other dermal fillers, such as Restylane or Juvéderm. This is due to Belotero’s ability to be injected closer to your skin’s surface.

While other dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvéderm help with the skin’s volume loss and deeper wrinkles, they cannot treat superficial lines such as lip lines. Restylane or Juvéderm cannot treat lip lines and wrinkles and smile lines since they are so close to the surface. Restylane or Juvéderm have a blue tinge that shows through skin if injected close to the surface since they are meant for deeper injection.

Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injectables, such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, are not suitable to treat the area directly around the lips. Thankfully, both Belotero lip injections for lip enhancement and Belotero for lip lines and smile lines are solutions to improve your appearance.

Los Angeles patient receives Belotero for fine smile line

Belotero was injected superficially to fill faint smile line that the patient wanted to address*


Dr. Umar is very excited about treatments with Belotero for lip lines, superficial wrinkles and tear troughs. Belotero is FDA-approved for deep nasolabial folds like most other dermal fillers, but Belotero is also able to treat and eliminate superficial lips around your mouth and eyes.

Prior to Belotero smile lines treatment for lip lines and wrinkles, treating the hollows over the lateral orbital rim, tear troughs and fine lip lines was challenging. With only Restylane or Juvéderm options, the areas were usually ignored due to the potential appearance of unwanted “lumps” occurring during superficial fine lines treatment. The lateral orbital rim, tear troughs and fine lip lines regions were often bumpy and uneven while the rest of the face was full of volume and smooth.

Belotero for lip lines and smile lines has been dubbed “instant PhotoShop” in regards to eliminating superficial lines. Results last about six to nine months.