Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler that is available in three product variations.  Balance was approved by the FDA in 2011.

Why is Belotero Different From Older Fillers

in the same family of fillers as Juvederm and Restlylane. However the hyaluronic acid molecules have been processed differently through the use of proprietary technology called Polydensified Cohesive Matrix which creates a smooth & cohesive gel substance, not a particulate suspension. This property allows the filler to integrate completely into the skin. Therefore, doctors can place it close to the skin’s surface without the risk of incurring unwanted issues such as clumping and the Tyndall effect.

Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restlyane need to be injected deep within the skin. This is done to avoid the potential for a phenomenon known as the Tyndall effect, where a bruise like discoloration will emerge from within the skin. This will occur when light rays bend as they pass through a clear colloid.

And deep injections are also performed to prevent the appearance of lumps.

This is the first dermal filler that can be injected superficially without incurring these consequences.

Types of Belotero

Belotero is available as three product types which differ according to:

  • concentration of the HA used
  • needle thickness required for treatments
  1. Balance (also known as Basic)
  • 27 gauge needle
  • 25 mg/ml
  1. Soft
  • 20mg/ml
  • 30 gauge needle
  1. Intense
  • 27 gauge needle
  • 25.5 mg/ml

Applications- Belotero Balance

Within the United States, only Belotero Balance has been approved by the FDA. This filler can be used to fill in nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth, depending on how deep or severe they are.

It can also be used to address finer lines, like smile lines on the sides of the face, static crows feet creases and vertical lip lines. For some patients, Belotero Balance may be a good choice for the lips.

How Long Does Belotero Last

Belotero lasts between 6-12 months. But this duration may differ across patients depending on how fast they metabolize the filler

Cost of Belotero Treatments

Like other fillers, Belotero is priced at $500/syringe.

Side Effects and Contraindications of Belotero

Belotero injections should not be used on patients who have histories of severe allergies, including gram positive for bacterial proteins and anaphylaxis. The filler should also be avoided in those with skin infections or who are prone to inflammatory reactions.

Common side effects of Belotero include:

  • redness
  • swelling
  • itchiness
  • tenderness

However, these are usually temporary and tend to go away within a week.

Patient Images

Belotero For Fine Smile Line

This patient had a vertical smile line that had developed on her cheek. Before the availability of Belotero, this would have been very difficult to address with dermal fillers due to the risk of clumping and the Tyndall effect.

Dr. Umar was able to fill in this fine line very easily and effectively

Belotero Patient- Redondo Beach|Treatment Results For Smile Line

Los Angeles patient who received Belotero to correct a fine line on her face.

Belotero to Fill Frown Lines 

This patient had two vertical frown line creases between her brows. She did not want to use Botox or Dysport. Because these wrinkles were very fine and shallow, Dr. Umar was able to use this new form of hyaluronic acid to fill them.

Here are before and after pictures of her treatment procedure.

Belotero Services| Filling Frown Lines| Redondo Beach Patient Photos

Results of Belotero to get rid of fine vertical lines between the brows

This patient wanted to get rid of fine lines between her brows and on her forehead. Because they were quite superficial, Belotero was an excellent choice for achieving her objectives.

Get Rid of Forehead Lines|Belotero Filler|Patient Photos

Belotero was administered as a treatment to improve the appearance of fine lines between the brows of this patient and on her forehead

For this patient, Belotero was used to treat static crows feet wrinkles which persisted even after receiving Botox.

Belotero Services| Filling Crows Feet Lines|Patient Results

Belotero used instead of Botox for crows feet wrinkles – before and after

 Patient Videos

Complimentary Consultations at Fine Touch Dermatology

If you are interested in learning more about Belotero to get rid of specific lines, you may benefit from a no cost consultation at Fine Touch Dermatology.  This will give you a chance to ask questions and learn about the best treatment options for your needs.

Located in Redondo Beach you may call our office at 877-337-6424. Or you may fill out our online consultation form.