What is Belotero?

Belotero is a dermal filler. In other words it is used to add volume to skin creases so that they are less visible.  Fillers are different from injection treatments like Botox or Dysport which work with your nerves to keep your muscles relaxed so that they don’t wrinkle the skin.

What is Belotero made of?

Belotero is made of a sugar called hyaluronic acid which easily holds large amounts of water. This compound is found in many places of our bodies. However Belotero is made of a version that comes from bacteria. It is then processed in a lab to create a sterile end product where the molecules have a specific structure and cross linking patterns.

What makes Belotero special compared to other dermal fillers?

Belotero is a forward step innovation among hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.  Bacterial HA molecules are processed using Cohesive Polydensified Matrix technology.  Other fillers are suspensions of tiny particles in a gel. Belotero is not particulate. Therefore it is far less likely to clump or display the Tyndall effect. Doctors had to compensate for these tendencies by injecting fillers deep within the skin.
Belotero  is more like a smooth, continuous substance that is light weight.  It can be injected superficially. And so it is the first of its kind to be able to actually fill fine lines.

What areas can be treated with Belotero?

Belotero can be used to fill in surface lines on the face. This includes permanent finely etched lines that remain when the face is not moving. Belotero can also be used to add volume to the lips. Since it can be injected superficially, it can fill in wrinkles around the lips. Some doctors use the injection to fill horizontal neck lines as well

What is the difference between the three types of Belotero that are available?

Only Belotero Balance has been FDA approved here in the United States.  It has a concentration of 25mg/ml. Belotero Soft is formulated as a concentration of 20mg/ml. And Belotero Intense is produced to have a concentration of 25.5mg/ml.

What are the side effects associated with Belotero?

Possible complications include itching, swelling, tenderness and redness.

Is there significant downtime after a Belotero treatment?

No. Most people can go back to work or their usual activities right after their procedure.

How long will the results of a Belotero treatment last?

This filler will last anywhere from six to twelve months. Some people will metabolize it faster than others.

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Patients who do not want to use Botox or Dysport may feel more comfortable having lines like crows feet filled in with Belotero.