Belotero is a Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler used to treat fine fine lines and wrinkles in a way no other filler on the market can. Hyaluronic acid is a natural competent of the human skin used to provide hydration and support to collagen and elastin fibers. It is very versatile in the hyaluronic gel filler category because of its ability to fully integrate into the skin using its “cohesive polydensified matrix” technology.
An individual suffering from dark circles under the eyes from volume loss, superficial wrinkles and fine lines, and volume loss around the mouth and lips are great candidates for Belotero. The unique technology Belotero has allows it to be injected very superficially into very thin-skinned areas without any irregularities. This is something that can’t be done with other HA fillers on the market without the risk of discoloration called Tyndall, increased swelling, and varying types of skin irregularities. It is also used stacked on top of deeper fillers to “top off” fine lines and wrinkles.
Topical numbing is applied before treatment to minimize any discomfort from Belotero injections. Treatment usually takes about 30 minutes in the office and patients are free to leave. Downtime is minimal with redness, swelling, and bruising the most common side effects after treatment. Most of these effects should subside in 3-7 days if they occur at all.
Each patient is different, duration times can vary depending on the patient and the area being treated. On average, the benefits of Belotero can last as long as nine months or as little as three months. Belotero is truly an “integrative” filler that can hydrate and create subtle and beautiful results, but sometimes its integrative properties make it seems as though it disappears slightly faster than other fillers.