What is Belotero®?
Belotero is a dermal filler used to visibly reduce the signs of aging by smoothing out fine lines and deep wrinkles. Belotero® is also used by Dr. Jacono to help with adding volume to lips, to plump or add volume to the cheeks and the temples, and to give definition and contouring to the chin, and in some cases Belotero® is used for non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures.
Belotero® works as a series of injections that are placed under the skin at varying depths in layers to help smooth the area or add volume. Like all other dermal fillers, it is a non-toxic substance that is made with a hyaluronic acid gel. The hyaluronic acid is a sugar that is naturally found within your skin already and is what makes your joints feel slippery. Its main purpose is to absorb water and act as a cushioning agent. This is how Belotero® is able to add volume to fill wrinkles and lines. When injected, it acts like a sponge and expands to fill in the deep lines and wrinkles giving them a smoother appearance. Belotero® also helps to induce the production of collagen which will further help to plump and firm your skin to help reduce wrinkles over time.
For most patients, Belotero® results are seen immediately and generally last for 6 months or more. Dr. Jacono encourages patients to establish reoccurring treatments every 6 to 9 months in order to maintain a youthful and healthy facial rejuvenation.
What Make Belotero® Different than Other Dermal Fillers?
Belotero® is manufactured by Merz Aesthetic and considered to be one of the lightest dermal fillers available on the market today. Because of this, it is usually referred to as a starter filler and is great for patients who are just starting to develop a wrinkle treatment regimen to help slow down and in some cases, reverse the signs of aging.
There are several other dermal filler brands that are comparable to Belotero®. These include brands like Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Voluma. Each have a slightly different consistency and are also designed to be administered in layers are varying depths under the skin. As stated previously however, Belotero® is one of the lightest of the dermal fillers. Because it is so much thinner than the others, Belotero® is perfect to inject high into the skin without the risk of forming bumps and lumps under the skin. This is why Belotero® is a great starter option to smooth out the early signs of fine wrinkles around the mouth and lips where the skin is very thin. Dr. Jacono frequently uses Belotero® in combination with other dermal fillers to help create an overall balance and harmony to the face that looks younger and more rejuvenated.
Where can Belotero be used?
- Lips (Lip Augmentation) – Used to plump up the lips so they appear fuller with proper contour.
- Marionette Lines – Belotero is perfect to use around the lips to treat lines found in the corner of your mouth to your jaw. Because Belotero is so light it is perfect for the lips.
- Laugh Lines (Nasolabial folds) – Used to smooth and fill in the highly visible lines that appear from the corner of the mouth to the nose.
- Nasal Bridge (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty) – Belotero can be used to correct contours of the nose or the appearance of bumps.
- Cheeks – To help improve the volume of the cheekbone area for a more youthful appearance.
- Crow’s Feet (Periorbital lines) – The reduction and smoothing of these lines can be used in conjunction with Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin.
Am I a Candidate for Belotero®?
Belotero® is suitable for both men and women who are looking to eliminate and smooth fine wrinkles and facial lines that appear naturally through the aging process. Patients who are in generally good physical health and have realistic expectations are usually the best candidates. Dr. Jacono and his staff will review your aesthetic goals during your consultation and determine if Belotero® is right for you. Contact our office online to schedule your consultation or call us on the phone (516) 773-2424 today.
What is BELOTERO?
Belotero is an injectable hyaluronic acid filler used to smooth deep etched in lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Is this like a botulinum toxin treatment?
Belotero is a filler and not like a botulinum toxin treatment which relaxes the muscles. Belotero is used in areas that are not typically treated by botox.
What is the difference between BELOTERO and other fillers?
Belotero is designed to integrate into the skin. It is a soft gel that instantly fills the skin to help smooth lines and wrinkles.
How soon can I expect results?
You will see results immediately upon injection.
How long does it last?
Each persons body is different, so results vary. In areas of the face that move a lot, it may not last as long, but most people will see their results last around 6 months.
How much do I need?
Your healthcare provider will be able to determine how much is needed based on your desired results, as well as, what areas are being treated.
Does it hurt?
There may be some slight discomfort from the injections but anesthetic agents can be used to minimize that discomfort.
What is BELOTERO made of?
Belotero is made of a specially formulated hyaluronic acid. It is a uniquely smooth and cohesive gel that creates a smooth natural look and feel.
How is the treatment performed?
Belotero is injected into the skin by a licensed medical provider.
Is it safe?
Yes, Belotero is FDA approved and proven safe and effective.
Are there any side effects?
Most common side effects are mild irritation, swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness at the injection site.
How long is the recovery time?
Most patients return to normal daily activities right away. If there is any bruising present, it may last a few days.