The key difference between Belotero® and other dermal fillers is that it can be injected very superficially.
Belotero® is an exceptionally soft and smooth facial filler and therefore is very unlikely to cause bumps or lumps even when injected very superficially for the purpose of addressing fine lines. Because it is possible to inject Belotero® Balance so superficially it works in a similar way as collagen injections were used years ago – to efface or smooth lines and wrinkles. Another advantage of Belotero® is that it has been designed to avoid the Tyndall effect. The Tyndall effect is the appearance of a faint blue color under the skin when other cosmetic fillers are injected just under the skin. Belotero® does not cause this problem.
Belotero® is an innovative dermal filler used to provide a temporary solution for bothersome sigs of aging. Belotero® was FDA approved in 2011 and is used to temporarily treat severe to moderate folds, smile lines, lip lines, marionette lines, and lines at the corner of the mouth. Belotero® can also be used to fill in hollowness or darkness (see Tear Trough Deformity) underneath the eye and increase volume in the face. As we age, we lose collagen and hyaluronic acid production decreases which leads to loose, wrinkled and rough skin. Belotero® is composed of hyaluronic acid, which helps to replenish moisture and keep your skin looking healthy, vibrant and smooth!
Thanks to Dr.Leong my frown lines are non existent to me. He has used Botox® and the Belotero® filler and I am so happy with the results. I have been unhappy for years with these lines. I didn’t think i could ever look so good, until i started seeing Dr. Leong. He’s GREAT!
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Who is a good candidate for Belotero®?
Any healthy man or woman looking to treat wrinkles, lines, folds, tear trough deformity or increase volume and fullness in the face. The patient must have realistic expectations and understand that effects are temporary. In order to maintain results, subsequent visits are needed.
How long does Belotero® last and how quickly do you see results?
Results occur immediately. Belotero® usually lasts around 6 months depending on the area being treated.
How long does treatment take and is it painful?
Treatment normally takes about 20-30 minutes, with little pain. Most patients report a slight pinch when the needle punctures the skin creating an opening for the microcannula. A microcannula is a rounded tip needle that is used to precisely and comfortably dispense the filler. Microcannulas reduce the risk of bruising and swelling. I am one of the first doctors in the Pittsburgh area to offer filler injections using the microcannula technique.
How do I know which filler will work best for me?
I will determine which filler to use based on the area of the face, the severity of lines, folds, wrinkles and/or hollowness. Belotero® is a facial filler with a smooth and thin consistency, so it works especially well in superficial and delicate areas of the face such as the tear trough and the lips.