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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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How long does Belotero® last and how quickly do you see results?

Results occur immediately. Belotero® usually lasts around 6 months depending upon 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. Dr. Leong is 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?

Dr. Leong 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.

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What is the cost of Belotero® injections in Pittsburgh?

The price of Belotero® injections differs in various parts of the United States and also depends on who is performing the injection. In general, the price of a dermal filler like Belotero® can range from $600 to $1,200 per syringe. Dr. Leong and his team will perform an in-depth consultation to determine each patient’s personalized goals and expectations. After formulating these goals, Dr. Leong and his staff will advise you on a treatment plan and cost. Please contact our patient care coordinator at 412-621-FACE (3223) if you have further questions.

Paul Leong MD FACS

The Facial Specialist

Dr. Leong completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then dedicated the next seven years honing his skills specifically in head, face, and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh—a university consistently ranked among the top five otolaryngology programs in the country. Dr. Leong continued to develop his surgical skills through a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. This was followed by yet another fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

What does Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery represent?

It’s your face. Trust it to a specialist.

When it comes to treatment at Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery, you can expect full transparency during every step of your journey. Dr. Leong and his staff are careful to ensure you have all necessary information to make the proper decision about treatment—even if it means telling you something you don’t want to hear. In addition, Dr. Leong prides himself on creating natural results—never fake or overdone. When it comes to the delicate area of the face, this is paramount in creating a proper outcome. Rest assured, when you come to Sistine for treatment, you are entering an environment of high integrity and technical excellence.

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