Belotero: The New Injectable Filler

By Dr. James White

Look out Juvederm and Restylane. There is a new hyaluronic acid (HA) filler on the market. From the makers of Radiesse, Belotero was approved by the FDA in 2011 for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and is now available to patients.

Belotero’s active ingredient, hyaluronic acid (HA), is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body. HA fillers allow for cosmetic improvement by binding to water. As a result, a plumping effect fills in lines and smooths wrinkles. This reaction also causes moisture to rise to the surface of the skin resulting in a youthful glow.

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While this new filler is comprised of the same active ingredient as other fillers in its class, Belotero possesses distinctive qualities which make the substance easily adaptable within the skin for smooth and natural wrinkle correction. Also unique is Belotero’s versatility. Where Juvederm is typically only recommended for lip augmentation and smile lines and Resylane for thinner areas such as under-eyes and smoker’s lines, Belotero can treat a wider range of areas. From thin areas (under the eyes and smoker’s lines) , to deeper lines (like those smile lines which form around the mouth), Belotero is suitable for a wider array of treatment areas. This versatility may also translate into lower costs for those needing to treat a variety of areas. Just think… instead of having to buy a distinct filler for each problem area, patients may be able to rely on this one filler alone.

As with most other injectable sessions, treatment typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Immediately following treatment, results are noticeable. However, swelling and bruising may be present up to 2 weeks following your treatment. According to Belotero’s website, results should last up to 6 months but may last longer. This is relatively comparable to other hyaluronic fillers. While Juvederm has been said to last up to one year and Restylane up to six months, it is too early to measure Belotero’s true duration against those of its competitors.

The cost of Belotero treatment depends on the severity of the patient. Obviously, the deeper or more prevalent the trouble areas will results in the need for more product and thus a higher expense. Depending on the cosmetic surgery practice you choose, one syringe of Belotero can cost anywhere from $300 to $500.

If you would like to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, you may be a fit candidate for Belotero. Call 423-648-4011 to schedule your complimentary consultation with our Board Certified Surgeons.

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