WHAT IS BELOTERO?
Belotero treatment is a temporary hyaluronic acid filler in the same class of fillers as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane. What makes Belotero unique is its area of placement in the skin. Unlike other fillers in its class, Belotero is placed very high up in the dermis, the second layer of the skin. This makes this gel filler effective and safe for erasing fine lines on the face.
WHERE IS BELOTERO USED?
Belotero is an excellent filler for fine etched in lines and wrinkles. It is FDA-approved for use around the mouth. It is excellent for instantly improving:
- vertical lip lines
- marionette lines
- nasolabial folds
- chin lines
- crow’s feet
- horizontal neck lines
- 11’s – (glabella)
WHAT MAKES BELOTERO FILLER DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS?
Austin Belotero treatment is used more superficially than these other fillers to eliminate fine lines. These other fillers are not placed as high up in the skin as their placement may result in bluish discoloration sometimes referred to as the “Tyndall effect.” Additionally, Belotero is made of a double-crosslinked technology that yields a smooth cohesive gel that degrades slowly over time.
HOW LONG DOES BELOTERO TREATMENT LAST?
According to FDA-labeling, Belotero cosmetic has a duration of 6 months or longer. In real practice, results typically last between 3-6 months. Areas with greater movement such as around the mouth may have shorter duration periods. However, according to clinical studies, Belotero may require less volume to correct fine lines than other competing products.
IS BELOTERO SIMILAR TO COLLAGEN INJECTIONS?
Sort of. Belotero is used in a similar manner to the way human collagen was used in the past. It is excellent at filling fine lines as was collagen. As collagen is no longer available for use in the U.S., Belotero is likely to become a favorite for addressing stubborn fine wrinkles. However, Belotero belongs to the class of fillers called hyaluronic acids.
WHAT IS THE COST OF BELOTERO IN AUSTIN?
Belotero is usually purchased by the syringe at a med spa center. Typically, Belotero is less expensive than other hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Perlane as results may not last as long.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF BELOTERO TREATMENTS?
Adverse effects from Belotero in Austin are similar to any other temporary filler. Swelling, discomfort, bruising, and tenderness in the area of injection are all possible. Avoiding blood-thinning medications and supplements prior to injection can lessen the chance of side effects occurring following Belotero treatment.
DOES BELOTERO INJECTION HURT?
We take pride in a gentle approach to all injectables used at Aesthetica Med Spa, making injection virtually painless. The injections are performed with a very small needle, similar to that which we use for Botox injections. Belotero itself does not come with numbing agents incorporated into the filler itself. Therefore, topical numbing will be used to make Belotero injections easy and comfortable for all patients.