What is Belotero?
Belotero is a range of dermal fillers created by Merz Aesthetic. The company specializes in manufacturing advanced medical devices and anti-aging products for renewed and revitalized skin. This product line is formulated using hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced in the body. Hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules, making it one of the most sought-after ingredients for treating wrinkles and folds, enhancing facial features, and restoring volume in hollow areas of the face. Belotero has the lightest consistency among dermal filler brands, making it a popular choice for those who haven’t had fillers before.
What products does the Belotero brand consist of?
What conditions/problems can Belotero products treat?
- Belotero Balance: for volume enhancement and the correction of deep furrows and facial depressions, lip augmentation, facial outlines, nasolabial furrows, and glabellar lines
- Belotero Soft: for superficial wrinkles, as well as perioral wrinkles, lip commissures, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles
- Belotero Intense: for deeper lines and wrinkles
- Belotero Hydro: for skin rejuvenation and deep rehydration
- Belotero Volume: for areas that require contouring, added volume and definition, such as the cheeks, temples, and cheekbones
How long do the results of these fillers last?
The lifespan of Belotero fillers can last between six and nine months. The results may be different for each patient and will also depend which filler is used. A maintenance session every six months is recommended to keep the newly treated skin healthy and young looking.
Are Belotero products safe?
Belotero fillers have an excellent safety profile. With that said, patients are advised against taking aspirin, vitamin E, or any blood thinning medications and supplements a week prior to injection. Postpone the treatment if the target area develops a rash or other dermal condition, as the filler can aggravate the condition or delay the healing process. This product has not been tested in individuals below 18 years or patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding patients. Additionally, Belotero should not be used in patients that have a history of severe allergies/anaphylaxis. For more safety information regarding Belotero products, refer to the package insert.
Some of the side effects of these products can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- transient erythema (redness)
- swelling, pain
- tenderness at the implant site
Is there recovery time associated with the products of this brand?
Patients can immediately leave your office after the procedure. Redness, itching, swelling, and tenderness may occur but rarely last more than a week. The formation of lumps and bumps has not been reported for this treatment, as confirmed by a five-year retrospective safety review among 317 patients.
How much do Belotero products cost?
The Belotero line may cost your client between $585 and $700 per treatment. The number of syringes needed depends on the type, location, and quantity of skin imperfections to be treated.