Written by Dr. Ellen Gendler
Belotero is an FDA-approved injectable composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is present in virtually all of the organs in our bodies. It plays an important role in the skin for hydration and volume. Belotero is used to treat fine lines above and below the mouth, at the corners of the mouth, and between the eyebrows. Because of its smooth consistency, Belotero can be injected through a tiny needle and is an excellent choice for these areas.
Dr. Gendler is well known for her work with soft-tissue fillers and regarded as a leading authority in cosmetic dermatology. As a New York based board-certified dermatologist with over 30 years of experience, she has an honest, science-based approach to all of her treatments and will always recommend the most effective skincare treatments. Dr. Gendler approaches her patients in a personal manner and makes people feel at ease during the procedures.
As mentioned above, Belotero is used mostly to treat the fine lines on the face, not to give increased volume. It was approved in the US in 2011.
There are appropriate fillers for fine lines, others that work better to fill in deeper lines and folds, and some that are used to replace volume. Dr. Gendler recommends this Belotero Balance in her NYC office to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and between the eyebrows. The results will have a natural appearance. Belotero is often used in concert with Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, or Jeuveau.
A Belotero treatment typically takes about 30 minutes. Belotero is often paired with other skin rejuvenation treatments for optimal results. First, your skin will be cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, though most patients don’t experience any discomfort at all during the injections. Since Belotero is a filler for fine lines, it is administered with a tiny needle, which leads to much less bruising than with a larger needle.
Patients above 18 years who are noticing fine lines around their lips and those who feel the corners of their mouth drifting downward will likely have excellent results from Belotero injections. Belotero treatment can be combined with other fillers for optimal results in all facial areas. If you have any medical conditions or allergies, make sure to mention them during your consultation.
You’ll notice first results immediately and optimal results after 1-2 weeks. Results vary from person to person. Some patients see results for six months or more. We find that the areas with the greatest amount of muscle activity tend to lose filler more quickly.
Dr. Gendler is a highly respected, board-certified dermatologist with impressive credentials and more than 30 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology. She works closely with her patients in her Manhattan office to assess their skin condition and recommend a personalized treatment plan.
For more information about Belotero treatments in New York, contact Gendler Dermatology today at (212) 288-8222 to schedule a consultation.
The needles used for the injection are very small and most patients tolerate the Belotero treatment without anesthetics. The combination with Lidocaine minimizes the pain of the treatment. The application of numbing cream is always possible for extra comfort.
Belotero is FDA-approved and safe to use. As with all fillers and cosmetic procedures, it is important to choose a qualified doctor with ample experience to ensure the filler is administered correctly.
Usually, it takes one treatment to get the desired results. The improvement shows immediately and after 2 weeks the best results are visible. Belotero is a temporary filler so the effect will fade over time. After 4 to 6 months the treatment can be repeated.