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Dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular across the country. Used at various places on the face and lips, dermal fillers are a great way to smooth out fine lines, deep wrinkles, and nasolabial folds while also clearing up acne scars and adding some volume to the lips or cheeks. One of the most popular of these dermal fillers is Belotero.
Belotero is one of the lightest dermal fillers and is often referred to as the “starter filler.” Belotero is perfect for someone looking to smooth out some fine lines around the corners of the mouth and the minor marionette lines (the lines from the corners of your mouth toward your jawline).
Compared to other fillers, Belotero is easily one of the thinner fillers. Since it is made with a sugar that is found naturally in your body, Hyaluronic acid, the filler itself is a soft, spongy material that fills when injected to support the sunken areas.
Belotero is injected into the target area using a tiny, fine needle. Typically, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area and eliminate pain.
Like any injection, there may be a sharp pain. In the past, Belotero did not contain lidocaine, but recently, lidocaine has been added to make you more comfortable during and after the procedure.
Belotero treatment typically takes 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the areas that are being injected.
Belotero injections can vary between each person. However, the effects of Belotero should be immediately visible. The area of injection should look smoother, fuller, and with more definition than before. Belotero injections typically last 6 to 12 months, and we recommend 1 to 2 treatments per year to help maintain results.
Immediate side effects are typically minimal when Belotero is injected. That being said, you may experience temporary redness, tenderness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. In some cases, small bumps may appear near the injection site.