Belotero is an injectable dermal filler. It is a smooth, hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring biodegradable complex sugar found in the human body. It retains moisture and plumps. Belotero is specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to distinct facial features. It gives a very soft even correction. In just a few minutes Dr Dean Bloch can inject Belotero to help restore your natural contours and soften wrinkles. Using a fine needle Dr Dean Bloch will place the Belotero under the skin to help fill the soft tissue under a wrinkle or line. This will add volume and help diminish the appearance of the wrinkle.
What can it do for me?
Belotero is a very smooth, thin material which makes it perfect for superficial fine lines and wrinkles. Crows feet, upper lip lines, smokers lines, under eyes, vermilion border of the lips. This is a perfect product to layer on top of other products like Botox, or denser fillers like Juvederm or Radiesse. It is especially useful for delicate skin or thin skin. Results are natural looking and the treatment is comfortable and quick.
How long does the procedure take?
Belotero injections typically take 30-45 minutes. Results are immediate.
Is Belotero painful?
Topical anesthesia may be applied before the procedure to minimize discomfort, but this is usually not necessary as the treatment is almost painless. We mix many fillers with a numbing agent to further ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Ice packs will be given.
How long does Belotero last?
Belotero can last for up to 6-9 months. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections. Individual results vary depending on the treated areas.
Is Belotero safe?
Since hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our body, it is safe. You body naturally absorbs it over time. Belotero is well tolerated and needs no allergy testing. Belotero is FDA approved.
What are the side effects?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7-10 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration at the injection site. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
What should I do before I come in?
To reduce the chance of bruising, begin using sublingual arnica available at our office.
Medications to avoid:
Please discuss with us and your primary physician prior to stopping, but typically avoid for 3-5 days prior to your treatment:
Blood thinners (such as aspirin, ibuprofen)
Flaxseed Oil and Fish Oil
Vitamins D3 & E
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