Definition - What does Belotero mean?

Belotero, or Belotero Balance, is an injectable filler that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to add volume to the face while also smoothing out lines. The results are temporary with this particular procedure, and it must be repeated to be maintained. The filler is an acid-based hyaluronic, and it may be done in a physician’s office.

TheConsultation explains Belotero

Belotero is designed to treat faces with moderate-to-severe wrinkles and lines. The results look natural, with added plumpness and volume to the tissue in the face. The gel used in the filler is soft, which allows it to adapt to the different facial contours. The results are more subtle than with other fillers and are seen immediately.

This treatment was approved in March of 2011 by the FDA. There is no downtime with Belotero Balance. Some slight redness or bruising may occur, but it is easily hidden with makeup. Any minor side effects usually dissipate within a few days.

The physician will discuss with the patient which areas to treat, and the filler is inserted into the tissue in those areas. Treatment times may vary but typically run around 30 minutes. While the results are temporary, they can last an average of six to 12 months, based on individual response.

If patients don’t like the results of the Belotero treatment, an enzyme can be injected to dissolve the filler. Belotero Balance is part of the same category as Juvederm, Restylane and other fillers. A physician can recommend the treatment, based on each individual’s personal goals.

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