Belotero® is a cosmetic procedure from the dermal filler category. Dermal fillers are non-toxic substances that are injected beneath the skin to plump up thin lips or fill in lines, wrinkles and folds leading to a smoother appearance. Belotero® is a unique type of filler because it is made up of a very light material that is particularly good for reducing the finest lines. Areas best targeted with Belotero® include the lips and the corners of the mouth, along with the “marionette” lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.
Belotero® consists of a gel made of a substance called hyaluronic acid that is found within your skin naturally. Hyaluronic acid hydrates and delivers nutrients throughout your skin, and it serves as a cushioning agent. Thus, this substance is perfect to fill in the spaces of wrinkles, as it expands to provide cushioning when it is injected into the skin. Added benefits include a dewy look produced by water rising to the surface of the skin and the regeneration of collagen, which is a component of voluminous skin that is lost with age. Therefore, the results continue to improve over time as additional collagen is produced.
Belotero® for Lips
With age, the vertical lines that develop above and below your lips can become more prominent. These marks can be problematic because they are difficult to conceal with makeup, as foundation can actually seep into the creases to accentuate them, and some lipstick shades may also draw attention to these creases. Belotero® is particularly suited to be a good lip filler. Its gel texture plumps up lips and smooths out the surrounding lines.
The beauty of this method is that it can be applied gradually over a series of sessions until just the look you wish is achieved. This type of customization gives you peace of mind that you will be happy with the results. The formula contains lidocaine, which is a numbing agent. Thus, your comfort level will be maximized during procedures in this delicate area.
What to Expect
Each treatment session usually takes between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on your specific needs. Side effects are quite minimal. Belotero® is a fast-acting treatment offering immediate results that continue to develop over time due to the regeneration of collagen. Just one or two maintenance treatments per year will keep your results looking fresh.