What Is Belotero?

As the aging process begins, you may start to notice lines and folds form on the sides of the mouth and possibly vertical lip lines on the upper lip. Belotero is a great option for filling these areas where you may have lost volume.

At MetroMD we offer a wide variety of non-surgical age defying treatments to soften the signs of aging, including Botox, Belotero, and other fillers.

How Does Belotero Work?

Over time, our skin begins to decrease natural production of skin structure, including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, leaving it susceptible volume loss, lines and wrinkles. Belotero is a hyaluronic acid based filler made for lifting moderate to deep lines and wrinkles around and above the lips. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body, Belotero integrates easily into facial tissue. Belotero is uniquely formulated to be a soft gel, instantly filling lines once injected. Treatments are quick with little to no downtime, and at most, require a topical anesthetic for optimal comfort.

How long does Belotero last?

Like all injectables, filler longevity varies between patients. Many factors contribute to the results, including the amount injected, and the areas treated. Belotero will break down quicker in areas that experience a lot of movement from eating, talking and smiling. Furthermore, product will last longer in areas that don’t move quite as much.

Does Belotero Have Side Effects?

Belotero is FDA approved and has been on the market for a long time with minimal side effects. However, since it is an injection it is possible to have a few minor side effects:

  • Mild Irritation
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Minor bruising

These side effects typically subside within a few days and won’t prevent you from returning to regular activities. If you have any concerns, the professionals at MetroMD will be able to answer any questions you may have and make recommendations to fit your unique needs.

Belotero Filler at MetroMD

If you are looking to soften lines around the mouth and upper lip, contact MetroMD for a consultation to see if Belotero fillers are right for you. Fillers are a great alternative for patients that are not ready to commit to a surgical procedure or are showing minimal signs of aging. MetroMD looks forward to helping you create a custom treatment plan for your anti-aging needs.  For more information, visit our blog page.