Belotero

Injectables & Skin Care Doctors Serving Miami, South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest & Nearby Florida

Patients seeking an option for more beautiful, youthful-looking skin often turn to Dr. Shaun Patel at Miami Skin and Vein to discuss their options with regard to cosmetic injectables. And often, this conversation turns to the treatment of fine lines.

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What Is Belotero?

Belotero is a soft, hyaluronic acid based gel filler. It was developed in Switzerland, and is FDA-approved for use in the United States.

Since removal of collagen fillers from the market, there has been a void when it comes to fillers useful for treatment of fine lines directly under the skin. Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are too thick to treat these very superficial fine lines.

Belotero, with its smaller particle size, smooth consistently, and ability to integrate completely into the skin tissue provides an ideal solution fine lines, particularly around the mouth. Dr. Patel oftens describes Belotero as his go-to fine lines filler. When it comes to giving patients a nice fill and finish, it is Belotero that provides the finish!

What Are the Benefits of Belotero?

As an FDA-approved dermal filler, Belotero injectables are a great treatment option for patients looking to improve their facial features but aren’t looking to undergo a lengthy surgical procedure or a long recovery time. It can provide multiple benefits, such as:

  • Restoring lost volume in the face
  • Adding volume to the under eyes, chin, or lips
  • Enhancing facial features
  • Achieving facial balancing
  • Providing visible results instantly
  • Providing natural-looking results
  • Versatility with placement and treatment
  • Quick, safe, and efficient procedure
  • Hydrating and smoothing the skin

What Are the Different Types of Belotero Treatments?

Within the Belotero range of dermal fillers, there are several types of Belotero fillers that each target a specific aesthetic goal. Depending on the look you want to achieve, the type of your Belotero injection may vary. If Dr. Patel deems you a suitable candidate, you may receive one of the following Belotero treatments:

Belotero Volume

  • Best for restoration of lost facial volume
  • Filler for cheeks, cheekbones
  • Reshapes the chin

Belotero Balance

  • Best moderate lines
  • Filler for eliminating the appearance of nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines)
  • Filler for eliminating the appearance of glabellar (vertical forehead creases)
  • Filler for eliminating the appearance of smokers’ lines

Belotero Intense

  • Best for correcting deeper lines and creases
  • Filler for eliminating the appearance of pronounced nasolabial folds
  • Filler for eliminating the appearance of marionette lines

Belotero Lips Contour

  • Best for improving lip definition
  • Improves the outline of the lips, vermilion border

Belotero Lips Shape

  • Best for volumizing the upper and lower lips
  • Reshapes, augments, and enhances the lips through volume addition

Each Belotero filler has a different formulation, allowing each one to serve a different aesthetic purpose. Each filler can be used alone or in combination to achieve a more sophisticated result. Dr. Patel and his team will help determine which Belotero type can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Belotero?

Ideal candidates for Belotero dermal fillers are those who are experiencing signs of aging, such as volume loss, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and wrinkles. However, Belotero is not just for patients who are exhibiting signs of aging. It can also be used on anyone looking to enhance their facial features by adding filler to the lips, cheeks, or chin.

If you are allergic to any ingredients within dermal fillers, this procedure may not be right for you.

Are There Any Side Effects with Belotero?

Like any other injectable treatment, there are a few side effects that come with Belotero. These side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness

While these side effects are very common for patients who get injectables, they also do not last long. If you notice that your side effects have not disappeared or are worsening after several days post-treatment, contact our team at Miami Skin & Vein as soon as possible.

Are There Any Risks with Belotero?

At Miami Skin & Vein, Dr. Patel and our team prioritize patient comfort and safety with each procedure. Other than common side effects such as swelling or redness, Belotero can come with more serious risks. However, these risks are often rare. They can include;

  • Skin bumps
  • Asymmetry
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Lumps
  • Skin necrosis

If you experience any of these complications after receiving your Belotero treatment, contact Dr. Patel as soon as possible.

How Can I Prepare for Belotero?

Preparing ahead of time for Belotero treatment can help ensure optimal results. Before receiving your injections, we recommend patients do the following:

  • Quit smoking for at least six weeks before treatment.
  • Minimize alcohol consumption.
  • Avoid blood thinning medications that can increase bleeding.
  • Avoid using Retinol-based products and other skin care products.
  • Avoid sun exposure, exfoliants, tweezing, and other skin irritants.

What Is Recovery Like with Belotero?

There is no downtime required after a Belotero treatment. Patients can return to work or school almost immediately after receiving Belotero injections. For the first several days, mild swelling, redness, and bruising may occur at the injection site. The results from Belotero injections can be seen immediately.

However, to optimize your results, we recommend patients stick to the following:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours post-treatment.
  • Avoid facials or saunas for 48 hours after your treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol for the next 48 hours to reduce the risk of bruising.

How Much Does Belotero Cost?

The cost for Belotero injections can range between $600 and $1200 depending on the treatment area and who is performing the procedure. Other factors, such as location and treatment area, can affect your overall cost.

At Miami Skin & Vein, we are happy to work with every patient to find a financing option that works for you to achieve the look you want with Belotero.

Myths and Misconceptions About Belotero

Despite injectables being a popular way to enhance your appearance, there are still many misconceptions people have about them. These include:

MYTH #1 – The results won’t look natural.

Because Belotero fillers are all designed to treat a specific aesthetic and part of the face, the results can easily appear natural-looking. With the highly skilled team at Miami Skin & Vein, patients can feel confident knowing our providers will approach each Belotero injection with precision and accuracy.

MYTH #2 – The results are permanent, and I’m stuck with it if I don’t like it.

Dermal fillers, including Belotero, are not permanent. Because Belotero fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, any filler may be reversed if you are unhappy with your appearance.

MYTH # 3 – There will be a lot of downtime.

Belotero requires very little to no downtime. Some swelling may be seen in the treatment area for a couple of days after treatment, but most patients return to their daily routines immediately after receiving their injections.

Can Belotero Be Used With Other Injectables?

Dr. Patel often combines multiple cosmetic injectables in a single treatment session. Belotero works well with neuromodulators such as Botox, as well as collagen stimulators (Sculptra, Radiesse), and other hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers available in our practice.

Consult With Dr. Shaun Patel On Belotero Injections

Coral Gables-area patients who have considered cosmetic injectables are encouraged to make an appointment with Dr. Patel at Miami Skin and Vein to discuss the advantages of using Belotero and other treatments to turn back the aging process. Dr. Shaun Patel is ready and willing to assist with your skin concerns.

Our practice can be reached by calling 786-618-5039. We welcome patients from Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and throughout the Miami area.

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