One of the newest, and most effective, facial fillers available at the cosmetic surgeon’s office is Bolotero. On the market since 2011, the filler is comprised of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). A natural building block of healthy skin, HA provides structure and shape to the tissues. Belotero has a unique ability to blend with the skin’s existing collagen, making it ideal for use in sensitive areas.
Bolotero is made of a thin, smooth formula, and therefore excellent for filling in facial contours and fine lines. It can safely treat areas such as the under the eyes, Crow’s Feet, and Smoker’s Lines (around the lips). After a treatment, the results can be immediately seen. Facial lines will be plumped and smoothed, volume added to the face, and the skin will take on a more youthful appearance. For optimal facial rejuvenation, Belotero can be paired with Botox Cosmetic, Microdermabrasion, a Chemical Peel, or other complementary treatment.
The Ideal Candidate for Belotero
Both men and women, experiencing the early signs of aging, can see a dramatic difference with Belotero. Anyone with mild to moderate lines around the mouth, nose, and eyes will have great results with the facial filler. The ideal patient should be in generally good health, understand how Bolotero works, and have reasonable expectations for their results. Bolotero is safe for all skin types and ethnicities.
The Belotero Session
Belotero injections are performed in the American Self office-suite. An appointment will take less than 30 minutes, from start to finish. The provider will apply Bolotero to the predetermined areas of the face using a very small needle. The injections are not considered painful; patients will only notice a slight pinch, but a local anesthetic can be used for added comfort.
There is no downtime required after Belotero injections. Patients can get back to their normal routine immediately, even returning to work the same afternoon. The results from Belotero are immediate and will last a year or longer.
Risks of Belotero
Belotero has been found to be extremely safe. When performed by a well-trained provider, this will have minimal complications. If side effects should occur, these may include mild redness, swelling, bruising, and a light discomfort at the injection site. These will normally resolve over the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment. Unlike some injectables, Belotero does not cause a darkening of the skin.
How long does a Belotero session take?
Belotero injections will take less than 30 minutes to complete in the American Self Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics office.
When can I see the results from my Belotero injections?
The benefits will be immediate. The results will continue to improve over the following 24 hours, as any lingering swelling and redness resolves.
Do Belotero injections hurt?
Bolotero is not considered painful. Patients generally report feeling a slight pinch during their injections. Dr. Hillelson can apply a local anesthetic before the treatment, to provide additional patient comfort.
How long will the results from Belotero last?
The results from a Bolotero session at American Self will last from 6 to 12 months, even longer. After which time, a quick repeat treatment is all that is necessary to