Your Belotero® Treatment in New York
Belotero® can returns youth to your face!* As we age, the youthful vigor we feel on the inside may not be the youth our face is projecting on the outside. Belotero®, a cosmetic injectable containing a natural sugar, revitalizes youth in your face, restoring lost areas of volume. Treating small, superficial lines or wrinkles, Belotero® will instantly fill facial lines. Gracefully and subtlety halt the signs of aging with Belotero®!
What is Belotero® and how does it work?
Belotero® is an FDA-approved injectable filler made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural sugar. This dermal filler can give you a more youthful appearance without incisions.
How is Belotero® different from other fillers?
Belotero® is different from other HA fillers because it was designed to treat superficial lines and moderate to severe wrinkles that are closer to the surface of the skin. Belotero® provides a “soft” correction for fine lines and wrinkles, unlike similar, firmer fillers, by using double-cross-linked hyaluronic acid.
What areas can be treated with Belotero®?
Belotero® is FDA-approved for correction of facial wrinkles and folds such as smile lines, vertical lip lines, lines in the corner of the mouth, marionette lines, and crow’s feet.
Is Belotero® safe and are there any possible side effects?
Post treatment, patients may report mild to moderate swelling, bruising or tenderness in the treated area.
Who should administer Belotero®?
Belotero® injections are best administered by a qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with an understanding of proper technique and safety. Both Dr. Jody Levine and Dr. Elie Levine have years of experience in administering cosmetic injectables and would be happy to answer your questions about whether Belotero® is right for you.
How long will the results last?
The results from Belotero® are immediately visible and will last up to one year.* Dr. Levine will discuss a treatment schedule for optimal results from Belotero®.
Can the effects be reversed if desired?
Yes. All hyaluronic acid fillers may be quickly dissolved with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Though it is very rarely requested, first-time patients may feel more comfortable knowing that the effects can be reversed quickly, easily, and safely, usually within 24 hours.
Can Belotero® be combined with other procedures?
Yes. Various dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables, such as BOTOX® cosmetic, are often used concurrently to treat a variety of facial areas. Additionally, different types of fillers can be used synergistically as part of advanced layer techniques. For example, Dr. Levine may elect to use one filler in the deep dermis to provide structural foundation, another in the mid-dermis to replace lost volume, and a superficial filler to help smooth away surface lines and wrinkles. Belotero® may also be used in combination with laser treatments or other procedures for even better results. Dr. Levine will discuss with you what procedure or combination of procedures may best suit your specific needs.
How can I prepare for Belotero® treatment?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Levine will thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations, including possible risks and the best way to prepare for your treatment. As much as possible, patients should avoid taking aspirin and ibuprofen-containing products (such as Advil and Motrin), St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E supplements, and other blood thinners (unless medically necessary) for 1 week prior to treatment in order to minimize the risk of bruising. Patients should also avoid red wine, herbal supplements, and multivitamins for 2 days prior to treatment.
What should I expect during treatment?
Belotero® treatment is performed on an outpatient basis in our offices. The procedure is quick and simple, with minimal discomfort. During the procedure, Belotero® will be injected into the treatment area using an ultra-fine needle. A topical or local anesthetic may be used to increase patient comfort. You may resume your normal activities immediately following treatment.
What should I expect after treatment?
Mild swelling and bruising is possible, but not always present, for a few days following treatment. This depends on the location treated and the amount of filler that is needed. You may take Tylenol for discomfort if there is any, but don’t take aspirin or ibuprofen, which may increase bruising. Anti-bruising products containing Arnica Montana and Bromelain are offered and topical care discussed. Dr. Levine will determine which aftercare product is right for you. After treatment, patients may also choose to have LED therapy, which is known to significantly improve healing time and decrease inflammation.