1. Why do your eyes need special care?

Because it is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, the skin surrounding your eyes is special. Collagen production decreases with aging, resulting in thinned, parched skin. The blood vessels beneath the skin become increasingly noticeable as the skin ages. Additionally, it becomes simpler for fluid to fill the void left by the collagen, leading to puffiness around the eyes.

2. What is exactly Belotero?

Belotero is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable dermal filler. Your skin contains hyaluronic acid by nature. It binds with water, which helps to hydrate and smooth out your skin. Your body gradually absorbs the hyaluronic acid in Belotero. There are some other fillers of different consistencies to treat different types of lines.

3. Can Belotero be used under the eyes?

This item is frequently advised for use as an under-eye filler. It has a consistency that is mild enough for the delicate skin around the eyes and contains hyaluronic acid (HA). Given its high level of mobility, fillers utilized around the eyes must be both long-lasting and spreadable to allow for natural facial expressions.

4. The Boletero Family

Belotero Balance

This product is designed to treat moderate to severe etched-in lines and wrinkles. While it is durable enough to treat deeper folds of the smile lines, it is also suitable to treat the finer, more delicate lines of the lips. Research shows that this product can last for six months or more. 

Belotero Soft

This product is the thinnest of all the gels in this family, allowing it to migrate easily for more natural facial contours and expressions. It is highly cohesive, making its softness perfect for the delicate lines and wrinkles near the lips. It’s also good for treating crow’s feet and fine lines in the forehead. Studies suggest this product lasts for up to a year.

Belotero Intense

This formula gives excellent support to the skin’s elasticity and flexibility. It is perfect for lip augmentation and correcting the deeper folds of marionette lines and NSFs. This product also hides flaws such as scarring and skin damage. Like Soft, research shows Intense also lasts up to one year.

Belotero Volume

The thickest of all gels in this family, this product is good for facial contouring and volumizing areas of lost collagen in the midface, such as near the cheeks and temples. Its thickness allows it to stay put and resist breaking down in the body longer than its counterparts. This gives it lasting effects for up to 18 months.

Belotero Hydro

The goal of this product is to restore hydration. Our skin dries out and stretches thin as it loses collagen and elasticity with the aging process. Hydro rehydrates the skin’s layers, plumping and supporting areas of lost collagen and flexibility. Given every two to three times per month on average, this product helps the skin resist the wrinkling and fine lines that come with aging.

5. What area does Belotero target?

Belotero can be best used for :

  • Filling in the lines around your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Correcting under eye bags
  • Correcting small nose bumps 
  • Treating some types of acne scars
  • Plumping your lips
  • Filling forehead wrinkles
  • Contouring your cheek and jawline.

6. Who is the best candidate for this treatment?

Coming in for an initial consultation is the only way to be certain if you are a good candidate for this treatment. In order to evaluate if this is the best treatment for you, we will go through your medical background, current state of health, present appearance, and cosmetic goals during this initial consultation. The ideal patient for this procedure is typically between the ages of 18 and 65, and they are worried about the look of both superficial facial lines and wrinkles as well as dark circles under their eyes. However, you may also be a good candidate if you are neither pregnant nor nursing and concerned about the appearance of:

  • Nasolabial folds: Skin folds known as nasolabial folds extend from the corners of your lips to both sides of your nose. They are also known as laugh or smile lines. As you age, the wrinkles may deepen and become permanent, especially if you smoke or not using the sunblock.
  • Marionette lines: Lines that start at the corners of the mouth and can extend to the chin and jaw line are called marionette lines. The corners of the lips may droop as a result of these lines, giving the patient a dejected or furious appearance. Elastin and collagen in the skin start to deteriorate with age.
  • Atrophic scars: An indented scar that heals below the usual layer of skin tissue is called an atrophic scar. When the skin is unable to repair tissue, atrophic scars develop. It causes uneven scarring as a result. Chickenpox or severe acne are common causes of atrophic scars. They may also appear following the removal of a mole.
  • Vermillion border:The generally distinct boundary between the lip and the nearby normal skin is known as the vermilion border (sometimes spelt vermillion border), margin, or zone. It symbolizes the epidermis’ transition from highly keratinized external skin to less keratinized inside skin.

7. What can you expect during this treatment?

Your treatment should last between 20 and 40 minutes from beginning to end. During your initial consultation, if you have any concerns about feeling the needle pierce your skin, please let us know. Before treatment, we might give you a topical anesthetic to make the injection painless. Patients do not experience pain, though, because the needle is so small.

8. What result can you expect from this treatment?

After undergoing the treatment, our patients say they feel younger than before. More importantly, when it is done under the eyes, people cease inquiring about their health, level of stress, or level of fatigue. Nothing compares the simplicity of this treatment with no downtime or recuperation, no pain or discomfort, and an entirely natural look.

9. How long will you see the results?

The appearance of the targeted site will immediately start to improve. To see the treatment’s full effects, you must wait two weeks. Come and visit  Klinik Hana Dermatology to set up a touch-up procedure if your results aren’t ideal after two weeks.

10. How long will the result last?

Like other dermal fillers, the results’ durability vary from case to case. The usual duration of your treatment’s effects is between three and nine months. After your initial treatment, we advise that you make an appointment so that we may assess your progress and determine whether you still require additional treatment.

11. When should you do the treatment?

The ideal time to arrange your initial appointment is right now if you are currently self-conscious about your appearance and do not have any significant events planned for the foreseeable future. When you schedule your initial session, let us know if you have a significant event coming up in four to six weeks. Your procedure could be done the same day as your consultation.

12. Can this treatment be used anywhere else?

Absolutely yes! Hyaluronic acid (HA), the treatment’s active component, can be used to give volume to any area of your body that has wrinkles as a result of collagen loss. For instance, patients frequently get injections in their palms, hands and temples. This is due to the fact that the skin in certain locations is so thin that it ages quickly.

13. How is this treatment done?

Your dermatologist will ask you about your medical history prior to the operation. Before the operation, make sure to let them know if you have any allergies or are taking any drugs. Lidocaine is an ingredient in most Belotero preparations. This particular form of local anesthetic aids in reducing injection pain. Ask your dermatologist about using a topical anesthetic before the surgery if you are worried about pain. Your dermatologist  may label the areas that will be treated with a marker before administering an injection. The region will then be cleaned using an antiseptic solution. Your dermatologist will use a fine-gauge needle syringe to inject Belotero once the area has been cleaned. After the injection, they could gently massage the area to help the filler spread out for a more natural look.

14. Are there any risks or side effects of using Belotero?

Despite being generally safe, belotero can have a few short-term side effects. They typically disappear on their own after seven days.

Common side effects of Belotero include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising 
  • Tenderness

Less common side effects include:

  • Discoloration
  • Hardening of the skin
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Numbness
  • Dry lips

However, these more serious side effects are usually the result of poor technique or an untrained provider. You can avoid these risks by making sure you choose a licensed dermatologist who has plenty of experience injecting dermal fillers. You can prevent all the serious side effects by choosing Klinik Hana as we are all experienced in this area. 

15. Belotero Treatment Recovery Tips

Belotero should start working its benefits right away after treatment. You can immediately resume your regular activities after the operation. However, it is best to avoid the following after 24 hours after your treatment: 

  • formidable activity
  • excessive heat or sun exposure
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and aspirin
  • alcoholic beverages

During the following 24 hours, you can also experience some pain and swelling close to the injection site. A cold compress can be used to soothe the area. 

References :

1) Karol, A.G. 2016.Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Science and Clinical Uses. Clin Plastic Surg 43 (2016) 489–496.  Link Here

2) Lorenc, Z & Fagien, Steven & Flynn, Timothy & Waldorf, Heidi. (2013). Review of Key Belotero Balance Safety and Efficacy Trials. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Link here

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