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What is Belotero Dermal Filler Used For & What are The Side Effects?

Published on: Feb 20, 2018

What is Belotero?

Belotero is a brand of non-animal hyaluronic acid fillers designed and manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals. The hyaluronic acid molecules are extracted and purified using biotechnology from fermenting bacterial cultures. The molecules are also cross-linked using 2 proprietary technologies in order to ensure a filler gel with a good balance of cohesiveness, elasticity and plasticity: Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) and Dynamic Cross-Linking Technology (DCLT). There are 5 different fillers in this collection to treat a wide variety of skin imperfections:

  1. Hydro
  2. Soft
  3. Balance
  4. Intense
  5. Volume

Except for Hydro, all of the fillers have versions with pain-relieving lidocaine as well. The filler gel is monophasic, colourless, and clear, and is packaged in a 1mL syringe. Each box of filler comes with a prefilled syringe, fine needles, and a product information pamphlet.

What is Belotero used for?

Once you buy Belotero, the fillers can be used for correcting numerous skin imperfections.

  1. Hydro: Rejuvenate dull and dehydrated skin especially on the face, neck, decolletage and hands.
  2. Soft: Correct fine lines, like crow’s feet.
  3. Balance: Correct moderate lines, like perioral wrinkles.
  4. Intense: Correct deep lines, like pronounced marionette lines.
  5. Volume: Restore fullness and volume in sunken areas, like the cheeks.

How to inject this dermal filler

Belotero injections should be done following strict aseptic methods, and after a thorough medical and facial assessment. The depth and method of the injections depend on the severity of the patients’ skin issues and type of filler used.

  1. Hydro: Administer into the superficial dermis layer via the micropapular technique.
  2. Soft: Administer into the superficial dermis layer using the blanching or micropapular technique.
  3. Balance: Administer into the superficial to mid dermis layers using the blanching technique.
  4. Intense: Administer into the mid to deep dermis layers.
  5. Volume: Administer into the deep dermis or subcutaneous layer.

Side Effects

Patients might experience some side effects like, inflammatory responses, such as: 

  • Temporary redness;
  • Pain;
  • Swelling.

Nevertheless, those reactions are common and mild in nature; they should abate within a few days. However, injections in the lips could take up to a week to recover. Improper injection procedures can also lead to serious aftereffects, like:

  • Hardness at injection sites;
  • Infections;
  • Allergic reactions.

Patients must obtain quick medical treatment if any of these symptoms do not subside within a few days.

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