Belotero is an injectable dermal filler specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, Belotero softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for a natural, unique look. This injectable has unique properties which allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction.
What is Belotero?
Belotero Balance® is an FDA-approved prescription injection used to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth).*
Who should not use Belotero?
Belotero should not be used on patients with a history, or presence, of multiple or severe allergies, including those with a history of anaphylaxis. Belotero should not be used by patients with allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins.
What is the most important information I should know about Belotero?
As with all events that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Laser treatments, chemical peels, or any other treatments that intensely affect the skin can increase the risk of infection. You should not receive Belotero if you have a skin inflammation or infection, and you should not use it until your infection/inflammation is healed completely.
Patients who receive Belotero may have a reaction at the site of injection. This reaction is typically inflammation that will go away within a few days.
Avoid the following for 24 hours after injection:
- strenuous activity
- extensive sun or heat exposure
- aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- alcoholic beverages
Exposure to any of the above can cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site.
It is not known how Belotero will work in areas of the face other than the smile lines.
It is also not known how Belotero will work for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for people who are less than 21 years of age.
What should I tell my doctor before Belotero injections?
Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect blood clotting, such as aaspirin, an NSAID, or warfarin. These medicines may put you at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the treatment site.
Tell your doctor if you have a skin reaction like cold sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, or an infection. Treatment with Belotero should be delayed until the reaction goes away.
Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect your immune system.
What are the most common adverse events seen with Belotero?
The most common local side effects seen with Belotero are swelling, bruising, redness, hardening of the skin, pain, altered color, or itching. Other side effects that have occurred include headache, swelling of the side of the nose, moderate cold sore, lip numbness, and lip dryness. Side effects were often mild to moderate and typically resolved within 7 days.
*Results vary from person to person