Belotero is one of the lightest dermal fillers available. Sometimes called the “starter filler,” it is ideal for someone who wants to reduce fine lines around the lips, corners of the mouth, and minor marionette lines (the lines from the corners of your mouth down toward your jawline). Belotero is made with a hyaluronic acid gel. “Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that’s found naturally in your skin and makes your joint spaces feel slippery.
Its function is to absorb water, deliver nutrients, and act as a cushioning agent. So when you inject it into your skin, it acts like a sponge and expands to fill in wrinkles and folds and support sunken areas.
The extra water brought to the skin’s surface also imparts a fresh, glowing radiance and a soft, supple skin texture. These injections induce a robust production of collagen, which helps to further firm and plump your skin and reduce wrinkles over time.

Belotero is thinner than many of the other fillers, so it can be injected very high up in the skin without the risk of causing bumps, lumps, or much of a bluish cast, called a Tyndall Effect, which happens with thicker fillers. Belotero treatments show results on all skin types and skin colors, but are ideal for those seeking to smooth fine lines and folds, and plump areas with minor skin

Belotero is contraindicated: in patients with severe allergies, including allergies to gram positive bacterial proteins.
Belotero treatments are fast and relatively painless. Typically, a topical anesthetic is first applied to eliminate any discomfort. Once that takes effect, the dermal filler, a thin gel-like substance, is injected into the target area using a tiny, fine needle. There is no downtime associated with Belotero treatments.
Immediate visible side effects are minimal and may include temporary redness, tenderness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, which can easily be concealed with makeup. In rare cases, small bumps may appear under the skin at the injection site.
If they don’t dissipate within a week, check back in with your doctor.

One injection of Belotero tends to last 4 to 6 months, so 1 to 2 treatments per year will help maintain results.