Dermal fillers are a group of substances that are injected under the skin at various depths to smooth out fine lines, deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and acne scars, volumize and define lips, contour the chin and nose, or plump up sunken cheeks or temples for a full, lifted appearance.

Belotero (Merz Aesthetic) 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.

What do I need to know?

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 depression or fat loss.  Belotero offers subtle results, lasting about 4-6 months.

Those wishing to fill moderate to more severe wrinkles should consider a more volumizing family of fillers, such as those made by Allergan, Galderma, or Suneva.  Lasers, microneedling & other modalities can also be considered, and can be determined with the help of your practitioner.


 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.


10 to 30 minutes


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 (it is recommended to wait 24 hours before applying make-up).  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 our clinic & we will have your practitioner follow-up.


Everyone can experience different results. A dose in one man, or woman, can result in a dramatic change, while it may have a very minimal impact on someone else.  The effects of Belotero should be immediately visible, with continuous correction as new collagen regenerates; usually peeking within a few weeks.  The area of injection should instantly appear smoother and fuller, with more volume and definition than before receiving the treatment.

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