December 10, 2012 – Since the injunction against the marketing and sale of dermal fillers Belotero, Radiesse and Xeomin was lifted, Belotero has been in the press a lot lately. We’ve talked about it before, but haven’t really explained how it works. So let’s go over the basics of Belotero again plus talk a little about just how it helps reduce facial wrinkles.

Belotero is one of several soft-tissue fillers that are hyaluronic acid-based. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in our body. It’s function is to help your cells retain, store and use water to keep skin and tissues hydrated. As we age and the amount of hyaluronic acid production diminishes, our cells and skin can begin to dry out more and that allows lines and wrinkles to form. That’s why hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers work so well; they help the body to naturally re-hydrate skin and tissues, adding volume and filling in wrinkles and lines.

Belotero is getting so many positive reviews because it’s said to inject more smoothly than other similar dermal fillers. That makes it ideal for filling in superficial facial wrinkles and lines. Areas around the mouth and eyes are very sensitive and sometimes difficult to treat, and unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero doesn’t create a bluish tent beneath the skin when injected close to the surface.

The average cost of one Belotero syringe is $580 to $600, which is comparable or slightly less than other similar dermal fillers.

As with any cosmetic surgery, always only allow board-certified cosmetic surgeons to perform any procedure. It’s also important to ask if he or she is experienced with the use of the particular dermal filler you plan on having injected. At least with Belotero and other hyaluronic acid-based fillers, there is an injection to immediately reverse the effects if you aren’t pleased with your look after the treatment. But with other fillers, the effects will remain for several months, so be sure to only allow trained cosmetic surgeons to inject any type of filler.

[tags]Belotero, Radiesse, Cosmetic Surgery[/tags]