Belotero

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BELOTERO FROM THE MERZ FAMILY OF PRODUCTS

Belatero® is a hyaluronic acid filler similar to Restylane and Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found throughout your body, giving Belatero® a high safety profile. Very fine lip lines often cannot be treated with traditional fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, which are too thick and can cause lumpiness.

What is BELOTERO BALANCE®?

BELOTERO BALANCE is a prescription injection that is approved 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).

Patients getting BELOTERO BALANCE may have an injection site reaction. These reactions can include inflammation and usually last less than seven days.

For approximately 24 hours after treatment, avoid:

  • 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.

What should I tell my doctor before injections with BELOTERO BALANCE?

Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect blood clotting, like aspirin, 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 BALANCE should be delayed until the reaction goes away. Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect your immune system.

What are possible side effects of Belotero?

  • Rejection of filler material
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Asymmetry
  • Itching
  • Infection
  • Necrosis
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Temporary paralysis of facial muscles
  • Swelling

Most side effects are mild or moderate and last 30 days or less. One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

CONSULTATION FOR DERMAL FILLERS

There are many options available with facial injectables. If you seek to reverse the signs of aging with dermal fillers, contact Dr. Thompson today at 732-410-4789 or fill out our contact form.