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How Fast Does Belotero Work?

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis


When you have cosmetic concerns, finding a solution that’s effective and fast-acting is important. At Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, our Belotero treatments will provide you with a safe way to maintain a young, healthy appearance.

How Fast Does Belotero Work?

Are you looking for a way to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face? This filler might be right for you. When you receive this treatment from a reputable clinic like ours, you can expect natural-looking and long-lasting results that will help you feel and look your very best.

You can also expect results that kick in very quickly. One of the things so many patients love about this filler is that it’s fast-acting. Immediately after treatment, you’ll see a difference in your appearance as the product adds more volume to your face. But those are just the initial results. Over the next 14 to 21 days as the product settles properly, you’ll see even more of a difference.

About Belotero

If you’re looking for an effective way to treat your fine lines and wrinkles, this is a fantastic option. Here, we’ll go over what exactly this filler is, how it works, and what it can do for you and your appearance.

What Is Belotero?

This is a dermal filler. When you receive this treatment, it’s injected into your skin with the use of a fine needle. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar you can also find in various parts of your body like your eyes and skin.

Belotero also contains lidocaine, which is a painkiller. This ingredient’s inclusion helps your treatment process stay comfortable and pain-free.

Why Do We Get Wrinkles?

You can expect your skin to wrinkle as you get older. It’s a natural part of the aging process, after all. But why do these wrinkles show up in the first place? Your skin is made up of several different chemicals. This includes hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin. Together, these chemicals provide your skin with volume, structure, and elasticity.

But as you get older, the amount of these chemicals begins to lower. This means that your skin is less able to maintain its structural integrity which will, of course, result in wrinkles and loss of volume. As you lose volume, your skin may also begin to sag.

How Can Belotero Help?

When the product is injected into your skin, the hyaluronic acid helps in several ways. First, it provides fullness and volume to the areas where it’s been injected. Hyaluronic acid is also known for its ability to maintain moisture by binding to moisture molecules. As it does this, it provides even more volume to the injection areas over time.

The other thing that hyaluronic acid does is stimulate your body’s natural production of a protein called collagen. By doing this, it helps your skin to stay firm and supple.

What Are the Different Kinds?

There are actually several different types of this dermal filler. The type that you receive will depend on what results you’re looking to get, as well as what areas of the face you’d like to treat.

Here’s a look at the different kinds of Belotero and what they can do for you and your appearance.


This type is specifically for moderate and deep lines and wrinkles on your face. It’s especially good for areas where the skin is a little bit thicker.

Balance can help treat common deep lines like marionette lines, which run from the corners of your mouth down to your chin. It can also help with nasolabial folds or laugh lines, which are vertical lines around the nose and mouth.


If you have wrinkles and lines on your face that are deeper than just moderate, then you may receive Intense as your filler. This type is great for treating very deep marionette lines and nasolabial folds, which can make you look far older than you are.


Do you have some shallower wrinkles or some fine lines on your face that you’d like to get rid of? Soft is formulated to target these types of concerns.

When you receive this filler, you’ll be able to target things like crow’s feet, which are the fine lines appearing around the outer corners of your eyes. It’s also beneficial for fine lines that might show up on your forehead and around your mouth.

Lips Shape and Lips Contour

Having thin lips can make you look very serious and unfriendly. On the other hand, larger, fuller lips will make you look youthful and inviting. If you’ve been losing volume in your lips due to aging, or you’ve simply always had thin lips because of genetics, Lips Shape and Lips Contour can help you.

This type will target the lip area, helping to add more volume to them. It will also provide your lips with more definition.


As you know already, one of the major side effects of aging is a considerable loss of volume in your face. You may find that your cheeks, temples, and other areas of your face look much hollower, which will in turn make you look older.

Volume will add more fullness back into your face, giving you an overall more supple and younger appearance. You’ll look far healthier with more volume in your cheeks and temples.

What Does Treatment Look Like?

Are you thinking about booking a consultation with us? You might be wondering what the treatment process itself will look like when you come to our clinic. Rest assured that our highly-trained technicians will provide your treatment to you safely and that we’ll do everything we can to make the overall process comfortable for you.

The Consultation

Before you get your treatment, we’ll need to start with a consultation. This is important because it gives us the chance to ask about your medical history and make sure that this treatment option is right for you. During this time, you can also ask any questions or bring up any concerns that you might have.

The consultation helps us to determine what your concerns are, and what areas of your face you’d like treated. Once we know this, we’ll know which types of Belotero to use, and what an effective treatment plan for you might look like.

How to Prepare

Once the consultation is done and your appointment is made, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare for your treatment. Don’t worry, there isn’t much to it. You’ll just need to avoid a few things to make sure that your treatment is both as safe and effective as possible.

We’ll request that you not take any medications like ibuprofen or aspirin. You may also need to avoid certain over-the-counter medications that act as anti-inflammatories. For the 24 to 48 hours before your treatment, you’ll need to avoid smoking and alcohol. We’ll give you a full list of instructions on how to prepare for your treatment before your appointment.

The Appointment

When the day of your appointment comes, you’ll be greeted by our friendly and welcoming staff. Before we can apply the injections, we’ll first need to prepare your skin. We’ll do this by thoroughly cleaning the injection areas to prevent any bacteria from entering the injection site.

Once your skin has been cleaned, we’ll use multiple strategic injections to apply the product. Because the product contains lidocaine, the injections should be virtually painless. If you are concerned about pain, you can request that a topical numbing cream be applied.

After the Appointment

Your appointment will be very fast. Generally, appointments last under an hour. Immediately after it’s done, you’ll be able to leave our clinic. Just make sure to follow our instructions after your appointment to ensure the treatment is effective and safe.

You’ll see an immediate but still natural-looking change to your appearance after your appointment is done. Most patients are able to enjoy their results for up to a year before needing to return for follow-up injections. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and skincare routine will help your results last for longer.

Learn More Today

Does Belotero sound like the right solution for your aging concerns? This safe, fast-acting dermal filler is perfect for anyone looking to get back the youthful appearance they’ve been missing. Book your consultation with us at Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more.

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