Belotero in New York City with Dr. Shridharani

Q: What is Belotero?
Belotero is an injectable dermal filler that is used to smooth mild-to-moderate lines and wrinkles on the face. Belotero is most commonly used for the fine lines around the mouth, lips and under the eyes (tear troughs). These lines are affectionately named: kisser’s lines, smoker’s lines, and smile lines.
Q: What is the difference between Belotero and other dermal fillers?
Belotero is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler designed to integrate into the facial skin. This makes Belotero the perfect filler choice for those very fine lines. Belotero is a soft and cohesive gel that, once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
Dr. Shridharani never rushes through any procedures, but can expertly inject your Belotero in around 20-30 minutes.
Q: What can I expect after my injection?
Most patients find the discomfort to be like a slight bee sting for about 5-10 seconds. Dr. Shridharani’s combination of applying topical anesthetics and icing dramatically decreases any discomfort.
Q: Does it hurt?
After your injection, you should expect a little bit of swelling and slight redness, which seems to resolve/go away in the matter of hours. Avoiding heavy exercise, salty foods, alcohol, and sleeping face down will help avoid excessive swelling.
Q: When will I see results?
Immediately!
Q: How long does it last?
Belotero may last about 6 months or longer, but results are patient specific. The amount of product used and the area it is injected into can affect the longevity of results. In areas that experience a lot of movement (eating, talking, and smiling) the product may not last as long as other less active areas.