Levels of Belotero Filler: Intense, Basic, and Soft
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Belotero filler "levels"
In Europe and Canada, there are 3 levels of Belotero available. In the U.S. only Belotero "basic" is available to physicians. Because the FDA will typically only assess one formulation of a filler per clinical study, it is generally a longer term process to have public access to various densities of a product.
This gets a little frustrating to us as physicians too since our patients see different marketing from around the globe.
Belotero is staged to be an easily-integrated gel very similar to Juvederm but with potentially more use for more superficial lines. As the product is in limited distribution, it is not yet as readily available as other Hyaluronic gel fillers. In our office we are comparing how Belotero behaves compared to the fillers we've used for a longer period of time.
Only One Level In US
In the US there is only one approved Belotero product. Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid filler that fills in wrinkles and folds. It is a versatile product that can be used in areas such as nasal labial folds, but is also soft enough for more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines. We have been using Belotero in our office since it was first released to physicians, and have seen results comparable to other hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.
Three levels of Belotero
his is true. To explain more in depth Soft is for superficial wrinkles, like crows feet and brow furrows. Basic is for deeper layers such as adding volume to the lips and Intense treats severe lines and wrinkles with a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid.
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In the recent Las Vegas meeting October 31,2013 they are diluting 2 parts Boletero with 1 part lidocaine to treat lip lines and other fine lines. It is not the same as the "Soft " Product.
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