How Long Does Belotero Last?

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Duration of Belotero depends on where it's injected, how much is injected, and how it is injected

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The longevity of any filler depends upon a number of different factors, the actual filler being only one of them.  Fillers injected into mobile areas with lots of muscle activity, like the lips or around the mouth, may only last 5 or 6 months, while those injected deep along bony planes may last up to a year or longer.  Fillers injected more superficially tend to disappear shorter than those injected deep, and the more filler you inject, the longer it will last, due to the properties of "isovolumetric degradation" that these hyaluronic acid fillers demonstrate.  In general, you probably should not expect your Belotero to last longer than 9 - 12 months in ANY case.  Hope that helps.  Good luck.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon

How long does Belotero last

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This product is thinner than the other HAs such as Juvederm and Restylane, so it tends to get metabolized much faster. It also depends on where it is injected. The product does not last as long in areas that have more movement such as the mouth area and lips.  This product is great for injection directly into fine lines without causing the lumpiness you would see with thicker HAs. It can also be injected into nasolabial folds, tear troughs, and even lips (although it is extremely short-lived in the lips, so I would stick to Juvederm or Restylane in the lips). It normally lasts anywhere from 3-6 months. 

Duration of Belotero

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Thank you for your question.  The duration of any fillers will depend on where you place it and how much.  Areas that move frequently (e.g. lips) will have a much shorter duration than areas that don't move much (e.g. tear troughs).  A full correction treatment also has the appearance of lasting longer (full glass transitions to almost full glass) versus a partial correction treatment (half glass transitions to almost empty) in the same timeframe.  Having said all that, Belotero is one of the shorter acting fillers out there.  It can produce great results in the hands of an experienced injector.  I would recommend visiting a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a high volume injection practice who can discuss your options in more detail.

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Belotero Typically Lasts 6-12 Months

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There are several factors that determine how long a filler will last. Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler that is somewhat thinner than many of the other HA fillers, and this usually means that it won't last as long as some of those products. However, this quality also makes it a great option for use in very fine lines and wrinkles without creating a "lumpy" or irregular appearance. Other than the consistency of the product, another factor that contributes to the longevity of a filler is the area in which it is injected. Filler does not last as long in areas with a lot of movement, such as around the mouth, as it does in areas with less movement, such as in the tear trough area. In general, Belotero will typically last for up to 6 months when used in the lips and around the mouth, and up to 12 months when used in the tear troughs or forehead. In order to achieve the best results with Belotero or any filler, I recommend having all injections performed by a board-certified physician injector with expertise in facial aesthetics.

Best wishes,

Jordan Cain, MD
Frisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Belotero duration

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I reserve the use of Belotero for filling the forehead, under eye area, perioral area, and superficial scars. Depending on the area treated, the longevity may vary. Overall, I would say 3-6 months on average.

Belotero Lasts 6-9 months

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As with most hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero typically lasts 6-9 months.  However, duration can vary based upon the metabolism of the patient and the area where the product was injected.  Our office has seen nice results with Belotero for superficial lines, especially those of the lower face.

Kent V. Hasen, MD
Naples Plastic Surgeon
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Duration of product

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Most Hyaluronic acid fillers last about the same tie depending on the area injected. In areas with little movementt such as tear troughs, the product can last 9 months to 1 year. Other areas such as the lips will last much less long, typically 6 months.

If you smoke or are an active exerciser   you will metabolize the products faster. These are general guidelines but every individual is different .

Cynthia Stolovitz, MD
Montreal Physician

Longevity of Belotero

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The longevity of fillers depend on three things: 

where it is injected, the type of filler and depth of the injection.

General Guidelines for fillers

Tear troughs – fairly light filler– Belotero Balance may last 1 year to 18 months

Cheeks – thick volume filler to refill the cheeks – typically lasts 1 year

How do you look after your skin?  If you are you out in the sun, smoking, or have a stressful life it may affect the longevity of your filler.

Filler vs. Fat

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The good thing about fillers is they bring incremental results and they are not permanent. 

The bad things about fillers is they bring incremental results and they are not permanent.

Most fillers last about 4-6 months. It depends on where they are injected and the technique slightly. In the title I put Fillers vs. Fat because if you are concerned about longevity then fat may be a real consideration for you. A portion of the fat transfer is permanent. We also transfer stem cells and fibroblast which help to rejuvenate the skin and more superficial tissues.  The results are the same or really even better with fat because you can transfer more volume. Something to consider. 

Hope this helps.

Best of luck,


Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Does Belotero Last?

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Belorero is hyaluronic acid filler. It can last up to 6 months depending on the patient’s metabolism and where the filler was injected.

Hardik Soni, MD (not currently practicing)
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

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