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

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
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How long does Belotero last

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. 

Steven H. Williams, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

Belotero duration

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.

Jennifer Ahdout, MD, FAAD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Duration of Belotero

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.

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Belotero Lasts 6-9 months

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
4.8 out of 5 stars 63 reviews

Filler vs. Fat

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

How Long Does Belotero Last?

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
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Longevity of Belotero

Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler. It is thinner or finer in size and flows easily when injected into fine lines. I particularly like it for filling fine lines around mouth and reducing superficial acne scars or imperfections. Because of smaller particle size, it lasts 6 months, on average, depending on where anatomically it is injected and how much or quantity of filler used.

Melda A. Isaac, MD
Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Belotero - how long does it last?

Belotero is a newer hyaluronic acids; however, it's one of my favorites as it is currently the thinnest filler on the market (Restylane Silk, which will make its debut in 2015, maybe even thinner).  It works great in thin areas such as around the eyes and in lip lines.  Around the eyes, we're getting more than a year in many patients.  Around the lips, unfortunately, similar to the other hyaluronic acids, we are getting maybe 4 months.  

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

Belotero lasts about 4-6 months.

Belotero is a great little filler for fine lines and lips and lasts 4-6 months easily for roughly $550/syringe. Sincerely, David Hansen,MD

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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