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Belotero Soft is an ideal substance for superficial wrinkles and can be used for perioral wrinkles, lip commissures, crow`s feet, and forehead wrinkles. It is injected into the upper dermis with a 30G needle.
What is Belotero?
Belotero has been designed from biofermentation hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present in our body; which the makers claim makes it safe and completely biocompatible, as well as wholly biodegradable.
How is it made?
It is created using Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) technology, a unique process which gives Belotero hylauronic acid unusual elasticity; (this technolology adds to its "mono-phasic" nature).
Belotero therefore guarantees a considerably better result from the first hours after the injection and over the initial months, in terms of increased volume and wrinkle filling compared to "biphasic" products.
Belotero is prepared from non-animal, hyaluronic acid NaHA by a patented dynamic reticulation process. The unique polydensified cohesive structure of Belotero consists of a cohesive gel which is easy to inject through a small diameter needle.
Reported side effects
Transient erythema (redness), swelling, pain, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the implant site. Typically resolution is spontaneous, within one or two days after injection into the skin, and within a week after injection into the lips.
The manufacturers state that there is no risk of granulomas and no risk of 'lump effect' - although the product may be too new to identify these rare reactions which can occur with other hyaluronic acid fillers.