What do you think of the new filler Belotero? What are some of its advantages?
Belotero is a new hyaluronic acid based filler sold by Merz. The advantages that I have seen using it is that it is fully hydrated, which means it should not cause as much swelling as the other HA fillers. It also seems to be more liquidy which means it it much less likely to cause any sort of lumps. The disadvantage of that quality is that it is not a good filler for building volume. The other advantage is that it seems, so far, to not cause the tindel effect--the bluish tinge that other HA can cause when injected superficially. This means that Belotero can be safely injected into fine lines, acne scars, and under the eyes without worrying about the bluish tinge.
Disadvantages of Belotero are that it is not a good filler for volumization. The longevity of it in different areas is still not well known.
In my practice I use Belotero for superficial fine lines and acne scars as well as superficial injection under the eye.