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shortyvms
San Francisco, CA
Is the new filler Belotero available in the U.S yet?
Would the softer version work for the static horizontal wrinkles on the forehead that Botox doesn't help?


arnioldkleinmd
Dermatologist
beverly Hills, CA
United States
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Belotero  May 12, 2012 11:21 AM

Since the forehead is composed of the frontalis muscle it by definition can not be static. Recently I used Boletero. the agent was supplied with a 27 gauge needle..As you are aware Belotero Dermal Fillers are still quite a new form of filler treatment. They are manufactured in Switzerland. There are three different types of it available - Basic, Soft and Intense. The one you use depends on the treatment you are looking to have done. For example, Basic is ideal for depressed areas, Soft is for fine wrinkles and Intense is better for lines and wrinkles that go a bit deeper into the skin. Usually a 27 G needle is used during the procedure.There is no way a fine line can be dealt with using a large bore 27 gauge needle. For a fine line Restylane with a 32 gauge needle is far superior manner to deal with fine lines. Furthermore the fine lines above the eyebrow are usually the ones not amenable to Botulinum Toxin and respond to filler. From the list of injectables given here the office I used Belotero in is not one I would recommend!

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arnioldkleinmd
Dermatologist
beverly Hills, CA
United States
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Belotero  May 12, 2012 11:21 AM

Since the forehead is composed of the frontalis muscle it by definition can not be static. Recently I used Boletero. the agent was supplied with a 27 gauge needle..As you are aware Belotero Dermal Fillers are still quite a new form of filler treatment. They are manufactured in Switzerland. There are three different types of it available - Basic, Soft and Intense. The one you use depends on the treatment you are looking to have done. For example, Basic is ideal for depressed areas, Soft is for fine wrinkles and Intense is better for lines and wrinkles that go a bit deeper into the skin. Usually a 27 G needle is used during the procedure.There is no way a fine line can be dealt with using a large bore 27 gauge needle. For a fine line Restylane with a 32 gauge needle is far superior manner to deal with fine lines. Furthermore the fine lines above the eyebrow are usually the ones not amenable to Botulinum Toxin and respond to filler. From the list of injectables given here the office I used Belotero in is not one I would recommend!

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docblinski
Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  May 14, 2012 3:34 AM

agree


drclevens
Plastic surgeon
Melbourne, FL
United States
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Belotero in the U.S.   May 24, 2012 1:25 PM

Belotero, is on its way to the United States but I do not believe it has hit the shelves yet. In some situations, Belotero may certainly be the better choice, but Botox is still the "gold standard" in anti-aging for many patients today.


AlexanderRivkinM.D.
Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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Yes  October 22, 2012 11:01 AM

Belotero is FDA approved and is being used throughout the USA. It is a good filler for superficial lines and wrinkles. It sometimes doesn't last as long as juvederm, but its better than any other filler at correcting fine lines. Filling lines in the forehead with Belotero is a fine idea and works well. I would consider using it in combination with Botox.


jhonnys
Plastic surgeon
Coral Gables, FL
United States
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Belotero is available in the US  August 13, 2013 1:22 AM

Yes. Belotero is available in the US and it works great for fine wrinkles around the eyes, lips and even on the forehead.
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