Adding to the already available fillers for treating facial wrinkles, Belotero was approved recently by the FDA for correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds.

Belotero is an injectable product that combines cohesive polydensified matrix technology with a hyaluronic acid base. It works by drawing water to the treatment area to fill in wrinkles and skin folds offering an improvement for 6 to 9 months.

Areas of treatment include the nasolabial folds, worry and frown line between the eyebrowss, crow’s feet, and lines around the lips and chin. It can also be used to improve lip and cheek fullness. The results are seen right after treatment and may improve for about a week.

Based on an FDA approved study, 97% of patients saw a visible improvement after one Belotero treatment. While no significant complications were seen, as with other fillers, short-term mild to moderate injection-site reaction, including swelling, bruising, and localized nodules were reported.