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Do you think Belotero will work better than other fillers under the eyes?

Q:

I have just recently heard of Belotero for under the eyes. I was planning to have Restylane injected next week, but am wondering if I should wait for Belotero to be released. What are the risks of Restylane under the eyes?

A:

 Yes, Belotero is an excellent filler especially for fine lines and peri-oral & occular filling. But, at the present time it does not come with local anesthetic premixed in the HA filler. Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Belotero is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler similar to Juvederm and Restylane, but with a few important differences. One is that it tends to not look bluish if placed close to the surface or under thin skin (such as the lower eyelid) as other HA fillers can (called  a Tyndall effect.) For that reason this may make Belotero a good option for superficial lines and wrinkles as well as the under-eye area. However it does not have a numbing agent mixed in as Restylane and Juvederm do.

Richard A. Baxter, M.D. - View Other Answers by this Doctor
Mountlake Terrace, WA

A:

Optimal Filler for Tear Trough Correction – The optimal filler is a hyaluronic acid filler that is not hydrophilic such as Restylane. Belotero is a good alternative. Juvederm, however, which is more hydrophilic is good for the lips and not for the tear trough area.

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