The FDA-approved Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler that can add volume to thin lips as well as fill in lines and wrinkles to provide a smoother, younger-looking appearance. Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Manish Shah prefers Belotero as a lip filler since it is lighter-weight and patients can’t feel the gel unlike with some other fillers. This filler is also a better option for those with sensitive skin. Due to its makeup, it’s effective in treating very fine lines and wrinkles that similar fillers have been unable to address. This results in less lumps and bumps for a more natural look and feel. With Belotero, lips can maintain their volume for upwards of 9 months.
"My Muscle Wall Gave Way Giving my Abdomen an Unsightly Large Buldge - Denver, CO - I met Dr Shah in 2007 when he did a face lift for me. I was really happy with the results. When I found out no amount of diet and exercise would remedy the problem with my abdomen I contacted him. and even through I no longer live in Colorado, I knew he was the doctor I wanted to perform my surgery.I am a little over four weeks after surgery and I am thrilled with the results. I am 66 years old and healing well and now I have the tummy I have dreamed of having.Thank you Dr Shah I appreciate your skill and care!"- D. / RealSelf / Sep 05, 2015
"A wonderful wonderful Doctor - Dr Shaws expertise and bedside manners are above and beyond anything I have ever experienced. After having lipo a couple of times and my daughter having a breast reduction, they make you feel like you are a part of their family. Would highly recommend Dr Shaw and I know I will be seeing he and his staff til I'm too old to care anymore about how I look - - Dr Shaws expertise and bedside manners are above and beyond anything I have ever experienced. After having lipo a couple of times and my daughter having a breast reduction, they make you feel like you are a part of their family. Would highly recommend Dr Shaw and I know I will be seeing he and his staff til I'm too old to care anymore about how I look"- L. / RealSelf / Feb 14, 2017
"Dr. Shah is very knowledgeable and has been great to work with. He is board certified and I would say strives for very natural results, which is what I was looking for. I came in inquiring about "non surgical" options for my nose. He took me through all the options and I felt very comfortable that he understood what I wanted. He came up with a hybrid type of procedure that addressed all of my concerns. This was a very minimally invasive option that I was extremely happy about. I've talked to a few doctors and I think he was the most honest and willing to work with me in my concerns. It was in office, very painless and i couldn't be happier. He seems very genuine and isn't pushy like other experiences I've had."- K.H. / Google / Feb 07, 2017
"Dr. Shah works miracles. The staff is incredibly nice and I will recommend all of my friends and family to them."- P.P. / Google / Feb 04, 2017
"Nose Turned into Perfection - I talked to Dr. Shah for a while about how i wanted my nose to look etc. After the surgery i was thinking it wasn't going to turn out the way i wanted it. After the splint came off it was even better than i expected. The whole staff is extremely nice and so is Dr. Shah. I couldn't have asked for a better experience."- U. / RealSelf / Feb 03, 2017
Belotero is often a single-session treatment that lasts up to 30 minutes, sometimes even less. Patients may experience pain is similar to any other injection treatments. A topical anesthetic may be applied to minimize discomfort during the session. The amount of medication, formulation and injection spot vary considering each patient’s circumstances. The entire process is repeated every 6 to 12 months as the formulation is naturally absorbed by the body.
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Since this is a noninvasive treatment, patients will be able to go back to their normal routine shortly after the injection. Some swelling and redness may be present, but these usually subside after a few hours. Strenuous activities must be avoided for at least 1 day. The results are evident immediately, and can last from 6 months to 1 year. Generally, the skin treated will appear smooth with a rejuvenated glow that makes facial features look young and fresh.
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There are a number of available injectable fillers that are hyaluronic based in the market today. However, Belotero is best known for its function to correct severe wrinkles commonly found around the nasolabial folds. Other fillers will be discussed during the initial consultation with the doctor to highlight the advantages of each, and the best approach to the patient’s facial features and cosmetic concerns.
Belotero is hyaluronic-acid-based filler that is FDA approved. It is backed with years of extensive testing for its function and safety. Since hyaluronic acid is a substance processed naturally in the body, it is a solution that integrates well with the underlying tissues, and provides great results in terms of adding volume and promoting skin hydration.
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BOTOX works in a way that once injected, the skin will appear smoother and softer because the solution is a muscle relaxant. It freezes the muscles beneath the skin where it was injected. However, it doesn’t add any volume to the area. Belotero, like other injectable derma fillers, can provide the same results as BOTOX, but works in a way that it adds more volume so that it stretches the skin to make it appear more youthful and smoother with wrinkles becoming less evident.
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In most cases, yes. Since Belotero is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally within the body, the injected solution normally gets absorbed. It is recommended to maintain injections every 6 months to 1 year to supplement the loss of volume. Some patients initially opt for derma fillers to see if cosmetic enhancements will look and feel before proceeding with more permanent and invasive procedures such as facelifts.