Belotero is an injectable wrinkle filler made with hyaluronic acid (HA) that replaces the volume and shape the face often loses with age. HA is a chemical found naturally in the body that helps to hydrate and maintain skin elasticity. Belotero adds a synthetic form of HA to replenish the skin's supply and this helps to treat moderate to severe wrinkle on the face. Belotero is a long-lasting dermal filler and Dr. Dana Khuthaila, a New York plastic surgeon in Midtown Manhattan, frequently uses Belotero when treating the lips and tear troughs. Patients see immediate rejuvenation after Belotero treatments and enjoy their newly youthful complexion.
"24 and Baby Faced - I went to Dr. Khuthaila for "facial slimming botox" - it's a procedure where botox is injected into your masseter muscles (your jaw) and gradually paralyzes the muscle causing the muscle to atrophy overtime. For my first session i had 40 units put in, Dr. Khuthaila used a vibrating tool as a distractor as she administered the injection. It was completely painless and it was done in what felt like under two minutes. There was some slight bruising on the side of my face which I promptly covered up with makeup and went back to work right after. I have to preface this with this. I have a theory that I have especially hypertrophied masseters because I used to chew gum while I lifted weights. I've also always had a round wide-ish face and I've been looking into invasive asian cosmetic procedures for years. I decided to try this to see if I could go about it differently. I'm a personal trainer, fit, at my goal weight, 20% body fat and I know this is the smallest my face is going to get. You can make your face appear smaller by reducing your body fat, and I had just hit my ceiling. The first week really didn't garner a noticeable difference in my eyes. My face was still pretty round and not "v'd". I went back for a touchup (10 units) a week and a half later because Dr. Khuthaila noticed a bit of asymmetry with my jawline. (Probably because I chew with my right side, also a theory) About two weeks out I woke up and noticed that my chin looked especially prominent and I could not stop staring at myself throughout the day. It really was working. In fact, I felt like I had a new face. So all and all the procedure works, but it takes time and the changes are subtle. "- J. / RealSelf / Apr 08, 2017
"22 Year Old Unhappy with Profile of the Nose - I always felt that my profile was missing something but I didn't know what I wanted to correct. I realized after taking countless profile selfies that the tip of my nose was lacking perky-ness (If that any makes sense). I've thought about having a rhinoplasty to correct it but I didn't want to break my nose in the process being that all I wanted was structure to the tip. Dr.Khuthaila recommended we try a non surgical temporary treatment and we proceed from there. I was amazed with how quickly and instantly the results were! My nose has the perfect uplift I was looking for and she saved me from going under the knife when it truly was not necessary. The result is exactly what I wanted and I cannot thank her enough for all her help and support. <3 "- S. / RealSelf / Apr 06, 2017
"Best Plastic Surgeon in NYC! Love my Botox! - Dr Dana Khuthaila is amazing! After turning 30 I was interested in less invasive procedures to spruce up my face. I started to get annoyed at the lines starting to become permanent on my forehead. Dr Khuthaila suggested I try Botox in the forehead and between my eye brows to smooth everything down and get rid of those lines...(I also have thick forehead muscles that bulge up when I squint). Being a professional and expert injector she used the perfect amount of the Botox that gave my eye brows a nice little lift and totally smoothed out my forehead, I still have movement and I certainly do not look "overdone" which was one of my main concerns. Everyone keeps complimenting me on how refreshed and rejuvenated I look, even my husband can't quite figure out why I am looking exceptionally awesome these days! The injections were painless and she even used a really cool vibrating gadget that helped distract me from any pain (which I did not feel at all). She took her time, explained everything in detail and gave me great post op care instructions. Her office is spectacular with overlooking views of Central Park...million dollar view for sure! Her staff is warm,welcoming ,always smiling and so amazing at confirming appointments AND they even called me the next day to see how I was feeling after the injections...totally thoughtful follow up care, they make you feel like family! Hands down she is the best, her surgical work as well is beyond incredible. I will be back for more Botox and her injectable filler work is flawless as well."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 31, 2017
"I LOVE Dr Khuthaila. She is one of the very few doctors that will not only do an amazing and meticulous job, but will take her time to explain the procedure and answer all questions along the way, and do it with the integrity of a true professional and with the best interest of the patient in mind first and foremost. I saw many plastic surgeons before I found her, at the recommendation of a very close friend, and once you meet her, you will immediately understand why her patients love her so much. She's treated me and my mom, I've recommended her to friends and will keep going back to her. She is 5 star all around. As an added bonus, her gorgeous office overlooks Central Park and is close to wonderful restaurants and the nice shops on 5th and Madison. Thank you Dr Khuthaila!!!"- S.M. / Yelp / Aug 23, 2016
"Excellent experience - I am very picky, before the procedure I had 7 consultations with 7 different drs. She was by far the most detailed, honest and explained exactly what shall I expect. The procedure was very smooth, I didn't feel a thing, healing process was much faster than my friends who did it with other Drs I was able to go out 2 days after the procedureToday I am 2 weeks after And I have no visible scared or bruises Oh and the most important thing is She phoned to check on me and they have me a number to text or call if I have any questions and I did text many times and they reply fast and efficient Excellent experienceHighly recommended"- K. / RealSelf / Mar 30, 2017
Belotero is administered during an in-office appointment that typically takes about 15-30 minutes. The injection treatment, including the dosage, specific formulation, and injection location, is tailored during the procedure to fulfill the patient’s specific needs. The injection is given through a syringe to localized areas on the face. Patients will feel a small prick as the needle inserts through the skin, but any pain or discomfort can be controlled with a topical anesthetic.
What to Expect@headingTag>
Immediately following a Belotero injection, mild swelling and redness at the injection site are usual. This will subside a few hours after the procedure. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately, but exercise should be avoided for a few hours. Results following the injection will become apparent immediately and usually last between 6-12 months. After the surgery, skin will appear younger and restored.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes - 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
How Does it Compare?@headingTag>
There are many reputable fillers on the market today, each with their set of benefits. While several filler products comprised of hyaluronic acid exist, Belotero works a bit differently to interact with the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds (laugh lines). The differences between the hyaluronic fillers can be discussed during the initial consultation.
Is it Safe? @headingTag>
Yes. Belotero is an FDA procedure that has undergone extensive tests to validate its efficacy and safety.
Botox or Filler?@headingTag>
Belotero, as well as many other injectable fillers, offer a similar result as what may be achieved through BOTOX, but the approach is different. Injectable fillers help to decrease wrinkles by adding volume to certain facial structures that look deflated due to aging or weight loss. By adding volume, the skin’s surface appears fuller and smoother. BOTOX temporarily freezes the underlying facial muscles, allowing them to relax which causes the skin’s surface to appear softer and smoother. A skilled practitioner will be able to determine which procedure would garner the best results.
Belotero results typically appear immediately and last for an average of 6-12 months.