Some of you might have noticed celebs and people throughout LA with the “pillow face” syndrome.

Many doctors attribute this puffiness to doctors who inject more Botox than they really need to.

These facial fillers are really only meant to restore facial fullness that is lost with age and stress.  It is meant to smooth away wrinkles, not fix every little problem.  In some cases this can make faces look puffy and unnatural.

There is now a new product on the market that doctors are raving about: Belotero.

Belotero is like many other facial fillers, but unlike Botox and Dysport, Belotero is designed to get into the crevices where other facial fillers cannot get to.

It is really effective in smaller lines and lines that come about from smoking, etc.

 From the Belotero website:

Introducing BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler. A dermal filler as unique as you are. Specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, it softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural results that are uniquely you.¹

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).

Here is a video made by Dr Umar, a Hollywoord Los Angeles Botox and facial filler.

Belotero can be injected superficially, right below the skin. Some compare it to Juvederm but most doctors find it much better. It can even be a substitute for laser treatment. Even when you see a patient smile, those small lines disappear with Belotero. There is no swelling or bruising, and you can use much less product to accomplish the same results.

The injections made by Botox have an unintended tendency to create a bruising on the outside of the skin, aka “the Tyndall effect.” This happens when light flows through the colloid suspension. Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler that is in the same category of Juvederm, but the compound us much different in the way that it is synthesized. It is also lighter in weight and more elastic.

Belotero introduced the ability to be able to target specific lines in the face, while other facial fillers simply target a general area, and hope that those lines get filled in.

Belotero or “Belotero Balance” (the brand name for Belotero) was approved by the FDA in 2010.