They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but that’s not the only story our eyes tell. The appearance of our eyes, particularly the under eye and tear trough areas, can also reveal our age, which is why many women invest in eye creams and injectables like Belotero face filler to combat the effects of aging.
Eyes are often the first area of our face to lose its youthfulness. Tired, sagging under eyes, crows feet, and weakened muscles and tendons can make us look older than we really are.
Belotero filler and Juvederm are among two of the most widely used dermal fillers in the beauty industry that have been shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Which one should you choose?
Here’s a quick comparison guide that can help you set the right expectations:
Juvederm and Boletero are both cosmetic hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers that are applied by beauty estheticians. They’re injected into the treatment area to reduce the appearance of fine lines and folds and add volume to lips and eyes.
The main differences lie beneath their surface in their unique structural makeup, including cross-linking, hardness, and the concentration of hyaluronic acid. Cross-linking the hyaluronic molecules helps the dermal filler to last longer and resist degradation, giving you longer-lasting results.
Both Belotero facial filler and Juvederm offer results that can last anywhere from six to 12 months, but there are a multitude of factors that may inform this timeline. The injection site, injection technique, and your own hyaluronic acid metabolism can all affect how long your results last.
Belotero is constructed with varying densities of cross-linking in a single structure, which enables the gel to enter all the little nooks and crannies in the dermis and subcutaneous layers of the skin. Also, Belotero’s higher cohesiveness and elasticity allow the fileer gel to spread homogeneously throughout the treatment area. The result is usually smoother and more natural looking compared to Juvederm applications.
Purpose and Uses
Many spas offer both Boletero and Juvederm fillers to their clients because each has its own strengths for specific applications.
Juvederm has a longer tenure in the beauty industry compared to Belotero, which is a newer generation of hyaluronic acid facial fillers. Many users are more familiar with Juvederm’s effects and often ask for it by name.
Belotero was designed to fill superficial lines and features and eliminate the chance of developing bumps, lumps, or the Tyndall effect.
The Tyndall effect is where the skin takes on a bluish hue due to the optical properties of the dermal filler. This is a common occurrence when Juvederm or other hyaluronic acid based fillers is injected into the superficial layers of the skin, but Belotero’s homogeneous structure eliminates this possibility and reduces the chance of uneven skin tone.
In addition, Belotero as well as Juvederm fillers may contain lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic that helps to boost patient comfort during the process.
There’s also the “G” factor to consider: the higher the G value, the better a filler is at lifting tissue. Belotero has a G value of 128, placing it in the mid-range category. Low and mid-range G values are better suited for treating superficial fine lines because firmness is not usually a requirement. By comparison, Juvederm has a G value of 207, which makes it more effective in treating deeper wrinkles and target areas like the lips or chin (in other words, area where skin firmness matters).
Simply put, Juvederm is usually the go-to to fill deep facial lines, while Belotero is more often used for fine lines, particularly around the tear trough (under eye) area.
Darya at DH Estetika will work with you on an individual basis to ensure you receive the right treatment for your goals.
Final Thoughts on Belotero Filler vs. Juvederm
When compared side by side, there is no clear frontrunner to the Belotero filler vs Juvederm debate. Each offers their own core strengths and effects that will be unique to you.
But more important than selecting the right cosmetic filler is choosing the right esthetician for your treatment. Estheticians should be experienced in injectable filler applications, including helping you explore your options and set the right expectations from the start.
Book a consultation today to see if Belotero or Juvederm fillers can help you improve your appearance and take back your confidence.