Bizarre Anti-Aging Treatments Around the World
By Dr. Fredric Brandt as told to Sophia Banay Moura
Photo Credit: Liz Von Hoene
Details: An unusually elastic and pliant hyaluronic acid filler, Belotero's claim to fame is its "monophasic polydensified cohesive" technology. Translation? It's a light, smooth gel, great for making subtle fixes, like erasing shallow facial lines, in a way that looks natural and even. Doctors love it because it's malleable when injected close to the skin's surface, meaning it won't form unsightly bumps or collect in a pool. Treatments take 10 to 20 minutes.
Best for: Nervous Nellies. Since it goes in quickly and smoothly, Belotero is perfect for filler newbies.
ETA in the U.S.: Within the next few months, pending FDA approval.
Price in Germany: $500 and up.