What is the average cost of Belotero®?
You may be wondering just how reasonable the cost of Belotero® actually is. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of a Belotero® injection was $652 in 2019.
- Average Cost of Belotero®: $652
- Price Range for Belotero®: $400 - $5,000
Belotero® by Merz Aesthetics is a hyaluronic acid (HA)-based filler approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, lip shape, lip size, neck and jaw definition, and cheek contour. It is similar to popular dermal fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm® cosmetic injectables due to its efficacy, safety, few side effects, and reasonable cost.
It is important to note this is a general cost estimate based on the price per syringe of Belotero® , the time of the provider administering the injection, and the location of the facility. For candidates considering Belotero®, the total cost of the injection will be dependent on numerous factors outlined in the table below.
Factors to Consider in the Total Cost of a Belotero® Procedure
|Type of procedure||Fine lines/wrinkles, facial features, etc.|
|Provider||Training, experience, specialty (dermatologist vs plastic surgery provider)|
|Consultation fees||May or may not count towards the final cost of the procedure|
|Cost per syringe||Dependent on provider and location|
|Location of procedure||Provider fees vary by region and are typically higher for more experienced providers|
|Result maintenance||Timing and regularity of follow up treatments|
What affects the cost of Belotero®?
The cost of a Belotero® treatment will be impacted by numerous elements, including, the actual cost of the Belotero® syringe, the time of the provider performing the injection, the treated body, the desired results, your geographic location, and any supplies used during the procedure.
There are several variations of Belotero® that are FDA-approved to treat different areas of the face. The overview below can help familiarize you with the various products.
- Belotero® Soft is for perioral (a.k.a. smoker) lines.
- Belotero® Balance is used in moderate perioral lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, and at the oral commissures.
- Belotero® Intense is used to relax deep nasolabial folds, oral commissures, and marionette folds.
- Belotero® Volume is used in the cheeks, temples, and chin.
- Belotero® Lips is ideal for lip shape and contour.
- Belotero® Revive is one of the newest formulations for fine lines.
It is important to remember that Belotero® is a temporary injectable. Desired results may take one or several treatments, and all results can only be upheld with regular maintenance. For example, if your fine lines procedure costs $450 and maintenance is needed every six months, your cost per year to maintain results will be $900.
It is common practice for facilities and providers to have discounts, special offers, and/or rewards programs for regular Belotero® candidates. Looking into these types of programs, financing options, and incentives in your area can help to mitigate maintenance costs.
The table below offers average single-session price ranges specific to areas typically treated with Belotero®.
Average Belotero® Cost by Treatment Area
|Facial Wrinkles||$350 to $1,200|
|Lips||$575 to $2,100|
|Cheek||$1,100 to $4,100|
|Chin||$700 to $2,600|
|Under Eye||$850 to $4,600|
What does the cost of Belotero® include?
Are you wondering what these numbers actually include? Belotero® is best understood by looking at the number of syringes needed for the cosmetic result. In the U.S., Belotero® syringes typically cost $450 to $675 each. The number of syringes needed at an injection site will vary by candidate.
Besides the actual cost of the Belotero® syringes, charges for the injector’s time, the supplies used during the injection (gloves, needles, anesthetics like lidocaine), and, possibly, facility fees are also added to create the final cost of the entire procedure.
Quick clarification: the costs being quoted are per session costs. Maintenance Belotero® treatments are needed for result upkeep. Yes, the numbers are starting to add up here. But, don’t forget, depending on your provider and facility, there may be incentive programs and financing options to reduce costs for regular Belotero® patients.
How much does Belotero® cost?
It’s worth repeating, the best way to think about the cost of Belotero® is by the number of syringes needed. While injection practitioners receive guidelines for the number of syringes needed to achieve optimal results, the actual number of syringes used varies significantly by candidate. This is due to differences in gender, muscularity, treatment area, severity of issue, and desired results. The following table provides estimates of the general number of syringes used by area. Remember that, on average, Belotero® costs $450 to $675 per syringe in the United States.
Average Number of Belotero® Syringes Used by Treatment Area
|Facial Wrinkles||1 to 2 syringes|
|Lips||1 syringe (for both lips)|
|Cheek||1 to 2 syringes per side|
|Chin||1 to 2 syringes|
|Under Eye||1 syringe (for both lips)|
For our hawkeyed readers, you might be wondering if the different variations of Belotero® affect the cost. The answer is yes. The unique product formulations are meant for specific areas, so the data in the tables you’ve been reviewing thus far is pretty close. But, to make things a little clearer, the table below looks at the average price per syringe of each specific variation of Belotero®.
Average Cost of Belotero® Per Syringe by Subtype
How much does Belotero® cost across the United States?
Another factor to consider in Belotero® cost: Location, location, location! The ASPS 2019 Statistics Report shows 80 percent of all Belotero® procedures occurred on the coasts ,so it’s not exactly surprising to hear cosmetic injections tend to cost more in these areas.
The table below breaks down costs by state. The numbers in this table are from zip codes selected from the capital of each listed state.
Average Cost of Belotero® Treatments by State
*these states are presented as national averages as specific information is not available
How much does Belotero® cost around the world?
For candidates considering pursuing a Belotero® injection outside the U.S., the table below looks at average costs for a few countries. Don’t forget to add in the additional travel costs, the reputation of the provider and facility, and miscellaneous expenses related to recovery when looking at the cost difference. The table below reflects costs converted to U.S. dollars.
Average Cost of Belotero® per Syringe by Country in USD
|Canada||$325 to $825|
|Mexico||$225 to $525|
|Colombia||$125 to $525|
|United Kingdom||$175 to $775|
|Australia||$425 to $875|
|Japan||$425 to $875|
|Dubai||$475 to $775|
Does insurance cover Belotero®?
Insurance is confusing. When it comes to health insurance and aesthetic medicine, it usually gets worse. Fear not, we can help.
Prevailing wisdom notes cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance. This is most often true, however, certain cosmetic procedures providing medical benefit for a documented condition are possibly covered. Definitions from the American Medical Association (AMA) can help to further clarify this point:
- Cosmetic Surgery: Reshapes normal structures of the body in order to improve appearance and self-esteem.
- Reconstructive Surgery: Alterations to abnormal body structures caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, or disease.
Belotero® is not a surgery. And, while it does have FDA approval for a number of cosmetic conditions, it does not have any medical indications (like, say, Botox® does). Safe to assume your Belotero® procedure is not going to be covered by insurance.
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Belotero® have few common side effects (think: allergic reactions), minimal downtime, and high efficacy in treating a myriad of concerns from severe facial wrinkles to crow's feet to smile lines to lip contouring and augmentation. Belotero® products can provide facial rejuvenation and enhancement as both a soft tissue facial filler and as a promoting agent of dermis elasticity. Hopefully, this page has helped you in determining if a Belotero® treatment is right for you.