Belotero Balance is an FDA-approved dermal filler that is injected into the skin to restore volume and minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds1.
How Belotero Balance works
Belotero is the best choice for very superficial (close to the surface) injections, or injections where the skin might be very thin, because unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero does not create a Tyndall Effect.
It is made from Hyaluronic Acid, the volumizing and moisturizing component of the skin that we lose as we age. A great option for treating tiny creases on the face (such as the smile lines around the eyes and vertical lines above the lip). It’s also a good choice for deeper wrinkles and lines on the face, as it delivers subtle, yet noticeable results.
The Tyndall Effect is a blue-ish hue that many hyaluronic acid fillers can create when injected very close to the skin’s surface1.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the treatment like?
Belotero Balance is delivered into the skin through a very fine needle. For patients that desire it, a topical anesthetic can be used. For areas such as the lips, local anesthetic injections like those used by dentists are used to numb the treatment area.
What should I do prior to treatment?
Avoid taking St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E, aspirin, Advil, Nuprin, and any other agents that can increase bruising for a one week period before injections. If you are prone to cold sores we may want to institute antiviral therapy before injecting the lips.
Is there downtime?
You may notice slight swelling, redness or bruising following the injections, but these effects are temporary and don’t generally interfere with any activities. It is advisable to avoid sunbathing, exercise, alcohol, and cold outdoor activities for six hours after treatments1.
How long does it take to see the results and how long does the treatment effect last?
The results from a Belotero Balance treatment are immediate and last for six to eight months1.
- Lorenc, Z. Paul M.D.; Fagien, Steven M.D.; Flynn, Timothy C. M.D.; Waldorf, Heidi A. M.D.; Clinical Application and Assessment of Belotero: A Roundtable Discussion; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:October 2013 – Volume 132 – Issue 4S-2 – p 69S–76S doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31829a0bfc