If you’ve been looking for a nonsurgical, anti-aging treatment option for your skin, the newly FDA-approved Belotero Balance may be the perfect option for you. Like many dermal fillers, it offers a wide range of benefits for its patients without any major risks or complications. Learn more about this noninvasive option to discover if Belotero cosmetic treatments are the right fit for your needs.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
If you’re new to the idea of dermal filler injections, understanding how they work is key to understanding Belotero. Sometimes called “liquid facelifts” or nonsurgical facelifts, dermal fillers offer many anti-aging benefits without any of the downtime of surgery. They are soft tissue fillers that can add volume to specific areas of the face, enhance the lips and contours of the face, soften facial creases and wrinkles, and restore youthfulness to your face.
Dermal fillers can be comprised of different chemical compounds or biocompatible formats, so your surgeon will help you to choose the right one for you. When planning your dermal injection, you may also consider combining the treatment with other skin rejuvenation treatments or procedures.
What Is Belotero Balance?
One of the latest additions to the dermal filler ranks is Belotero Balance, a unique filler that has been specially designed to integrate into your skin for the most natural effect. Belotero won’t just fill the contours, it will mold to your facial contours and adapt to your skin’s individuality. This dermal filler is made of the biocompatible material hyaluronic acid, or HA, which is a sugar molecule that exists in human skin. This protein will bind to water, filling in wrinkles and folds.
Belotero Balance should always be administered through an injection by a board certified plastic surgeon or a board certified dermatologist. A topical anesthetic and an antibacterial agent are typically used before the injection is performed. The actual injection may feel like a small pinch or bug bite and takes only seconds. Following the procedure, you may experience some redness or swelling at the treatment site, but there is no need for lengthy recovery times or restrictions to your daily activities. The risks associated with Belotero injections are rare, including infection, extended swelling, and a reaction to the anesthetic.
Your results from Belotero will be only temporary, typically lasting for about six to 12 months depending on many factors. It cannot be used to treat excess sagging skin and cannot stop the aging process. Yet, for a fast, effective, and virtually painless procedure, Belotero dermal fillers are an excellent option for anti-aging concerns.
What Concerns Will Belotero Address?
Speaking of aging concerns, Belotero has a long list of areas that it can treat and problems that it can solve. Nearly every area of the face is a potential treatment area for Belotero based on your unique signs of aging. Consider Belotero for the treatment of these common problem spots:
- Frown lines that form between the eyebrows
- Horizontal forehead lines, or worry lines
- Crow’s feet that form at the corners of the eyes
- Lines across the bridge of the nose
- Cheekbone depressions
- Smile lines, known as nasolabial folds, that form between the nose and mouth
- Lines that form around the mouth and lips, or perioral lines
- Loss of the lip border, called vermillion border demarcation
- Laugh lines or marionette lines that form around the mouth and chin
- Back of the hands
- Neck and shoulder wrinkles
- Acne scars
Who Is a Candidate for Belotero Injections?
Like candidates for other dermal fillers, would-be patients of Belotero Balance should be in good overall health and not smoke. They should have a clear vision of the results they would like to achieve with their Belotero procedure, such as enhanced lips, fuller cheeks, or diminished forehead lines. Because dermal filler treatments don’t require downtime, there is no need for extensive planning ahead of time. Procedures can be performed on a lunch break without interrupting your daily schedule. Work with your plastic surgeon to plan the procedure that works best for you, whether it includes additional treatments for a complete facial rejuvenation or just Belotero itself.
Schedule YourBelotero Treatments Today
Contact American Self Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics to book your appointment for a Belotero treatment consultation. You will meet with Dr. Ruth Hillelson, Director of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at American Self. She has an extensive background in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, as well as a commitment to implementing the latest medical techniques and technologies. (For instance,CoolSculpting is one nonsurgical technology offered at American Self that can help patients achieve their ideal body contour.)
Dr. Terry Whipple is the Director of Orthopaedics and Fitness at American Self, providing his patients with a range of other procedural options to help with fitness, pain management, and other health concerns. With both Dr. Hillelson and Dr. Whipple involved, American Self is a unique clinic for patients seeking procedures and treatments of all varieties. Contact their office, located at 9900 Independence Park Drive in Richmond, VA, by calling (804) 290-0060 and schedule your first consultation today.