What is Belotero Balance?
A gel dermal filler, Belotero Balance uses a cohesive polydensified matrix (CPM) technology in combination with a hyluronic acid base to create a highly effective, wrinkle-defying filler product. Originally launched in Germany, Belotero Balance is becoming increasingly popular as an injectable dermal filler for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds.
How does Belotero Balance work?
Hyluronic acid is a natural sugar that is used in Belotero Balance for it's unique skin-plumping properties. When injected into the deeper layers of skin, hyluronic acid attracts water to the area, filling out and plumping the fold or wrinkle in a natural way. These results are natural, since hyaluronic acid does naturally occur in the body, but sometimes is not as prevalent in the skin as individuals age.
What problem areas can Belotero Balance treat?
Belotero Balance can effectively treat wrinkles and folds in the facial area. Some areas it is particularly effective at improving are:
- Nasolabial folds
- Worry lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lips, chin or cheek augmentation
- Marionette lines
- Smile lines
- Perioral lines
- Wrinkles at the décolletage
What are the advantages of Belotero Balance over other procedures?
Belotero Balance offers the proven results of hyluronic acid, in combination with cohesive polydensified matrix technology. Some of the benefits of Belotero Balance include:
- Increased elasticity and viscosity allowing for natural, smooth integration
- Long-lasting effects that are immediately noticeable
- Minimal discomfort during injection
- A high level of purity, providing increased safety
- Even pressure during injection
Who is a candidate for Belotero Balance?
Anyone with unwanted facial folds and wrinkles could be a potential candidate for Belotero Balance. If you do not have any sensitivity or allergies to hyluronic acid, are realistic about the achievable results, and are comfortable with the knowledge that results are temporary and will require maintenance sessions, Belotero Balance may be a great choice for you.
How is the procedure performed?
You should consult with your provider about the size and extent of the treatment areas you would like to target. Once these factors are determined, your provider will disinfect the area and apply a topical anesthetic for your comfort during the injections. Then, he or she will carefully inject Belotero Balance into the areas in need of treatment. The entire process typically requires just 15 to 30 minutes.
What is the recovery like?
Belotero Balance is a minimally-invasive injectable treatment, that requires no recovery time. Some slight redness or swelling near the injection sites may be present immediately after treatment, but this should quickly fade and/or be covered with cosmetic makeup. Patients can return to work or other daily activities right after treatment.
What will my results be like?
Patients will be able to see the lines and wrinkles on their face softening and becoming less noticeable immediately after treatment. These results will improve over the first week or so, and then be enjoyed for about 6 to 12 months before additional treatments are needed to maintain the youthful look of the skin.
What are the risks?
In general, Belotero Balance is extremely safe and has few risks associated with it. In a few cases, bruising, swelling, or discomfort near the injection sites have occurred, but usually dissipate within days.
In a few rare cases, allergic reactions or flare-ups of cold sores may occur. Discuss these possibilities with your provider before undergoing Belotero Balance treatments.
How much does Belotero Balance cost?
As with other dermal fillers, the cost of Belotero Balance depends on numerous factors, including individual provider’s fees, the number of injections needed, the number of areas to be treated and geographical region.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.
By Anti-Aging.org Staff
Updated: October 1, 2009