Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that was approved by the FDA in March of 2011, designed to treat superficial lines and moderate wrinkles on the face. Belotero is a very natural looking filler that seamlessly fills in shallow lines and folds. The hyaluronic acid in Belotero is very soft which allows the product to integrate well into facial skin and facial contours. Patients will notice immediate results when treated with this dermal filler. When injected, it instantly plumps and adds volume to the areas where it has been lost. Even the finest lines can be treated with confidence with Belotero.
Most common areas we treat with Belotero are:
- Crows Feet: These lines or creases are from constant squinting or smiling using the muscle and they get deeper as we age. In most cases, these lines can be reduced with a wrinkle relaxer. In other cases, one may need a dermal filler like Belotero to achieve smoother results. This provides a soft and natural correction for results that are uniquely you.
- Vertical Lip Lines: You want people to notice your smile, not the wrinkles above it. Those troublesome lines that form above your top lip are called vertical lip lines, or perioral lines. Vertical lip lines form when volume is lost in the skin around your mouth, especially above your smile. Because these lines can be narrow and shallow, they are often difficult to correct.
- Corners of the Mouth: The corners of your mouth are also known as the oral commissures. Aging can cause you to lose volume in this area, resulting in a downturned appearance of the mouth, which makes you look like you are frowning or sad. Volume loss in this area often leads to the formation or the deepening of already-formed marionette lines as well. A wrinkle relaxer may also be used in conjunction for best results.
- Marionette Lines: Marionette lines are lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth and can make you look like you’re frowning, even when you’re not. These lines can turn into deeper creases as we age and lose facial volume. Belotero fills the unwanted wrinkles and folds and also provides a soft and natural correction for results.
Most patients do not experience much discomfort with a Belotero injection because it blends easily with your own tissue and can be injected very close to the surface of the skin for smooth, natural results. Men and women of all ages who are concerned about loss of volume in their face or notice fine lines around the eyes and mouth are a good candidate. Belotero rehydrates for a more youthful appearance.
How Long Does it Last?
In a clinical study, 66% of participants were still enjoying the effects of Belotero nine months after their treatment however, patients rarely return to baseline.
Risks & Recovery
Most patients experience mild bruising or welling in the treated area for 2-4 days. Make-up or concealer may be applied to camouflage any discoloration.
Consultation with Vernon Hills, North Shore and Chicago Belotero Balance Doctor
At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, we’re experts at administering Belotero Balance for smoothing wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, in addition to other injectables including BOTOX®, Dysport, Xeomin®, Restylane® & Juvéderm®.