Belotero Balance is an injectable dermal filler designed to fill in and smooth "smile lines," also known as nasolabial folds. These lines, which typically extend from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, are a natural part of the aging process. Like other fillers, this treatment safely and effectively counteracts this process, rendering the affected area much smoother. Because results are virtually instantaneous, people emerge from the procedure looking years younger. Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center is pleased to offer this safe, effective cosmetic treatment to our patients looking to restore youthful volume to their faces.
As we age, components that keep the skin looking youthful and radiant like elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid, begin to degrade. Because they act kind of like cushions, the overlying skin starts to "deflate." Lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging are natural consequences of this process. Belotero injectable filler is designed to fill in wrinkles and lines such as smile lines, vertical lip lines, chin wrinkles and nasolabial folds. Results last upwards of six months but may vary from patient to patient.
Like anyone considering a Belotero wrinkle filler for the treatment of smile lines and other facial wrinkles, you're probably wondering what others have to say about it. Online Belotero reviews are readily available and are generally overwhelmingly positive. Many are written by everyday people who sought out treatment on their own. As you browse reviews across the Internet, you'll find that people report instantly noticeable results and tend to be highly satisfied with the treatment.
As a popular FDA-approved treatment for smile lines and other facial wrinkles, this dermal filler is widely available. Our world-class doctors, state-of-the-art facility and reputation for proven, gorgeous results make us the local authority on this exciting and very effective cosmetic treatment. We are staffed by experienced, certified injection specialists who know how to make the most of this injectable filler.
Belotero’s active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the human body that has been used in dermal fillers for years. The hyaluronic acid used in Belotero gel has been specially formulated to ensure smooth, even results. It's produced using a proprietary Cohesive Polydensified Matrix, or CPM, process that turns it into a flexible, smooth gel. This gel blends safely and naturally into the skin tissue to gently, but effectively, fill in moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles.
If you have smile lines, vertical lines radiating from the lips, lines extending from the corners of the mouth, chin wrinkles or other facial lines and wrinkles, Belotero dermal filler may be the answer. You can find out by scheduling a consultation at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center, during which one of our certified injection specialists will look at the affected areas to determine whether or not this treatment will produce the results you want. Make sure to clearly explain your expectations to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment.
The typical Belotero treatment follows a relatively fast, simple procedure. One of our licensed injectors will ensure you are comfortable and in the right position for treatment. Patients typically sit up, but you can recline a little if it makes you more comfortable. Using a fine-gauge needle, your injector will gently and strategically inject Belotero Balance filler into the targeted area(s). The total length of time varies depending on the size of the area being treatment, the amount of filler used and other factors. The vast majority of patients are able to walk right out of the office and carry on with their day immediately following their Belotero injections.
Because it's made out of a special proprietary formula consisting of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin, Belotero Balance gently fills in wrinkles and lines in the skin. A flexible, smooth, cohesive gel, it binds with water to blend in naturally with the skin. While doing so, it fills in those wrinkles and lines without negatively impacting the ability to move facial muscles. As a result, this treatment does not affect your ability to make facial expressions, and the results are incredibly natural looking.
This safe and effective dermal filler is administered on an outpatient basis. In fact, patients typically walk into the office, undergo the procedure and leave in a very short period of time. The procedure is conducted by a certified injection specialist in our practice, such as a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant. First, they will make sure you are comfortable. You may sit upright or recline, depending on what's most comfortable for you. Next, they will prepare the needle. A fine-gauge needle is used to ensure optimal comfort and effectiveness. The affected areas are determined during the initial consultation, and they are cleaned before the injections are administered. The actual injections are performed quickly. Most patients only experience minor discomfort during the procedure, and there is no real downtime involved.
According to information provided during clinical trials and experiences with patients since the Belotero FDA approval, this injectable dermal filler is safe for virtually anyone. However, there are a few exceptions, and they are addressed later in this FAQ. Ideal candidates for this cosmetic treatment are patients who have "smile lines," or lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. This treatment is also highly effective in smoothing out vertical lip lines, which radiate out from the mouth. It may also be used to treat chin wrinkles, nasolabial folds and lines or wrinkles near the corners of the mouth. If you have any of these signs of aging, you may be an ideal candidate for this aesthetic treatment.
These injections aren't any more painful than the vast majority of injections you may have experienced in your life. In fact, they are probably even less painful because a very fine-gauge needle is used. Most patients report mild discomfort that lasts only as long as it takes to administer the injection, which is just a second or two. There is no need to numb the affected area before the injections are administered, but your licensed injector may do so depending on the circumstances.
Because a Belotero treatment is not generally painful, it is typically performed without the use of any anesthesia. However, if you are concerned about pain, your certified injection specialist may opt to apply a topical or local anesthetic to the affected area before administering the injections.
If you have already had your consultation, the actual procedure involved with Belotero gel treatments is very brief. Even if you sit down for a consultation first, you can expect to be in the office for just a few hours. The procedure itself can usually be completed within 30 minutes. However, the total time may vary depending on how many areas are being treated and the amount that is being used.
One of the most exciting things about this popular dermal filler is that results are almost immediate. Indeed, most patients see noticeable results before heading home. Please note, however, that this depends on a variety of factors. The severity of the lines or wrinkles being treated is one example; the amount of filler that's used is another. The area that's being treated should also be taken into consideration, as some respond more quickly than others. Although most patients see results the same day and after a single treatment, others may require additional treatments to achieve the results they desire.
Most patients report that the results from their treatments last six months or longer. However, this also varies by patient and may depend on a number of factors. Most notably, if the injections are made to an area of the face that experiences frequent movement, like the nasolabial folds, the results may not last quite as long, and additional treatments may be required sooner. Other factors affecting the longevity of this treatment include the amount of filler that is used and the area that is being treated.
There is no real downtime involved with injectable dermal filler treatments. Although Belotero recovery time isn't typically necessary, you may be advised to avoid strenuous activity during the 24 hours following the procedure. Patients are typically instructed not to take aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, in the 24 hours following this treatment. You may also be asked not to consume alcoholic beverages for about a day following the procedure. Other than that, most people are able to walk out of the office to start resuming their usual activities right away.
As with most dermal filler treatments, the cost of these injections varies depending on a variety of factors. The larger the affected area is, for instance, the more it will cost. If you are having more than one area treated, the procedure will cost more. Most practices base their fees on the amount of filler that is used. A quick online search reveals that the average cost for this procedure is $600. Please note, however, that yours may cost more or less. You should be given an estimate during your consultation.
If you have a history of severe, multiple allergic reactions, you may not be an ideal candidate. More specifically, if you have allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins or a history of anaphylaxis, this treatment may not be right for you. You should not undergo this procedure if you've recently had a chemical peel or laser skin treatment. Also, tell your licensed injector if you are currently taking medications that affect the blood's ability to clot, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin or Warfarin. Your certified injection specialist also needs to know if you're taking drugs that affect the immune system. Finally, if you are currently experiencing a skin reaction like hives, pimples or cold sores, your licensed injector may ask you to wait until it clears up.
The best place to find before and after pictures of people who have undergone Belotero treatments is the official Belotero website. You may also find dermal filler before and after pictures on the Lasky Aesthetics website. Additional examples may be found by performing a quick online search and visiting reputable online sources.
The official Belotero website has a wealth of information regarding this aesthetic treatment. If you still have questions regarding this injectable dermal filler, we are happy to help. Send us a message or give us a call today for more information or to schedule a consultation.
Prior to undergoing any type of treatment, it is helpful to be aware of potential complications or side effects, even when they are rare or relatively mild. The most common side effects associated with this injectable filler, which are typically mild in severity and generally go away within seven days, include:
Complications due to this procedure are quite rare. Reactions at the injection site may be noted, including inflammation. There is a risk of infection at the treatment site, and it's far more likely if a chemical peel or laser treatment has recently been performed.
The Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center is a full service cosmetic facility specializing in nonsurgical treatment. For patients looking to touch up their appearance or managing signs of aging at any stage, we offer comprehensive analysis followed by state-of-the art, noninvasive treatment.