As we age, the production of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the outermost layer of our skin begins to slow, which can result in lines and wrinkles around our mouth. While we cannot stop the aging process completely, we can help to combat signs of aging using dermal fillers such as Belotero Balance®. This filler helps smooth mild to moderate superficial facial lines and wrinkles while maintaining natural-looking results, so you can look like the best version of yourself.
What is Belotero Balance®?
Belotero Balance® is an injectable treatment approved to temporarily smooth and fill in mild to moderate nasolabial folds as well as other mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles around your lips and mouth. It is created with hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in the body that is vital to maintaining youthful-looking skin. This filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for even and natural-looking correction.
Overall, Belotero Balance® can be used to treat the following areas:
Nasolabial folds– Also called smile lines, these run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Marionette lines– These start at the corners of the mouth and extend down to the chin.
Vertical lip lines– Can form above the upper lip.
Corners of the mouth– Can turn downward as we age, creating the look of a frown.
Who is a Candidate for Belotero Balance®?
Adults 21 years and older who are interested in reducing the appearance of their nasolabial folds can often benefit from Belotero Balance®. You should not receive this treatment if you have a history of severe allergic reactions, have an infection at the treatment site, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. In order to best determine if this treatment is right for you and your anti-aging goals, contact our office today to schedule your consultation appointment.
The Belotero Balance® Treatment
During your Belotero Balance® treatment, your skin will first be cleaned and you will have the option of using a topical numbing cream. The skin is then sterilized and a small needle will then be used to inject the filler into the targeted areas of the face, particularly around the mouth, to smooth lines and wrinkles. Treatment is fairly quick, usually taking between 10-20 minutes to complete.
Belotero Balance® Results
Following your Belotero Balance® treatment, you may experience temporary swelling, inflammation, and bruising at the injection site. While there is no downtime required, we ask that you avoid strenuous activity, extensive sun or heat exposure, aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and drinking alcohol for 24 hours after treatment to ensure the best outcomes. Results can last for 6 months or more, depending on the amount of product used and the area it was injected into.
To learn more about Belotero Balance® to treat lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lips, contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gray! Our staff at Pinnacle Dermatology & Skin Rejuvenation is thoroughly educated on all of our treatment options, so feel free to ask any questions that you may have.