What Is Belotero Balance®?
Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that can be used for a wide range of cosmetic procedures in the face to improve your overall look. As we age, we begin losing collagen and elasticity, which ultimately leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and thinning of the face. Belotero Balance® is designed to improve the look of etched-in lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and nose. This unique formula is a soft, cohesive gel that easily fills and plumps the skin to provide a smooth, supple appearance.
The primary uses for Belotero Balance® are:
- Softening static lines around the mouth and nose due to loss of collagen and elasticity
- Improving overall symmetry and definition of facial features
- Filling in recessed scars
Treatment areas include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Vertical lip lines
- Corner lines around the mouth
- Smile lines
- Chin wrinkles
Are Filler Injections Painful?
Usually, no. The only discomfort you should feel during the procedure is the initial pinch from the injection. After this, Dr. Kamajian will use a microcannula with a rounded tip to place the filler, rather than a needle. The use of a microcannula prevents damage to blood vessels and reduces the amount of bruising you experience. Most fillers contain a local anesthetic, which reduces discomfort, and you may notice some numbness in the area for a few hours.
You may notice some swelling, bruising, or tenderness after the procedure, which is typically minor and goes away within a few hours or days. Many patients can treat this discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®). We recommend you avoid NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (Motrin®) and aspirin because they have a blood-thinning effect and can lead to more bruising. Additionally, you should avoid using ice on the area because it can cause skin irritation.
Results of Belotero Balance® can be seen immediately after treatment. These results can last for six months or longer depending on the individual, the area treated, and the amount of product used. Areas that experience a lot of motion due to daily activities like eating, talking, and smiling will not last as long as less active regions of the face.
If you would like to reduce the look of etched-in lines and wrinkles with Belotero Balance®, please call our office today at (727) 518-1000 for an appointment. Be sure to mention any medications you are currently taking, as well as any allergies you have.