Introducing Belotero Balance®
How Is Belotero Different from Juvéderm and Restylane?
Belotero, Juvéderm and Restylane are all different forms of hyaluronic acid that differ in how the molecules are cross-linked. This affects their individual properties and how the dermal filler will behave within the skin. Belotero is thinner and more lightweight compared to other HA fillers. It is created using a unique proprietary technology called Cohesive Polydensified Matrix. This requires the use of a process that gives the final injection solution a very high degree of elasticity. So once it is injected, it distributes much more evenly and seamlessly between treated and untreated areas. Other hyaluronic acid fillers can raise the dermal layer and clump under the skin.
Additionally, Belotero can be injected more superficially (i.e. closer to the skin's surface) compared to other HA fillers. Deeper injections of other forms of hyaluronic acid require a higher quantity of product and entail some risk of bumps and lines appearing on the skin.
What Types of Wrinkles Can Be Treated with Belotero?
Belotero can effectively treat many types of wrinkles such as:
- Vertical lip lines
- Chin folds
- Marionette lines (i.e. mouth-to-chin lines)
- Smile and laugh lines
- Lips and philtrum (area between nose and upper lip)
- Tear troughs
The unique characteristics of Belotero enable it to address fine lines. Because it's quite thin and light, it can be injected superficially without the risk of lumpiness appearing on the skin's surface. Since it is possible to see lines etched on their skin after Botox, Belotero health professionals can use Botox in moderate amounts to relax facial muscles, allowing patients to retain their natural facial mobility and expressions. Belotero can then treat any fine lines remaining after the procedure.
Because Belotero does not elicit the Tyndall effect (blue hue), it can be used for under-the-eye depressions and wrinkles.
What Are the Side Effects of Belotero Injections?
Belotero injections can have the same side effects associated with all dermal fillers:
These side effects usually go away within a week.1,2 The risk of lumps forming is extremely minimal, although the chances of this occurring is possible; however, no known cases have been reported yet. If Boletero molecules should break within the skin, the byproducts will be water and carbon dioxide, as opposed to any type of toxic compound.
How Long Is the Recovery Time for Belotero?
There really is no downtime after a Belotero procedure, so patients can return to work right away.1,2
How Long Does Belotero Last?
It varies from one person to another; typical results last 6–12 months.1,2
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