When we are young, we smile and frown without consequence: youthful skin bounces back and a change in expression does not linger. Over time, however, the body loses its ability to produce the substances that give skin its elasticity. As a result, fine lines and deep creases gradually become permanent features of our face, particularly around the mouth. Fortunately, there are advanced non-invasive treatments that can help combat the signs of aging.
At Petaluma Botox, our expert team of certified injection specialists can help you restore a more youthful appearance. At our Novato, California office, we are pleased to offer Belotero Balance, an award-winning injectable dermal filler that smoothes out moderate-to-severe facial lines. Its unique composition make it an excellent option for treating both deeper smile lines and delicate areas.
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How Belotero Balance works
Like Juvéderm and Voluma, Belotero Balance is a gel formulated with hyaluronic acid, a sugar compound that the body naturally produces. Like collagen, hyaluronic acid plays a significant role on keeping the skin youthful. Its hydrating properties provide tissue with necessary moisture, helping it to stay supple. When injected into the treatment area, Belotero Balance replenishes the skin with hyaluronic acid, providing instant volume. Belotero is excellent for lines and creases around the mouth, including nasolabial folds, vertical lip lines, and chin wrinkles.
Safe and effective, a Belotero Balance treatment can be done in lunch-time visit at our Marin County office. Using a fine needle, a certified nurse injector will administer a controlled amount of the Belotero Balance gel to the treatment area. The amount of filler needed will depend on the site, the depth of the wrinkle, and the desired results. Our experienced injectors carefully monitor the gel as it enters the skin, making adjustments to ensure impressive and natural-looking results. Most patients do not report any serious discomfort during the treatment.
Side effects and recovery
Belotero Balance does not require any downtime and patients can usually resume their daily routines immediately after treatment. Belotero Balance is an FDA-approved product and carries few risks. Immediately after an injection, patients may experience redness, minor swelling, and mild irritation near the injection area, but these symptoms tend to resolve themselves quickly.
After a Belotero Balance treatment, patients can expect to see instant results. Because the gel integrates with the skin, the treatment does not limit facial movements. Most patients will enjoy the benefits of the filler for about 6 months or more. Individual results will vary, depending on the overall condition of the skin, where the gel is injected, and the amount used. Periodic touch ups can help maintain the positive effects, especially in areas that experience a lot of facial movement.