Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid filler, a monophasic soluble cross-linked hyaluronic acid gel derived from the fermentation of Streptococcus equi in a physiologic buffer. Belotero was approved by the FDA in 2011 and has rapidly become a favorite among many dermatologists for treating superficial wrinkling, tear troughs, lips, and acne scars. It has been used in Europe and Canada for years prior to coming to the U.S. Injectable facial fillers offer an excellent option in the treatment of facial aging, wrinkling and contour defects. They are a viable alternative to surgery for patients seeking a safe, minimally invasive and affordable means of maintaining a youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance found in the body’s connective tissues. Its supply dwindles with advancing age, but injections of fillers like Belotero Balance can increase volume, creating a more youthful appearance.
Belotero Balance has advantages over the currently available hyaluronic acid fillers due to its ability to treat superficial or fine lines. Other hyaluronic acid fillers can cause a bluish hue if they are injected too superficially, as light reflected through the skin may bounce off the skin. Belotero Balance is a long-lasting filler for superficial wrinkles that can be administered close to the surface of the skin without causing this blue hue, making it a good filler choice in cases where shallow injections are chosen. There is no allergy test required with this injectable.
The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as the nasolabial folds, yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines.
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