Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable dermal filler that can be used to address a number of cosmetic concerns. At River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL, we know that your skin will eventually start to show signs of aging regardless of the quality of your at-home skincare routine. That’s why we proudly offer this injectable dermal filler. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits you can expect from this treatment.
What Is Belotero Used for?
Belotero is used to treat creases, folds, lines, and wrinkles that are moderate or severe in nature. For example, it can be used to erase nasolabial folds running between the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. It is also extremely effective at improving the appearance of the undereye region, a notoriously difficult area to treat due to its delicate nature. Vertical lip lines can also be treated.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
Individual results vary, but you can generally expect your ideal results to last for at least six months. For results that last as long as possible, make sure you take excellent care of your skin once your treatment is over. While this injectable improves moisture retention, it is still important that you moisturize your skin daily. Furthermore, you should make sure that you stay hydrated so the inner layers of your skin have enough hydration.
Another important step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to not smoke or consume other tobacco products. Nicotine is awful for your skin health for a number of reasons. One such reason is that it seriously harms the collagen that is responsible for helping your skin look tight, smooth, and vibrant. Other things you can do to ensure your ideal results last for as long as possible include eating nutritiously, wearing sunscreen, and getting lots of exercise.
How Quickly Will I See My Desired Results?
You can expect to see your ideal results roughly two to three weeks after your injections are administered. However, you will start to notice an improvement in your appearance right away. This is because the hyaluronic acid instantly provides some volume to the treatment area.
The reason your ideal results are not immediate is that the hyaluronic acid encourages your skin to produce extra collagen. The collagen your skin produces is what drives the results, and this takes time. How soon your final results become apparent depends on how quickly your skin can produce a sufficient amount of extra collagen. To see your final results as quickly as possible, make sure you moisturize your skin, stay hydrated, and eat nutritiously.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To verify that Belotero Balance injections are right for you, it is vital that you attend an initial evaluation with our aesthetic experts. The consistency of this injectable is thinner than the consistency of Juvederm and Restylane. Therefore, it is more appropriate for smaller areas. If you are trying to volumize a larger area, like the apple of your cheek, a different anti-aging treatment may be more appropriate for you.
In addition to verifying that this treatment will be effective for you, we need to verify that this treatment will be safe for you. To ensure that you are a good candidate for Balance injections, we will discuss your medical history and current health and evaluate the current health of your skin. If we determine you are a good fit based on your health and goals, we will give you a complete set of preparation instructions that you must adhere to prior to your treatment.
What Will I Need To Do To Prepare for My Treatment?
Although there are a number of important preparation steps, not taking blood-thinning supplements and drugs is one of the most important. It is essential that you do not take vitamin E supplements, fish oil supplements, NSAIDs, or anything else that will or can thin your blood. Another extremely important preparation step you must take is to wear sunscreen diligently and minimize sun exposure as much as possible.
The reason it is vital that you minimize sun exposure in advance of your treatment is that it cannot be performed if your skin is irritated. In other words, if you get a sunburn, your appointment will need to be rescheduled. You should also mitigate your risk of skin irritation by managing your stress and not eating spicy foods if you have a history of rosacea outbreaks. If you have a history of acne outbreaks, use a preventative medication before your treatment.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Are you worried about creases, folds, lines, or wrinkles that are caused by moderate or severe volume loss? Do you wish there was something effective you could do to improve the moisture retention and glow of your skin? If so, Belotero injections may be right for you. To find out for sure, schedule an initial consultation with us at River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL today. We are confident we can help you achieve your desired aesthetic.