Belotero Balance® Dermal Filler restores lost volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinles and folds. It is a great treatment for the fine lines around the lip area, adding volume to your lips and for crows feet!
What is Belotero Balance®?
Belotero® is a soft gel that is injected into the skin in order to add volume to lips and lift up wrinkles or folds. Belotero® consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already presnt in your body. Once in skin, Belotero® works by creating volume. Some dermal fillers are derived from animal substances. The hyaluronic acid in Belotero® are non-animal. During treatment, the crystal clear Belotero® gel is injected into the skin in tiney amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted adn smoothed out. When enhancing lips or facial contours, Belotero® adds volume and shape to the treated area. Results last up to 6-12 months.
What Can be Treated?
- Lipstick lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Crows feet
- Frown lines
Belotero® - Before treatment instructions:
Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), St John's wort or high doses of vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Belotero® - After treatment instructions:
Immediatley after the treatment the most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days. Cold compresses can be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. If the inconvenience continues beyond two to three days of if other reactions occur, please contact our office immediately.
Avoid touching the treated area for the first 6 hours following treatment so you do not cccidentally injure your skin while the area is numb. After six hours you can gently cleanse your skin.
Avoid exposure to intense heat (tanning bed, sun bathing)
Avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidial anti-inflammatory medications, St John's Wort and high doses of vitamin E supplements for one week after treatment. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Avoid excercise and alcohol for six hours after treatment
Evidence shows that having a follow up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhanve the last effect. Please be sure to speak with Dr Jenkin about recommendation for touch-up or follow-up treatments.
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