Belotero Balance® is an injectable gel that is FDA-approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate to severe nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of your nose to the corners of your mouth), as well as other moderate to severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around your lips and mouth. Belotero Balance® is an ideal facial filler product for improving or touching up fine lines on the face. The results from the injection of this product have been shown to last about 6 months or more, depending on the specific area that is treated, and the individual patient. Belotero Balance® was first approved for intradermal injection in the United States in 2011.
The unique manufacturing process for this product has produced a soft and cohesive hyaluronic acid gel that instantly fills and integrates into the skin once injected. It is an ideal option for treating more delicate areas with fine lines or wrinkles, while still allowing for a very natural-appearing result. This product feels natural to the touch, and still allows for normal facial movement and expression.
Belotero Balance® is composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a modified sugar molecule, and a naturally-occurring substance that is found in the body in places such as skin, connective tissue, and joints. This molecule is ubiquitous across all species and does not require skin allergy testing prior to injection.
Generally, the side effects of this product are mild and short-lived. The most common side effects after injection include redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising, although there are other, more serious side effects that have been reported in rare cases. The degree of redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising after injection of this product can vary greatly depending on the specific location of injection, the technique and experience of the injector, and individual patient factors. The results from the injection of this product can be seen almost immediately, although some degree of initial swelling is expected, and typically the results will settle in over the first 1-2 weeks after the treatment is performed. Results after injection of Belotero Balance® typically last about 6 months or more, depending on the individual patient, and the location of injection.