BELOTERO BALANCE® (also known simply as Belotero) is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler. It is a flexible gel that integrates into the natural structure of your skin to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Belotero Balance is an ideal filler for treating fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, especially around the lips.
What is Belotero used for?
Belotero is most commonly used to:
- soften the "parentheses" around the nose and mouth
- soften "lipstick lines" around the mouth
- smooth skin wrinkles and acne scars
- lift the corners of the mouth
- soften "marionette lines"
- smooth smile lines
What to expect
After numbing the area, Drs. Cohen and Swartz inject tiny amounts of the filler gel into the skin. Treatments take about 15 minutes with immediate results lasting six months or more. The procedure is performed personally by Drs. Cohen and Swartz- not an assistant- at one of their Philadelphia-area offices to ensure you are in the hands of industry-leading doctors with a complete understanding of your needs.
Recovery time and side effects vary with each patient. Patients may experience minimal swelling and bruising immediately following the procedure, usually lasting no more than 24-36 hours. There is minimal recovery time and most patients can return to work the same day or following day, feeling confident and comfortable with their new look!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Belotero?
Belotero is an easy, nonsurgical procedure that allows you to achieve a more rested and youthful appearance in a short period of time. The skin remains flexible and easy to move with a natural look after the treatment.
How long does Belotero last?
How long the effects of your Belotero treatment last is dependent upon your lifestyle, age, skin type and site of injection. Most treatments last approximately six months or more depending on the individual and injection site.
Are there any risks with Belotero?
An injection-related reaction may occur but typically resolves after a few days. This includes redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.
Do the injections hurt?
As with some injectable treatments, patients report slight discomfort associated with the Belotero procedure. However, Drs. Cohen and Swartz take several measures to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during the treatment, including using tiny needles and administering a numbing agent with the filler.
What if I do not like the results of my treatment, or there is an area that I do not like?
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Belotero have the unique advantage of being reversible. In the unlikely event that you are not happy with the results of your treatment, a touch-up can often be performed. If needed, the entire treatment can be reversed by injecting a safe medication, called hyaluronidase, that completely dissolves the filler.