If you’re a regular to Dr. Kearney’s site and this blog, chances are you’re well versed in the products and procedures involved in the aesthetic industry. And if you know about dermal fillers, you’ve heard of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in humans and other animals whose job is to hydrate and plump the skin. It does this by binding with water molecules. Many of the world’s most popular fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are hyaluronic acid-based.
Now here’s a graduate level topic — Belotero Balance. This is the “other” hyaluronic acid filler, and not many people know about it, and not many doctors offer it. You have to be pretty savvy in the cosmetic world to know about this “other” hyaluronic acid filler. But Dr. Kearney likes Belotero Balance to address deeper wrinkles and creases around your mouth and nose.
What is Belotero Balance?
Like the other hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero Balance binds with water molecules in the injection areas to plump and hydrate the skin. But Belotero is a thicker consistency, so it more effectively addresses some of the deeper wrinkles on the face. It is designed to integrate into your skin and to mold to your distinct facial contours. We feel that Belotero Balance provides natural-looking results and soft, even correction. What’s not to like about that?
Where is Belotero Balance approved for use?
The FDA has approved Belotero Balance for the lower third of the face. Results last for around six months. Here are the areas Dr. Kearney uses it:
- Nasolabial folds— These nearly universal creases can be quite deep on some people, casting a shadow below them. They run from the nose down to the corners of the mouth. While called “laugh lines,” they’re not amusing!
- Corner lines— These lines that surround the corners of your mouth can give off a sad or angry impression. These are sometimes called parentheses lines, as they seem to surround your mouth like they do an aside in writing.
- Chin wrinkles— Chin wrinkles can be quite deep, especially the horizontal lines that develop halfway between your mouth and the bottom of your chin.
- Vertical lip lines— These wrinkles mostly above the upper lip can make you look older.
If your laugh lines and other deeper lines are anything but funny, Belotero Balance could be what you need. Call Dr. Kearney at (858) 677-9352 and ask about Belotero Balance.