What is Belotero Balance?
Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid skin filler. It is specifically designed to treat superficial, fine facial (rather than deep facial) lines; especially those around the mouth. Belotero is gentle enough to be used under the eyes to fill in the hollows causing troublesome dark circles. When injected, Belotero binds to water in our dermis and lifts the overlying skin. Belotero is made with Hyaluronic Acid, a substance naturally found in our skin, but which wears away with age. Belotero injections replace this substance to instantly lift fine wrinkles to make you look younger and refreshed.
How will Dr. Davis use Belotero Balance to improve my appearance?
Dr. Davis will use Belotero Balance to fill in thin facial lines and depressions. These lines are caused by everyday activities such as smiling, talking, sipping on straws, smoking and whistling. These include the “smile lines” around the corners of the mouth, the vertical lip lines above and below the mouth, and the “marionette” lines extending down from the corners of the mouth. Dr. Davis will use Belotero Balance to add volume to these areas, instantly taking away years from your appearance and making you look rested, refreshed and less stern. Treatment can be expected to last 6 months or more, however results vary.
Will my Belotero Balance treatment with Dr. Davis be painful?
Belotero Balance does not contain an anesthetic. We recommend that patients arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment time to have a topical anesthetic cream applied at no additional cost. Alternatively, Dr. Davis can add Xylocaine (an anesthetic) to the Belotero syringe. Some patients opt for both injectable and topical anesthetic to make treatment as pain-free as possible.
How should I prepare for my Belotero Balance treatment with Dr. Davis?
Avoid all of the following:
- All pain relievers except Tylenol (acetaminophen): avoid Aleve, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and even low dose baby aspirin (unless recommended by your physician).
- Vitamin E and all multi vitamins containing Vitamin E. Foods high in Vitamin E should also be avoided such as: sunflower seeds, dry roasted almonds, olives (including olive oil – plain, in salad dressings, and on pizza/pasta), papaya, spinach, arugula, broccoli, blueberries, cinnamon, and horseradish
- Herbal remedies such as St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginger Root, Fish Oil, etc.
- Alcoholic beverages (optional)
Take the following:
We recommend that you purchase Arnica tablets, which can be purchased at health food and vitamin stores. Follow the instructions on the package; you can start taking these pills as early as a few days before your procedure. We suggest that you take them at least the day before and the day of the treatment. You may also want to take them after. Arnica gel is not nearly as effective.
An alternative supplement to minimize bruising after the treatment is Bromelain (pineapple extract). You can take 500mg twice a day for 3 days following a procedure. You should begin taking Bromelain the day of your treatment, after the procedure has been completed. Bromelain can be taken in addition to or instead of Arnica tablets, though Bromelain should not be taken before the treatment, only after.