One area of concern for many Knoxville area patients as they age is the formation of folds and creases around the nose and mouth. These lines, also known as nasolabial folds, are a sign of aging that occur due to skin laxity, loss of collagen, and years of smiling and laughing. When patients are ready to address these folds with a non-invasive solution, they are often introduced to a treatment known as Belotero Balance.
Belotero Balance is an FDA approved prescription injection that is used cosmetically to enhance the face and address nasolabial folds. These creases may form in conjunction with other fine lines and wrinkles on the face, which can be simultaneously treated with other dermal fillers available. Dr. Matthew Doppelt and the team at Southeastern Dermatology can work with patients to find out which treatment options may be best for them, depending on their specific concerns. Belotero Balance has a place when it comes to repairing folds around the mouth.
Dr. Matthew Doppelt can perform injections of Belotero Balance quickly and easily in his practice. At Southeastern Dermatology, we also want to ensure patient comfort. We provide topical numbing creams to help ensure a positive experience during the injection process. Patients love that they can have their injections done in our facility and then follow through with the rest of their day without any interruption and downtime. Though patients may notice some redness and tenderness at the injection site for the remainder of the day, this will go away within 48 hours and can easily be disguised with cosmetics if necessary.
Dr. Matthew Doppelt at Southeastern Dermatology is here to assist individuals in learning more about the anti-aging solutions available in his practice. Patients in the Knoxville area no longer have to turn to risky, expensive plastic surgery to achieve a more youthful appearance. With Belotero Balance and many other dermal fillers and injectables, patients have a wide range of options available to them and should strongly consider the advantages these treatments can provide.
Belotero Balance is a new hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is a natural looking solution to lines and wrinkles on the face. It works by adding volume to areas of the face, which can smooth out wrinkles and folds. It’s unique from other dermal fillers because the gel is softer, allowing it to fill in facial contours more naturally. There is no risk of lumps below the skin and it does not produce the same blue tint that can sometimes occur with other fillers.
Belotero Balance can be used for the following areas:
- Around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Around the mouth (smoker’s lines)
- Frown lines
- Laugh lines
- Marionette lines
Belotero Balance can also help fill in facial depressions caused by acne or injury, and plump the cheeks and face.
How do hyaluronic fillers work?
Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body. As we age, our body’s supply of it begins to decrease, causing skin to lose elasticity and thin. As gravity begins to take its toll, the skin starts to sag, forming wrinkles, folds, and lines.
Belotero Balance helps replenish the missing hyaluronic acid, which can restore skin to a younger, more rejuvenated appearance.
The treatment procedure
Belotero Balance is injected in the desired treatment area with a fine needle just like other dermal fillers. Patients will feel a needle prick as the filler is being injected. Most patients report little to no discomfort. You may request a topical anesthetic if you are sensitive to needles.
Treatments are usually less than 20 minutes and require no downtime. You may notice swelling, redness, or itching near the treatment site. This should go away within a couple of days.
Results from Belotero can be seen immediately and they will begin to wear off gradually after six months. Patients can schedule treatments every six to twelve months to maintain results.
Patients interested in Belotero Balance will first need to visit us for a consultation. During this appointment, we will discuss your desired goals and perform an evaluation to find out if you are an appropriate candidate. From there, we will schedule your session.
To learn more about Belotero Balance, call Southeastern Dermatology in Knoxville today.