Dermal fillers can correct any cosmetic concern caused by volume loss regardless of severity. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we are proud to offer Belotero Balance, one of the most versatile, effective dermal fillers on the market. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this long-lasting filler to help you decide whether it is right for you.
How Long Does Belotero Balance Last?
Typically, the results of this treatment last for half of a year to a full year. However, numerous factors affect the longevity of the results. For instance, the region of the face being treated, the health of your skin, your age, and your lifestyle choices will all affect the rate at which your skin absorbs the filler. The dosage you receive will also affect your results’ longevity.
Typically, when this injectable is administered into the mouth or nose, the results will fade faster than they would if the filler was administered into the cheeks. This is because the cheeks are far less mobile than the nose and mouth. Your age affects the longevity of your results because older people tend to experience results that fade a little faster than younger people. Similarly, the more severe your concerns are, the faster your results may fade.
Can Your Results Be Maintained?
Yes, your results can be maintained if you come in for regular maintenance sessions. Depending on your age, lifestyle, regions of concern, and the severity of your concerns, you may start to notice your results fading slowly approximately six months after your injections. At this point, the hyaluronic acid in the formula will be absorbed by your skin fully. Also, it is at this time that your collagen production rate starts to return to normal levels.
This treatment is powerful enough to fill in the deepest wrinkles because it increases the skin’s collagen production rate temporarily. Besides attending maintenance sessions once or twice per year, you can help to extend your results by:
- Using quality cosmetics
- Making healthy lifestyle choices
- Mitigating the risk of UV ray damage
What Ingredients Should You Look for in Your Cosmetics?
Among the best cosmetics to incorporate into your skincare routine are those that contain retinol, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and niacinamide.
How Quickly Will the Results Become Apparent?
People are often pleasantly surprised to discover how quickly the results of this treatment become apparent. It can take a few weeks to see the benefits provided by topical cosmetics, and it requires consistency if any results become apparent at all.
On the other hand, you will notice an immediate benefit once your injections are complete. You will notice even more benefits just 12 to 24 hours after your treatment is over. This is much faster than the results you can expect to see if you opt for other dermal fillers.
What Can This Injectable Treat?
Other dermal fillers are designed for only one purpose. On the other hand, Belotero Balance can be used to treat a number of cosmetic concerns. This treatment wasn’t just designed to eliminate wrinkles in one area of the face. Rather, it was designed to erase wrinkles from virtually all regions of the face, erase acne scarring, and contour the jawline, cheeks, lips, and nose. Specifically, here are some of the concerns this injectable can be used to treat:
- Hollow cheeks
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Smile lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds
- Tear troughs
- Sharp jawline
- Asymmetrical or thin lips
- Acne scarring
- Prominent nose ridge
We will review all of the possible applications of this injectable during your initial evaluation. Even if you’re worried about acne scars, contours lacking definition, and volume loss-related wrinkles and folds, there’s a good chance that this is the only injectable you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Why Is This Treatment Effective?
At first, fine lines and wrinkles are mild in nature. Over time, they grow more severe. They will continue to deepen if you do not seek professional help because they are the result of an insufficient amount of collagen. However, your skin will only continue to produce collagen at a slower rate as you continue to age. Topical products are not an effective treatment method because collagen is too large to pass through the upper layers of your skin.
Therefore, when applied topically, collagen won’t reach the subdermal layers of your skin to support it. Contrastingly, dermal fillers are effective because they deliver hyaluronic acid into the foundation layers of the skin. This hyaluronic acid induces the production of extra collagen exactly where it is needed.
The Importance of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that your body produces in abundance through your 20s. This chain of sugar molecules is responsible for keeping your eyes moisturized, lubricating your joints, and ensuring your skin remains hydrated, soft, and supple. Nevertheless, by the time you reach the age of 30, your body starts to metabolize the hyaluronic acid at a greater rate than it is produced.
By the time you’re in your 30s or 40s, your body’s hyaluronic acid production rate is so much lower than its consumption rate that you may start to notice you need stronger moisturizers.
Skin Structure and Health
Youthful skin is supple, smooth, tight, and radiant thanks to collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid and collagen in particular are essential for supporting the structure of your skin and keeping it smooth and tight. Additionally, youthful skin has elevated lipid levels, protecting the skin from irritants and pollutants and supporting a strong moisture barrier.
Although each molecule in the skin is important, hyaluronic acid plays a great number of roles. Hyaluronic acid can attract and bind to 1,000 times its weight in water. The hydration that is brought to and stays in the treatment areas is one of the reasons extra collagen is produced in response to this treatment. Hyaluronic acid also facilitates:
- More rapid wound healing
- More elastic skin
- Tighter skin
- Wrinkle and fine line treatment
Hydration and Healthy, Smooth Skin
Hydration is essential to your health. Even when you’re only a little dehydrated, your health and bodily processes are negatively affected. The most noticeable side effect of dehydration is dry skin. However, your skin can be dehydrated even if you drink a lot of water daily due to an insufficient amount of hyaluronic acid and lipids protecting the skin’s moisture barrier.
Hyaluronic acid can restore moisture and hydration to your skin. More importantly, it can bolster the skin’s moisture barrier which keeps your skin hydrated.
What Should You Expect From the Treatment Process?
Most people only need half of an hour to complete their treatments. After the hyaluronic acid is injected into the foundational layers of your skin, the polysaccharide will immediately attract water to the treatment area, seamlessly volumizing it and producing natural-looking results.
The number of injections you will need will depend on the aesthetic you want to achieve and how severe your cosmetic concerns are. Once your convenient, pain-free treatment is complete, you are free to return to your usual routine immediately.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this treatment is completely safe. In fact, it is so safe that the FDA reviewed the results of several large clinical trials and determined it was suitable for most fairly healthy adults. Also, you should be aware that hyaluronic acid is completely biocompatible so you don’t need to worry about having an allergic reaction to this treatment. You should also know that this treatment is safe for people of all skin types and tones.
What’s the Right Age to Seek This Treatment?
There isn’t really a right age to seek this treatment. If you’re at least 22 years of age and concerned about volume loss or acne scarring, you will probably qualify for this treatment. People often don’t turn to dermal fillers until they’re 30 because it is at this point that the signs of aging begin to show. However, people most commonly seek Belotero Balance injections between the ages of 40 and 60.
Use Belotero Balance to Bring Balance Back to Your Life
When the visible signs of aging are caused by volume loss, they can be tricky to treat. With Belotero Balance, however, treatment is easy, and the results can last up to 12 months. Visit us at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX for an initial consultation and find out if this long-lasting treatment is right for you.