What is Belotero Balance®?
Your face may have been supple and smooth years ago because of natural resilience and an abundance of collagen and elastin stored in your body. As you get older, your skin loses elasticity and firmness as these natural nutrients begin to deplete, which causes noticeable symptoms of aging such as facial lines and wrinkles. At Sereno Santé in Los Gatos, CA, Dr. Maia Chakerian offers several aesthetic and medical dermatology treatments, such as BELOTERO BALANCE® dermal filler. BELOTERO is approved by the FDA to repair fine to deep lines and wrinkles around the face, including persistent, deep-seated lines as well as the nasolabial folds near your mouth. A fantastic nonsurgical alternative, BELOTERO is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that helps you receive a rejuvenated, natural appearance.
am i a candidate?
BELOTERO injections are beneficial if you hope to improve the look of moderate to severe facial lines, wrinkles, and folds without opting for a surgical procedure. BELOTERO is especially great for addressing lines around the mouth, such as the nasolabial folds. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Chakerian will meet with you during a consultation to review your current medications, known allergies, and medical history to determine if you are an ideal candidate for BELOTERO.
how are the injections performed?
At the end of your consultation, you will be taken to our procedure room to receive your BELOTERO treatment. BELOTERO is injected with a very small needle, so many patients do not require a numbing cream or local anesthesia, but it can be requested during your consultation for greater comfort. The injection sites will be cleaned and prepared before the treatment is injected in several quick applications. Dr. Chakerian will apply pressure after each injection for a few minutes to control any minor bleeding, but then you are free to leave and resume your normal activities.
What can i expect after treatment?
Following your BELOTERO injections at Sereno Santé, you might have some mild swelling, redness, or bruising near the injection sites — these symptoms will fade in the coming days. You will notice some immediate results after your treatment that will continue developing in the weeks following the procedure. The results of BELOTERO typically last around six months, so speak with Dr. Chakerian about how touch-ups and repeat treatments can help you maintain lasting results.
Belotero balance faqs
How much does it cost?
The cost of BELOTERO will vary depending on the number of syringes that are needed to address your cosmetic concerns. During your consultation, Dr. Chakerian will be able to assess your profile and create a custom treatment plan. From there, he/she can provide an estimate of your cost and go over all your payment options.
How does it work?
There are many reputable fillers on the market today, each with its own unique set of benefits. While several filler products comprised of hyaluronic acid exist, BELOTERO works a bit differently to interact with the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. The other nuances between the various hyaluronic fillers can be discussed during the initial consultation.
Is it safe?
Yes. BELOTERO is an FDA-approved treatment that has undergone extensive tests to validate its efficacy and safety. It has been on the cosmetic market for years and is popular among both men and women. It is an especially great option for those who wish to diminish nasolabial folds or smile lines.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed to attain optimal results will vary from patient to patient. Typically, BELOTERO results will appear almost immediately and can last up to 6 – 12 months. On average, most patients visit our office 2 – 3 times a year for touch-ups.
Should I use a filler or BOTOX?
If you want to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without having to undergo a surgical procedure like a facelift, then an injectable treatment may be an ideal solution. While both fillers and BOTOX work to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, they are different. BOTOX temporarily freezes the underlying facial muscles for a smoother appearance, while fillers use a gel to eliminate wrinkles.
Rejuvenate and restore your natural beauty with BELOTERO BALANCE injectable treatments by Dr. Chakerian in Los Gatos, CA. Proven fast and effective, BELOTERO dermal filler injections can help you look younger without a surgical procedure. Call Sereno Santé to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chakerian so you can learn more about BELOTERO and begin your journey to natural-looking beauty.