Similar to the Juvederm and Restylane families, Belotero Balance is a soft tissue filler made up of hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the skin, and its native function is to absorb up to 10,000 times its weight in water molecules! This water molecule network gives the skin a plump appearance and helps cushion deeper structures. As we age, UV sunlight and environmental stressors degrade native HA and its surrounding water cushion shrinks. As a result the skin deflates and loses its supple quality. By injecting Belotero Balance HA gel into the skin, we can replace what has been lost, restoring a youthful appearance.
Belotero Balance is manufactured as a smooth product containing very fine HA particles that integrate into the native skin structure. Because of this, Belotero Balance can be injected into fine, shallow lines and still look very natural. Belotero Balance typically lasts 6-9 months before it is slowly broken down by natural skin processes.