Belotero Balance is a filler we love and use frequently at Portica for several specific indications. Belotero is made of Hylauronic Acid and is manufactured in a way to create a very soft, cohesive gel. This unique structure of Belotero allows it to be injected close to the surface of the skin and integrate seemlessly into the facial skin tissue. This smooth effect when injected close to the surface of the skin is a valuable quality in a filler, and one that is not achieved easily with many other fillers.
Belotero Balance is a top choice at Portica when looking for a Hyaluronic filler to be used under the eyes in the tear trough area. Hyaluronic Acid fillers in general are a good choice to be used in the under eye area, which can be a challenging to treat area. Hyaluronic Acid fillers are useful in the under eye region because they are temporary, reversible, and thinner in consistency compared to other fillers.
Although HA fillers are a common choice for fillers under the eyes, there are some challenges associated with Hyaluronic Acid fillers when injected under the eyes. The HA class of fillers are hydrophilic, meaning that they tend to absorb water over time. This effect can make them prone to swelling, so it is possible to get a bit of swelling under the eyes after undergoing injections with HA acid fillers. Another challenge with Hyaluronic Acid fillers under the eyes is that because of their aqueous clear gel structure, they can reflect light in a way to give off a bluish hue when injected under thin skin. This effect is called the Tendril effect. Compared to other HA fillers, we find Belotero has less potential for these possible side effects.
Belotero is also a great choice to treat the fine vertical lines that extend out from the lips, commonly referred to as “smoker lines”. Many middle-aged women note the formation of these vertical lip wrinkles with the passage of time. These wrinkles occur from age related loss of collagen and repetitive pursing motions of the mouth. Belotero is a very effective option to treat these lines as its smooth, cohesive structure allows it to be injected very close to the surface of the skin, without causing bumps or fullness to the area. The smooth results of Belotero offer a wonderful treatment option for this common cosmetic concern.