What is Belotero?

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BELOTERO BALANCE® injectable gel is a prescription injection that is used to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds as well as other moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around your lips and mouth.


Indications:

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  • People who want to smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in facial lines and wrinkles

  • People who are looking for fillers that feels natural to the touch

  • People who want to maintain normal movement and facial expressions after filler injection

  • People who want quick, easy treatment that provides immediate, noticeable results

  • People who want the treatment requires little to no downtime

  • Should not be used in patients with a history of or presence of multiple or severe allergies, including those with a history of anaphylaxis

  • Should not be used in patients with allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins


Treatment Timeline:

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There is very little to no downtime associated with a BELOTERO BALANCE treatment. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans during a consultation with your healthcare provider.

 

Results:

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BELOTERO BALANCE® may help provide an elegant finishing touch to your skin treatment regimen, noticeably improving the appearance of moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around your mouth.


While common skin treatment options such as chemical peels and laser treatments may also be beneficial, BELOTERO BALANCE injectable gel integrates directly into the skin, helping to enhance the appearance of stubborn etched-in lines and wrinkles with minimal downtime.


Things to Do:

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  • Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect blood clotting, like aspirin, an NSAID or warfarin.  These medicines may put you at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the treatment site.

  • Tell your doctor if you have a skin reaction like cold sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, or an infection. Treatment with BELOTERO BALANCE should be delayed until the reaction goes away.

  • Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect your immune system.


Things to Avoid:

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  • As with all events that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Laser treatments or chemical peels or any other treatments that affect the skin can increase the risk of infection. Do not use BELOTERO BALANCE if you have a skin inflammation or a skin infection. Do not use until the infection is healed.

  • For approximately 24 hours after treatment, avoid:

    • strenuous activity

    • extensive sun or heat exposure

    • aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    • alcoholic beverages

    • Exposure to any of the above can cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site.

  • It is not known how BELOTERO BALANCE will work in areas of the face other than the smile lines. It is not known how BELOTERO BALANCE will work in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or people who are less than 21 years of age.


Side Effects:

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  • The most common adverse events seen in clinical studies with BELOTERO BALANCE were swelling, bruising, redness, hardening of the skin, pain, altered color, or itching.

  • Other side effects that have occurred in clinical studies of BELOTERO BALANCE include headache, swelling of the side of the nose, moderate cold sore, lip numbness, and lip dryness.

  • Side effects were often mild to moderate and often resolved within 7 days.

  • Rare but serious adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral hemorrhage, leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying facial structures.