Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Buckingham helps men and women release their inner beauty with treatments like Belotero Balance® at Buckingham Center in Austin, Texas. Balance® is a non-surgical procedure that refreshes the skin, improves its overall appearance and reduces signs of aging. If aging is getting you down, a simple Balance® treatment may boost your self-confidence and restore your youthful appearance. Dr. Buckingham specializes in providing smooth, natural-looking results for men and women.
The Belotero Balance® Procedure
Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler that adds volume and smooths lines and wrinkles. The amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin is naturally depleted as we age, and Belotero® replenishes this important substance during a simple in-office treatment. Each treatment produces instant results as it discreetly enhances facial contours and replaces lost hyaluronic acid. The treatment also moisturizes and hydrates the skin, which creates a radiant Belotero Balance® glow.
Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid filler that is similar to Restylane® and Juvederm®, but it is constituted differently to treat superficial lines and wrinkles without appearing lumpy or creating a bluish hue that is referred to as the Tyndall effect. Belotero Balance® is ideal for redefining the lip border and treating the wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth as well as other facial wrinkles and fold, including the following:
- Frown lines in the glabellar region
- Crow’s feet/Periorbital lines
- Lines on the bridge of the nose
- Nasolabial folds and smile lines
- Perioral lines around the mouth and lips (pouting lines)
- Marionette lines/folds around the mouth and chin (laugh lines)
- Forehead lines (worry lines)
- Under-the-eye hollows or circles
What to Expect During the Procedure
Professional nurse injectors Rene Thomas, R.N. and Laura Meyers, R.N. perform Belotero Balance at the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas. Balance® injections are administered with a very fine needle to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. The procedure takes about 45 minutes, and the results are seen instantly as the lines and wrinkles are filled. Balance® quickly and evenly integrates into the skin to provide subtle, smooth and natural-looking changes. Dr. Buckingham’s nurses strategically fill wrinkles, folds, and hollows that are pre-determined during the consultation, giving each patient the more youthful and refreshed look that they desire.
Belotero Balance® Expectations
Belotero® is an excellent dermal filler that is used to restore a more youthful and radiant appearance. The moisturizing and rehydrating benefits of Belotero Balance® provide a healthy glow. Each treatment is customized to match the patient’s requests, and Dr. Buckingham discusses the expectations with each patient during their consultation. Belotero® smooths and fills lines, wrinkles, and folds, and the results last for approximately six months.
Belotero Balance® Recovery
Belotero Balance® requires little to no downtime or recovery period. The results are instant, and patients can immediately return to their regular work schedule and activities. Some minor bruising, swelling and redness can be experienced initially, but these symptoms quickly fade. Patients enjoy quick, natural-looking results that fade away lines and signs of aging.
Belotero Balance® Consultation
Dr. Buckingham meets privately with each patient. After reviewing their medical history, he asks about the specific goals and cosmetic concerns that brought the patient in for the consultation. Dr. Buckingham then completes a detailed facial analysis and provides each patient with a personalized treatment plan based on his or her goals. He explains the advantages and disadvantages of each recommended surgical or nonsurgical procedure, including Belotero Balance®. Although Dr. Buckingham offers several exceptional dermal fillers, he will only suggest the best filler for the patient. If Balance® is recommended, the injections may be completed during that visit.
The Ideal Belotero Balance® Candidate
The ideal Balance® candidate is a male or female who is in generally good health, over the age of 21, and has moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles or volume depletion. The ideal Balance® candidate has reasonable expectations and understands that a filler provides great improvements but cannot achieve the significant or lasting benefits of a surgical procedure. Balance® may also be performed in conjunction with an additional surgical treatment, such as an eyebrow lift or rhinoplasty.
Dr. Buckingham and the professionals at the Buckingham Center never pressure patients to have treatments completed. Financing packages are available that fit most budgets, and Balance® is priced similarly to other popular fillers. The cost will depend on the number of injections and vials of Balance® that are needed.
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Belotero Balance® Questions and Answers
What is a Belotero Balance® Procedure?
Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler to contour and add volume to the face and to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. Balance® is recommended for patients who are over 21 years of age and desire cosmetic changes, such as a defined upper lip or a more youthful and refreshed appearance. The treatment provides natural-looking results and a soft glow with minimal side effects and no downtime.
What Should I Expect at My Belotero Balance® Consultation?
During your Belotero Balance® consultation, Dr. Buckingham will review your medical history and listen to your cosmetic desires and goals. After completing a full facial analysis, he will provide you with a customized treatment plan based on your desires. If it is determined that you will benefit from Balance®, you may have the treatment completed that same day or at another scheduled appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Belotero Balance®?
You may be a considered a good candidate for Balance® if you are over the age of 21 and in good health. During your consultation with Dr. Buckingham, he will examine your skin and complete a facial analysis to determine if you could achieve a more youthful appearance with Balance® injections.
Where is Belotero Balance® Performed?
Dr. Buckingham performs Balance® injection procedures at the Buckingham Center, where every patient’s privacy, comfort, and safety are prioritized.
Is Belotero Balance® painful?
Patients report experiencing only mild discomfort during Belotero® injections. To ensure the patient’s comfort, very fine needles are used and a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine, is applied before the treatment to numb the area.
What is the Recovery Period for Belotero Balance®?
A very short recovery time is needed after a Balance® treatment, and no downtime is required. Some site reactions like temporary redness, swelling or bruising may occur, but patients typically return to their usual routine immediately after the treatment.
When are Patients Released to Return to Work?
Belotero Balance® patients can return to work immediately after their treatment. If you desire to keep your treatment a secret from coworkers, you may prefer to have the procedure completed on your day off or before the weekend. Any redness and swelling will vanish quickly. If you have another treatment combined with Balance®, Dr. Buckingham will provide you with any additional instructions that are needed.
When Can I Resume Exercising after a Belotero Balance®?
You can resume exercising immediately after the Balance® treatment. The area around the injections may be sensitive for a few hours.
Does Belotero Balance® Have Risks?
Balance® is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women or anyone under the age of 21. This is a safe treatment with few risks and minimal side effects. Individuals who bleed easily or who take blood thinners or other drugs to prevent blood clotting face a greater risk of bleeding or bruising at the injection site. People who are taking certain drugs, such as radiation therapy, may be at a higher risk for infection. Dr. Buckingham will discuss any potential risks with you during your consultation.
Plastic Surgeon Dr. Edward Buckingham is a respected facial surgeon who provides excellent non-surgical and surgical procedures for men and women residing in the Austin, TX, area. Call 512.401.2500 to learn more about Belotero Balance® and to request a consultation with Dr. Buckingham at the Buckingham Center.