Rejuvenating the Area Around Your Mouth and Lips
Sometimes when addressing the signs of aging, we focus mostly on the upper third of the face. Crow’s feet, the 11s, worry lines, under eye bags and circles. Maybe it’s because they’re right there around the eyes themselves. But the lower third of the face, particularly the area around the mouth, deserves equal attention. Smiling, laughing, or simply the declining production of collagen and elastin all lead to wrinkles around the lips and mouth and can make your face appear much older. Belotero Balance’s focus is the mouth area, filling nasolabial folds, vertical lip lines, smile lines, and chin wrinkles.
What is Belotero Balance?
Belotero Balance is an injectable facial filler that temporarily smoothes out and fills moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds and moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around your lips and mouth.
Belotero Balance is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body responsible for plumping and hydrating the skin. Hyaluronic acid does this by binding with water molecules. As we age, our natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases, so our skin loosens. Decreasing collagen production, which drops one percent every year after the age of 20, is equally to blame.
How does Belotero work?
As the body’s supply of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin drops, it makes our skin prone to wrinkling and developing lines. Lines in the mouth area are a direct result of decreases in these three substances, and from actions such as smiling.
Belotero Balance is created using the proprietary Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) process. Rather than simply pushing up a wrinkle, Belotero blends into the natural structure of your skin. Once injected, the hyaluronic binds with water molecules to plump the skin. It is a smooth, flexible gel that gently fills the etched-in lines and wrinkles around your mouth.
What areas does Belotero address?
At Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser, we use Belotero to address aging in the areas around the mouth and lips. These are areas that we target with Belotero:
Commonly called smile or laugh lines, the deep lines that run from your nose to your mouth can become quite pronounced.
Vertical lip lines
Speaking, eating, kissing, and smiling — some of the best things in life take their toll on the skin just above and below our lips. Vertical lines develop from these actions and others. They can become deep enough that lipstick can actually bleed into them.
The ongoing pull of gravity, combined with weakening of the facial muscles that control the mouth, can leave the corners of your mouth turned downward. This can give the impression that you’re either sad or angry all the time.
The area around the bony protrusion on your chin can develop an upside down smiley face wrinkle as the skin becomes less pliable. When deep enough, chin wrinkles can show themselves at all times.
How long do Belotero Balance results last?
Belotero results are immediate upon injection. Those results usually will last around six months, although individual results may vary. Sometimes areas that move a good deal when eating, talking, or smiling may not last as long as other areas. There isn’t any recovery time.
Don’t wait to stop the signs of aging! Contact Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser in Honolulu, HI today to learn more about how Belotero Balance can benefit you.