ABOUT BELOTERO BALANCE®
Belotero Balance® is a dermal filler approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily smooth and plump moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds. Dr. Kathleen Welsh and Dr. Andrea Hui Austin use Belotero Balance® to fill in the lines that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth called the nasolabial folds, as well as the fine lines on the upper lip and around the mouth. Composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural acid substance that is produced by the body, Belotero Balance® is a safe and effective way to treat the signs of aging. What sets this filler apart from the rest is that it is versatile - able to lift and fill deep facial folds while soft enough to treat delicate, etched smile lines and vertical lip lines. Patients in the San Francisco area who are concerned about age-related volume loss as well as fine lines and wrinkles, should schedule a consultation at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology to learn more about Belotero Balance® and our many other injectable wrinkle treatments.
"At 38 I noticed I was getting dark circles under my eyes. After much research, I decided on Belotero, and the offices of Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh and and Dr. Andrea Hui at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. My first appt with Dr. Hui was great. She listened to all my concerns. I told her I was on a budget, but still wanted to take care of my skin longterm and she said no problem, she already had a regimen in mind for me and my price range. And we discussed Belotero. Over the next two months I followed the skin care regimen. I love the products! I use a gentle cleanser and tretinoin gel from OBAGI. No side effects from the gel and it has lasted forever - just a pea! And I really love the Kathleen M. Welsh Restorative Bio-Therapy daily moisturizer and the Retinol Eye Repair. My complexion started looking better immediately. After 2 months, I got the Belotero done. I was a bit nervous but the staff at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is amazing and totally made me comfortable. Dr. Hui was again lovely, so kind and very adept at what she does, I wasn't uncomfortable at all. The results were immediate and subtle. Aside from a couple small marks from the needle, which were gone in a day or two, I had no swelling or pain. It was still my face, my eye area, all my natural features - nothing changed, and yet that tired look was gone. The dark circle was gone. It was beyond subtle, it was natural. I've had it for over 3 months now and it looks better than ever. It seems like the product settles out over time. I love the results! I feel like I've made a great choice with this practice. Thank you Dr. Hui and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology!"- C.R. / Yelp / Sep 23, 2016
"I recently went to see Dr Andrea Hui in order to get two prominent blue veins removed by laser treatment from underneath my eyes. I was not looking forward to having the protective metal eye shields inserted but Dr Hui was so gentle I was in no discomfort whatsoever. The blue vein was removed by just a couple of short snaps from the laser and the results look fantastic. I was so impressed by Dr Hui's competence and skill that I went back to have a filler (Belotero) to improve the hollows underneath my eyes. I had the procedure done yesterday and it has taken years off my appearance and looks totally natural. Once again Dr Hui was extremely gentle and I had no bruising whatsoever on my fair skin."- L.T. / Yelp / Apr 03, 2015
"I have been seeing Dr. Hui for over a year. She is an exceptional practitioner. My experience with Dr. Hui has been wonderful and very pleasant. She treated around my eyes with Belotero using the blunt-tipped cannula to minimize bruising and to create a much more natural result. The eyes are very difficult to treat because there is little room for error; also I have a condition which causes me to bruise much more easily, so being treated with the cannula was very important. My results were fantastic. My eyes looked perfectly natural and symmetrical. I continue to see Dr. Hui and she has treated other areas fillers and Botox. Thanks again Dr. Hui."- BF / Office Visit / Feb 07, 2016
"Belotero Treatment with Blunt-tipped Cannula - San Francisco, CA - My experience with Dr. Hui was wonderful and very pleasant. She treated around my eyes with Belotero using the blunt-tipped cannula to minimize bruising and to create a much more natural result. The eyes are very difficult to treat because there is little room for error; also I have a condition which causes me to bruise much more easily, so being treated with the cannula was very important. My..."- A.B. / RealSelf / Mar 30, 2015
"I've been a patient of Dr. Welsh's for years now. She is INCREDIBLE at what she does. I simply adore her. With a bit of apprehension I decided to see Dr. Hui in Kathleen's absence. What needless worry. She is as gifted, friendly and professional as Kathleen. I am always worried filler will change my looks. I fear the dreaded "duck lip" in particular. For that reason, and because I HATE needles, I rarely do it. Andrea is AMAZING! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the result. Love it. It's a dream for a thin lipped girl like me. Natural, kissable pillows!!! AND! the kicker is she figured out a trick to take literally all the discomfort out of it. I'm am so pleased and should have know Kathleen would only work with the best."- C.W. / Yelp / Mar 13, 2015
Belotero Balance® provides the best results for patients with moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, as well as those with hollowed out areas in the face due to volume loss caused by aging or weight loss. This filler is especially useful for those with severe wrinkles between the nose and mouth, nasolabial folds, and aged skin around the corners of the mouth and above the lips.
What to Expect
Belotero Balance® is a quick and simple procedure that is performed by our board-certified dermatologists. As with all of our dermal fillers, a medical assistant will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin prior to injection. Then one of our dermatologists will use a fine needle to inject Belotero Balance® into the areas of your face that need extra support or plumping.
During a treatment with Belotero Balance®, only minimal discomfort is typically reported. After the treatment, there may be some redness and mild swelling in the injection area, but these side effects usually go away within a day. There is little to no downtime following the injection, so the majority of patients are able to return to their normal day-to-day activities. After receiving Belotero Balance®, most patients will notice an immediate difference in their appearance and results typically last six months or more.
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Freshen up Your Face
If you’re looking for smoother, younger-looking, more supple skin, then you should consider Belotero Balance®. If you’re ready to take the first step to a better you, give our office a call today to schedule your consultation.