Facial Plastic Surgery Associates Now Offers Belotero, the New Dermal Filler

Facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm now offer the new dermal filler, Belotero.  Belotero is made of hyaluronic acid (or HA). It has been approved by the FDA to safely and effectively treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.

While BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is made of the same material (hyaluronic acid) as some other dermal fillers (also known as wrinkle fillers), like Juvederm and Restylane, Belotero has a unique manufacturing process that offers a soft, cohesive gel that is able to fill in your wrinkles.  By binding to water, it can fill in wrinkles and folds for immediate correction that can last for six months or so.

The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).

Based on the positive results and patient experience with Belotero thus far, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm have found that while it can be used in deep nasolabial folds, they have found Belotero to be particularly beneficial for small areas that need softening, such as the corners of the mouth and vertical lines above the lip.  So patients often elect to use other fillers like Juvederm or Restylane for deeper folds, like nasolabial folds (crease between your nose and mouth), and complement it with Belotero for these other fine line areas.

You can also check out the Belotero website http://www.belotero.com.

For more information about Dr. Kridel.

For more information about Dr. Sturm.

To make an appointment with Dr. Russell Kridel or Dr. Angela Sturm call 713/526-5665.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

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