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Parentheses lines, also known as nasolabial folds, are the lines that run from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth. As you grow older, your nasolabial folds become deeper and more pronounced because of the gradual loss of hyaluronic acid from the skin. Nasolabial folds can rob your face of its youthful appearance, negatively affecting your confidence. Dr. Jarrell provides Belotero Balance injections to soften the nasolabial folds and restore your youthful appearance without leaving any trace of cosmetic work.

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Belotero Balance for Nasolabial Folds

Dr. Jarrell corrects nasolabial folds using Belotero Balance — one of the most effective, FDA-approved, hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers for fine lines and facial creases. Belotero Balance is made from a cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps your skin retain moisture. When injected into targeted regions underneath your skin, Belotero Balance fills out the nasolabial folds, making your skin look youthful and supple. The results appear natural, without the look of cosmetic work.

What Causes Parentheses Lines

Parentheses lines are the lines running from the corners of the nose to the mouth. They appear and deepen because of the gradual loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid from the skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm and taut, holding your skin upright against the force of gravity. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that retains up to 1,000x its own weight in water, making your skin look voluminous, plump, supple, and youthful.

As you grow older, your skin’s ability to produce and retain collagen and hyaluronic acid is gradually diminished. The loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid is further exacerbated by external forces, such as UV rays and smoking. Without hyaluronic acid, your skin can no longer retain moisture, leading to sagging skin and the loss of volume from the midface regions. When this happens, the force of gravity can pull your skin tissues downwards, leading to pronounced and deep nasolabial folds.

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The Parentheses Lines Treatment Overview

Dr. Jarrell initiates all treatments with a thorough consultation and evaluation. She will examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and review your medical history to create the ideal treatment plan. If you’re a suitable candidate for Belotero Balance, she will start by cleaning the area and then applying a numbing cream onto the treatment areas 15 minutes prior to the procedure. She will then remove the numbing cream and inject the filler into targeted locations underneath your facial skin using ultrafine needles. The entire process takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Benefits of Belotero for Parentheses Lines:

  • Non-surgical treatment
  • Minimal pain or discomfort during or after the treatment
  • Minimal downtime or recovery period
  • Restore natural hyaluronic acid reserves
  • Immediately visible results that may last from 6 to 12 months

Side Effects & Recovery

Belotero Balance involves minimal to no downtime — you may resume your daily activities and work immediately. However, you should avoid strenuous workouts for a day. The most common side effects are mild redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising for a few days after the treatment.

Results: Onset & Longevity

Belotero Balance isn’t permanent, but it does produce long-lasting results. You can expect the results to last for 6 to 12 months, following which you’ll need maintenance doses.

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