Natural Looking Results That Last
Bellafill is the only dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain your youthful appearance for up to 5 years. Now, you can look your best without wasting time and money on frequent filler injections.
WHAT IS BELLAFILL?
Bellafill is the first and only permanent injectable dermal filler to receive FDA approval. This unique innovation is based on sub-microscopic beads of polymethylmethacrylate, a compound with a novel mechanism of action for producing long-term soft tissue augmentation.
HOW IT WORKS
Unlike other fillers, which are completely absorbed by the body within 6-12 months, the PMMA is biologically inert, so it stays in place, providing a scaffold for natural collagen production for a long duration; studies have shown that its effects usually last more than five years for rejuvenation treatments and up to one year for acne scars.
Over time, your body uses the microspheres in Bellafill to create a “scaffold” onto which your own natural collagen can develop. This collagen forms a foundation that adds volume to wrinkles, reducing their appearance – and giving you natural-looking results that feel soft and smooth for up to 5 years.
Results are noticeable immediately after the injection, although some post-treatment swelling may obscure the treatment effects. Results can last up to five years or more.
About half of patients require only one treatment session to achieve the desired results, but you should be aware that touch-up treatments at least two weeks apart may be required to achieve optimal results.
Similarities between Bellafill and Juvederm.
The differences between the two products are far greater than the similarities. The most prominent similarity being that these fillers are used to correct signs of aging. Both fillers are sometimes used for other indications, such as correcting acne scars.
As well, both fillers are contraindicated in similar populations, such as those with active infections or rashes.
Lastly, treatment with either filler is usually conducted in under an hour.
Are you an ideal candidate for Bellafill?
Bellafill cannot be used in or around the lips, and is meant for use in treating deeper lines and scars. It is not appropriate for more superficial lines or wrinkles, such as crow’s feet.
Many doctors recommend that people try temporary dermal fillers first, because the results cannot be easily reversed. Bellafill contains microspheres which are not absorbed by the body and can only be removed surgically.
What to Expect With Your Treatment.
To begin the treatment, the target area is cleaned, and a local anesthetic, usually a simple numbing cream, is applied to minimize any discomfort. Then, the Bellafill solution is injected through a very thin needle. Bellafill also contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic numbing agent for improved comfort during the procedure.
The treatment typically takes fifteen minutes to an hour, depending on the number of injection sites.