While aging is a natural and inevitable part of life, the wrinkles and fine lines that come with it don’t have to be.
The 5 Year Filler! Bellafill is an effective, non-surgical treatment option that can be used for the long-term correction of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars.
What is Bellafill?
Bellafill is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that provides both immediate and sustained facial volume correction. It does so by creating a collagen tissue matrix that encourages future collagen production. This product has an extremely high rate of patient satisfaction, and is the only injectable on the market FDA-approved for the treatment of acne scars.
How Does it Work?
While other non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures revitalize the appearance of the skin in the short-term, Bellafill provides patients with extra volume that can last up to a full year, as well as nasolabial correction that can last through five years. Unlike traditional dermal fillers that are comprised of hyaluronic acid, Bellafill is made up of 80% collagen and 20% PMMA microspheres. The collagen provides the immediate volume, while the PMMA microspheres create a matrix that supports and encourages your body’s own ability to produce collagen.
What Can it Treat?
Bellafill is a fantastic, non-surgical treatment option for facial rejuvenation. While it can help alleviate many of the signs of aging, Bellafill is also particularly well-suited to treat the nasolabial folds. It is the only injectable treatment that is FDA-approved to correct moderate to severe acne scars.
What can I Expect from Treatment?
Each Bellafill injection session typically takes no more than 30 minutes to complete and involves virtually no downtime. While the procedure itself is somewhat uncomfortable, anesthesia is not required. Possible side effects include swelling, pain, bruising, lumps/bumps, discoloration, and itching. Fortunately, these usually resolve themselves within 1-7 days of treatment.
Am I a Candidate?
Ideal candidates for Bellafill want to correct saucer-shaped acne scars, or nasolabial folds. Patients that are allergic to collagen or lidocaine can not undergo this procedure.