What is Bellafill?
Bellafill replaces lost volume in the skin below the wrinkle for results that are immediate and lasting. Bellafill is a smooth, collagen-based filler with 80% purified collagen and 20% polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. Bellafill is indicated for wrinkles and acne scarring.
How does Bellafill Work?
- The collagen gel in Bellafill provides immediate volume and lift.
- Over time, the collagen is absorbed by the body. The PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a matrix that supports production of the body’s own collagen for lasting correction.
- The microspheres in Bellafill are half the diameter of a human hair, so small that they are virtually invisible to the eye. The microspheres are made of PMMA, one of the most widely used materials in medicine for 65 years.
How is Bellafill Different from Other Fillers?
- Bellafill is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler indicated for the correction of nasolabial folds. It has been established as safe and effective through five years with high patient satisfaction.
- Bellafill is the only filler on the market approved in the U.S. for the correction of acne scars.
- Bellafill requires a skin test to identify patients who may be allergic to the collagen or lidocaine in Bellafill 30 days prior to treatment.
What Happens Before, During, and After a Bellafill Treatment?
At your initial consultation, a skin test will be performed to identify if you may be allergic to the collagen or lidocaine in Bellafill. Your healthcare professional will assess your facial lines and folds to determine if Bellafill is the right treatment for you, and also how many syringes will need to achieve the desired result. If your skin test is negative for 30 days, you can then receive your Bellafill treatment. A topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area for 30 minutes. Common side effects with Bellafill are usually mild. Some redness and mild bruising may occur. Typically, to achieve full correction, 5 or more syringes are necessary (3-5 syringes at the first visit, with additional syringes injected 3 months later.)
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