What is Bellafill?
Bellafill is an injectable dermal filler, similar to others such as Restylane or Juvéderm. One of the first injectable fillers to receive FDA approval, Bellafill specializes in the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds (smile lines) and assorted wrinkles.
Despite their similar modalities, Bellafilldiffers from other injectable dermal fillers as it is a gel-based filler, consisting of a number of synthetic microspheres – which are formulated from actual, naturally-occurring, purified collagen! Collagen is skincare compound vital to the health and wellness of our skin, read on to learn more about collagen’s amazing benefits to your skin!
What Does Bellafill Treat?
As one of the longest-lasting and most effective dermal fillers, Bellafill is designed for the treatment of wrinkles, fine lines, facial folds, and more – helping to alleviate the symptoms associated with facial volume loss. Bellafill also has a number of off-label uses within the aesthetic community.
Common Treatment Areas for BellafillInclude:
How DoesBellafill Work?
As we age, our skin becomes depleted of certain vital, skincare compounds. Our skin depends on these compounds in order to maintain a soft, supple feel and youthful, glowing look. One such compound is collagen, the base of which Bellafill is made. When collagen depletes, it creates empty spaces beneath the skin’s surface, leading to wrinkles and fine lines. With this facial volume loss, the skin also tends to lose its soft, supple feel and naturally, healthy glow – in addition to becoming rough and dry. Bellafill once injected into the treatment area, fills in those cavities, to reduce the facial volume loss and thus eliminating wrinkles and fine lines.
Because of the microspheres, and their inability to be absorbed by the body, Bellafill lasts much longer than most other dermal fillers. The microspheres also cause a reaction within the body to begin producing its own collagen, a process that slows drastically with age. With additional collagen stores, the skin not only improves in the short term but naturally, over time, as well – leading to the soft, smooth, well-hydrated skin you’ve always wanted!
How Long Does Bellafill Last?
Bellafill is by far the longest-lasting dermal filler available on the market today, with results that can last as long as 2 years if properly administered and maintained. Using Bellafill, some patients will even experience permanent benefits to their skin’s smoothness and softness.
Side Effects& Downtime
Considering that Bellafill uses naturally-occurring collagen, harvested from organic animal compounds, a small segment of patients may experience an allergic reaction to these ingredients; such patients are advised to avoid treatment with Bellafill. It is important to make Dr. Saini aware of any allergies you might have – in some circumstances your doctor may even perform an allergy test prior to providing you with Bellafill.
Some patients may also experience slight redness, swelling, or sensitivity along the injection site – this will likely disappear within a few hours or days after the procedure is completed. And because treatment with Bellafill is minimally-invasive, there is 0 downtime and patients can return to their daily activities immediately following treatment. For more information on Bellafill or to schedule your initial skincare consultation, contact us today.