Bellafill is a cosmetic dermal filler that is used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and helps to correct facial contours to give a more youthful appearance. It’s a filler that is injected with a collagen base and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres that provides support for longer-lasting wrinkle correction. Improvements can be seen in one to two treatments.
Benefits of Bellafill
Bellafill, formerly known as Artefill is a good economic choice. It’s like buying the results rather than renting them. Temporary fillers don’t last as long as Bellafill and will cost more in the long run. Other fillers get absorbed by your body over 12 to 24 months which means you will need repeat injections. Bellafill is unique in that it acts to rebuild your own collagen and therefore smooths facial wrinkles. The result is a natural appearance that can last for years not months. Results can last for up to 5 years, with some patients still happy after eight years.
FDA Approved Dermal Filler
Since 2006, Bellafill has been approved by the FDA as an approved dermal filler that is permanently implanted into the skin to correct nasolabial folds or smile lines. These are the folds that form from the nose to the corners of the mouth. It can also help with treating certain types of moderate to severe acne scars in those older than 21. It can be used for men and women. Allergy pre-testing is required and will identify patients that may be sensitive to the lidocaine or bovine collagen in Bellafill. It is very uncommon, but if there is a positive reaction to the Bellafill allergy skin test, it should not be used.
First, a numbing cream will be applied to minimize discomfort. Bellafill is then injected with an ultrafine needle. The injection pattern and the amount injected will depend on the desired results. The procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes. Normal daily activities can be resumed right after the procedure. There is no downtime. This is the reason injectable dermal fillers are also known as ‘lunchtime face lifts’. You will need to avoid touching or rubbing the area for the first few days. Doing so can cause the Bellafill to migrate out of place. The cost will depend on how may syringes are used. It may cost a little more than temporary fillers, but the results will last longer. All injectable fillers will produce mild swelling and redness at the treatment site that can last for up to 24 hours. There may be mild bruising that can last for 3 to 7 days and the area might be sore and tender. Less common side effects include rash and itching after 48 hours, persistent swelling or redness, sensitivity at the injection sire and lumps and/or granulomas.
Cosmetic Fillers & Injectables in Waco, Texas
For the most part, the effects of dermal fillers are considered temporary, but Bellafill has the advantage in that it is the only dermal filler that is considered a permanent wrinkle solution that can restore volume and fullness to the skin. Bellafill should only be administered by a licensed practitioner, so contact The Skin and Body Refinery to schedule an appointment today!