Bellafill is different from hyaluronic acid fillers in properties such as durability, reversibility, and price.
Properties of Bellafill:
Bellafill consists of small microspheres of polymethyl methacrylate polymer (PMMA) carried in a base of bovine collagen gel. It has both immediate and long-acting results. After injection, the bed of collagen gel works as an immediate filler. However, the microspheres of the PMMA in the Bellafiil create an inducer for natural collagen formation. Therefore, the results might last up to 5 years. Dissimilar to HA fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, Bellafill is not reversible and cannot be dissolved using the enzyme injection. The injection is performed using a blunt cannula
Approval for Bellafill:
The Bellafill is a Health Canada approved for acne scars and nasolabial fold. Health Canada does not require to perform allergy test any more
patient in his 50, with sever facial fat atrophy, he received two syringes of Bellafill before at our clinic and had positive results. Therefore, he came back to get 8 more syringes in a different part of his face. The collagen-based fillers were acclimated with room temperature for 45 min. Then the fillers were implanted, at different depth levels, using 22 and 25 TSK blunt cannula. The procedure was performed under cold air and local vibration to make it more comfortable.
This is the before and after pictures, taken about 1 hour apart. The swelling and redness will subsidize in 72 hours, the chance of bruising is minimal as we used blunt cannula and cold air during the procedure
Cost of Bellafill Collagen-based fillers
The previous case cost the patient $8K; the treatment price varies according to the injection type and the time required for the treatment.
Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center Team
R.N. Dima Omran, Dr. Salem Tomi (M.D.) and Dr. Kamal Alhallak (Ph.D. in Pharmacy)