Radiesse vs. Bellafill
It is primarily injected into the cheek area and nasolabial folds, though it can also be used to treat other areas including the temples, jawline and chin. Bellafill is made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier composed of bovine collagen and lidocaine for pain relief. When injected, Bellafill adds volume beneath the skin to lift wrinkles and folds, creating a smoother appearance that can last up to 5 years. It can’t be injected under the eyes or lips as those areas are too thin for this type of filler. The treatment usually takes around 30 minutes, with minimal downtime afterwards. The results of Bellafill are immediate and you may experience some minor redness or swelling at the injection sites but these should resolve after 24 hours.