Bellafill injections in Edmonton
Bellafill is a long-lasting filler that can treat wrinkles, skin folds, acne, and facial scars in both men and women. It naturally stimulates collagen, giving users a more youthful appearance. Health Canada approved Bellafill for cosmetic indication and the licensed practitioner should follow a special training course. Bellafill is unlike many temporary dermal fillers in that it is a long-lasting filler that can last five to nine years.
Differences between Juvederm and Bellafill
Bellafill is a long-lasting dermal filler that Health Canada has authorized to treat wrinkles and creases in the skin. Additionally, along with Radiesse, it is the only filler that has the injected to treat acne scars. Juvederm is a temporary and reversible hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that temporarily addresses facial wrinkles and creases. Both fillers are often used off-label for aesthetic purposes, including plumping or contouring certain regions of the face.
Why Bellafill is More expensive that Juvederm?
The active ingredient in Bellafill is Collagen encapsulated in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microsphere. Bellafill is more expensive than other injectable fillers because it is a longer-lasting treatment. Most injectable fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring substance that is broken down by the body over time. In contrast, PMMA is not broken down by the body, which means that it can provide long-lasting results. Additionally, Bellafill is FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles, while many other injectable fillers are only approved for the treatment of facial folds. As a result, Bellafill is considered to be a more safe and effective treatment option for wrinkles and acne scars.
The FDA authorized Juvederm for the first time in 2006. Bellafill was initially licensed in 2006 to treat deep wrinkles and in 2015 for the treatment of acne. Both Dermal fillers have a risk of adverse reactions. These might be modest, such as redness or itching immediately following the injection, or serious enough to require treatment, such as inflamed nodules beneath the skin.
A licensed and qualified practitioner must administer both fillers. An appointment may last between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the practitioner and the number of treated areas. Individuals interested in trying Bellafill must undergo an allergy test approximately a month in advance to ensure they can handle it. Bellafill, on the other hand, is likely to require fewer visits overall. While Juvederm typically requires reapplication after 9 to 24 months, Bellafill can last up to five years.
Bellafill is more expensive if you compare one 1cc syringe of both fillers. When estimating total costs, consider that Juvederm procedures must be performed more frequently than Bellafill treatments to preserve the effects.
What might affect the long-lasting results
Although Bellafill injections are considered permanent, the effects have been found to last up to five years. This is in contrast to HA fillers, which are transitory, lasting between three and six months. In some circumstances, the more collagen injections you receive, the longer the benefits may persist.
For instance, have a look at this 2015 study; favorable outcomes lasted approximately nine months following the first injection, 12 months following the second injection, and 18 months following the third injection. Other variables, such as the injection site’s location and the type of injection material utilized, can influence how long the results last. Following are a few examples: Smoothing out wrinkles on the face may require touch-ups multiple times a year. Scar reduction may require only one to two visits every year, depending on the severity of the scar. Collagen injections have immediate effects, but full results may take weeks or even months.
Bellafill and Juvederm comparison
Because Bellafill and Juvederm injections are cosmetic procedures that we provide in our medical spa frequently. You would have an initial consultation with Dr. Alhallak to discuss your medical history, desired goals, and any concerns. The consultation aims to develop a treatment plan (where you want to see greater volume or lift); we may use washable ink to create target markings on your skin. We then administer several injections around the target locations, carefully massaging the area to distribute the dosage evenly beneath the skin. Both treatments are relatively noninvasive. You should anticipate a brief acute pinching feeling, which is usual with any needle injection. However, the discomfort should reduce rapidly following the procedure.
Health Canada does not require an allergy test before Bellafill injection anymore. The treatment entails one or more injections into the mid-to-deep dermis layer.
Juvederm does not require an allergy screening. It is a simple HA filler that is often well tolerated. Many people can receive their shots at their initial consultation visit.
Comparing Treatment outcomes
Both medications have a track record of excellent patient satisfaction. Depending on your treatment preferences, one may be a better fit than the other.
Bellafill Vs. Radiesse
Bellafill and Radiesse are the only ones that have an indication to treat acne. A double-blind, randomized trial (involving about 150 patients) supports this indication for Bellafill. Over half of the participants addressed their acne scars satisfactorily. Additionally, Bellafill is effective on deep smile lines correction. Patients treated with Bellafill reported an 83 percent “very satisfied” outcome in a five-year trial, even five years after injection. Moreover, Bellafill has excellent results for cheek augmentation and mid-face lift
Juvederm does not have Health Canada approval for the treatment of acne scarring. Additionally, with nine months to two years (depending on the region treated), it is not as long-lasting as Bellafill. However, it is extremely successful at repairing deep wrinkles and adding volume to regions like the lips. A plethora of anecdotal evidence backs the Juvederm line’s efficacy. Additionally, scientific research has demonstrated that it is particularly effective at decreasing deep creases.
Bellafill vs. Juvederm
- Safety: The FDA approved Juvederm for the first time in 2006. Bellafill’s first indication was in 2006 to treat deep wrinkles and in 2015 for the treatment of acne. Both fillers carry a risk of adverse reactions. These can be modest, such as redness or itching immediately following the injection, or serious enough to require treatment, such as inflamed nodules beneath the skin.
- Convenience: A licensed and qualified practitioner must administer both fillers. An appointment may last between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the practitioner and the number of treated places. After that, you should be able to resume your normal routine quickly.
- Cost: When estimating total expenditures, consider that Juvederm procedures require more frequent visits than Bellafill treatments to preserve the effects.
- Efficacy: Bellafill is FDA-approved for treating acne scars, whereas Juvederm is not.