Bellafill is a long-lasting filler that can be used on both men and women to treat wrinkles, skin folds, acne, and facial scars. It stimulates collagen naturally, giving users a more youthful appearance. Bellafill is FDA-approved and is typically administered by a licenced practitioner. In comparison to many temporary dermal fillers, Bellafill is unique in that it is a long-lasting filler that can last five to nine years.
What does Bellafill contain?
It is a fusion of microsphere-enhanced bovine collagen and lidocaine, a topical anaesthetic. According to FDA and USDA guidelines, these microspheres are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). It is quite distinct from the more commonly used Botox and other HA dermal fillers. Bellafill is one of the most extensively studied dermal filler currently available. Additionally, it has been demonstrated to be safe and effective.
How does Bellafill work?
Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D., injects this filler deep into the skin, where it is surrounded by the body's collagen. Around a month prior to beginning this treatment, you will be required to undergo an allergy skin test to determine how you react to collagen.
What are the benefits of Bellafill?
Bellafill is a unique permanent dermal filler that provides an up to five-year solution to wrinkles. Unlike other natural or synthetic materials, Bellafill is not absorbed by the body. This is due to the fact that it is composed of a collagen microsphere.The advantages include the following:
Corrects nasolabial folds, facial scars, acne, wrinkles, smile lines, and so on.
It offers immediate results.
Results can last up to five years
Encourages the renewal of the body’s collagen
Are you a good candidate for Bellafill?
While this dermal filler is effective at smoothing out wrinkles, it may not be the best treatment option for you. Avoid using it if you are:
Positive skin test for Bellafill allergy
Have a family history of severe allergies and sensitivity
Are allergic to the previously used bovine collagen product?
Have an excessive number or thickness of scars
Are you pregnant or nursing? (although studies have not been done on nursing mothers and pregnant women).
Are there any side effects?
As with other injectables, mild swelling and redness may occur at the injection site. Other adverse reactions include swelling, itching, and pain, as well as redness after 48 hours and, in rare cases, lumps and granulomas. Bellafill is not injected into areas with sores, pimples, cysts, or infection. In this case, you should postpone the injection until you have completely healed.
The allergy test
Due to the fact that Bellafill contains bovine collagen, we test all prospective Bellafill clients for allergies. This test involves injecting a small amount of collagen into the skin's dermal layer. We will monitor the patient's skin reaction to determine whether or not they are a candidate for fillers.
Is Bellafill the same as the Sculptra?
No, please read more about Sculptra here