BELLAFILL: USES, EFFECTIVENESS AND SIDE EFFECTS
Bellafill is a long-lasting filler for wrinkles, skin folds, acne, and facial scars in both women and men. It uses a natural method to stimulate the collagen, thus giving you a youthful appearance.
This cosmetic is approved by the FDA and usually injected by a licensed practitioner. One thing that makes Bellafill unique is that it is a long term filler. It can last five to nine years, unlike many temporary dermal fillers. Research shows that it lasts a year when treating acne scars. Also, it lasts up to 5 years for other uses like smile lines or wrinkles.
What does Bellafill contain?
Bellafill is a combination of microsphere enhanced bovine collagen and local anesthetic lidocaine. These microspheres are produced from polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) by both FDA and USDA guidelines.
Bellafill is the most studied dermal filler on the market. Also, it has proven itself time and time to be safe and effective. One of the studies includes a 12-month clinical trial in about 250 patients. These trials evaluated the strength of Bellafil by comparing it to other filler.
At six months, wrinkle correction was stable in patients treated with Bellafill. Further, those treated with the collagen control returned to the pre-treatment stage.
How Does Bellafill Work?
Normally, the elasticity of the skin reduces as we age. But Bellafill help restores the skin’s collagen responsible for strengthening the skin. With this, your skin will look younger, beautiful, and scar-free.
Usage in Edmonton:
Dr. Kamal Alhallak , Ph.D., will inject Bellafil deep into the skin where the body's collagen surrounds the microspheres. The microspheres in Bellafill are five times smaller than that of temporary fillers. This helps provide a long-lasting result.
About a month before undergoing this treatment, you need to undergo an allergy skin test. The test will help confirm how you react to bovine collagen. That said, it is best if a trained practitioner injects this dermal filler.
What are the benefits of Bellafill?
Bellafill is a special permanent dermal filler, which offers a long lasting solution to wrinkles. Amazingly, it lasts up to five years.
Unlike other products made from natural or synthetic materials, the body doesn't absorb Bellafil. This is because it’s made from a collagen microsphere. That said. Let's take a look at the benefits you get from using Bellafill;
- It corrects nasolabial folds, facial scars, acne, wrinkles, smile lines, and so on.
- It offers immediate results.
- Apart from immediate results, the results can last for five years
- Made up of smaller microspheres that provide a smoother suspension
- Encourage the renewal of your body’s collagen, which makes it very safe
Is Bellafill for You?
While this dermal filler helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it might not be the best treatment for you. So don't use Bellafill if you; Test positive to the Bellafill allergy skin test, Have a history of severe allergies and hypersensitivity, Have an allergy to the previous bovine collagen product, Have excessive or thick scars, Are pregnant or breastfeeding babies. Although studies haven’t been done on nursing mothers and pregnant women.
Are there any side effects?
Like other injectables, you may feel mild swelling and redness at the injection site. Other side effects include Swelling, Itching and pain, Persistent swelling, rash, itch, and redness after 48 hours.
- Rare side effects include lumps and granulomas.
Also, we do not inject Bellafill in sites with sores, pimples, cysts, or infection. In a situation like this, you should postpone the injection until you heal completely.
Would like to know more about Bellafill?
While Bellafill doesn’t last forever since we can't control the natural aging process, it lasts longer than other dermal fillers. This effect lasts for at least five years, making it one of the most reliable.
This means you can look your best in no time. Also, you get to save money from frequent dermal filler injections.
Meanwhile, make sure you inform your health care provider about any allergies and medical history to avoid health risks. In essence, it's best to seek an experienced, trained, and licensed injector familiar with Bellafill.
In conclusion, Bellafill is extremely safe, effective, and long-lasting. With several studies done all over the world, it remains one of the largest in the market.