Read about Bellafill indication, injection procedure, results, aftercare, and more.
Bellafill is an injectable filler that has been developed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scarring and other facial aging signs. It is made up of a combination of collagen and polymethyl methacrylate microspheres, which provide both lift and volume to fill in wrinkles and lines. For optimal results, Bellafill injections are best administered with blunt cannulas.
Blunt cannulas are thin, flexible tubes that are designed for safe entry into the skin without being sharp enough to cause trauma or bruising. This means that the injections can be done with more accuracy and less discomfort for the patient. The advantage of using a blunt cannula instead of a needle is that it minimizes tissue damage by reducing piercing force during insertion, thus resulting in less pain during the injection process.
- The use of blunt cannulas also provides better control over where the filler will go because they spread out the product evenly across several layers of skin when used correctly.
- During treatment, a tiny amount at a time can be injected into various areas until reaching the desired result. Additionally, since there is no need to pull back on the plunger like regular needles, there is less risk of much product being deposited into one area at once.
- Beyond comfort level and improved safety benefits, Bellafill injections done with blunt cannula also produce longer-lasting results than traditional needles when used correctly by an experienced practitioner.
- Results may last up to five years due to its collagen-boosting effects that allow for long-term volume restoration in treated areas such as nasolabial folds (the lines from nose to mouth) and marionette lines (the lines from mouth down).
Sharp Needle Disadvantages
The use of sharp needles for Bellafill injection can have some potential disadvantages. One of the most prominent is that it may lead to skin irritation and inflammation. Sharp needles can cause a greater amount of trauma to the skin than other types of needles, leading to redness, swelling, and pain in the area following treatment. In addition, sharp needles are more likely to cause tissue perforation, which can introduce bacteria or other contaminants into the body and increase the risk of infection.
- Sharp needle injections also tend to be more painful than those done with blunt-tipped or insulated needles, as they penetrate the skin deeper and inflict a stinging sensation on their way in. This may make treatment less comfortable for patients and could even lead to anxiety when considering future sessions.
- Patients with sensitive skin may need additional precautions in order to reduce discomfort during treatment.
- Sharp needle injections also require more expertise from practitioners in order to be administered safely and effectively. Those administering the injections must understand how deep the needle needs to go into the skin without going too far or creating excessive trauma. They must also take care not to inject too much product into one area in order to avoid lumps or bumps under the surface of the skin after treatment.
- Practitioners should always ensure they are sufficiently trained and qualified before performing any kind of injection procedure on their patients in order to minimize any risk associated with using sharp needles for Bellafill injections.
- Another disadvantage is that sharp needle injections are associated with a higher rate of adverse reactions compared to other forms of injection therapy due to its deeper penetration into tissues beneath the surface of the skin; this means that certain ingredients found within Bellafill or its carrier material could be released further beyond where it was intended, leading to unwanted side effects such as itching, redness, swelling, burning sensations, or allergic reactions at injection sites or elsewhere around the body.
- Those who choose this method should always discuss possible side effects with their practitioner prior to beginning treatment and should monitor closely for any signs following each session so that appropriate action can be taken if necessary.
For those looking for natural-looking wrinkle reduction without surgery or downtime, then Bellafill injections with blunt cannulas may be an ideal solution for you! Not only do these treatments offer improved safety versus traditional fillers but also longer-lasting results too! And since treatments are done quickly with minimal discomfort for patients, it’s easy to understand why Bellafill with blunted cannulas has become so popular in recent years!