What is Bellafill®?
Bellafill is a dermal filler designed to treat smile lines and acne scars. It is made up of tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in a smooth collagen gel. Once Bellafill is injected, the collagen gel immediately fills in the lines and wrinkles caused by sagging tissue or volume loss, and your body uses the microspheres to create a foundation onto which your own natural collagen can develop over time. This collagen adds structure and support to the skin for long-lasting, completely natural-looking results.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BELLAFILL?
Men and women who are looking for more permanent results from dermal fillers should consider Bellafill, but those who have allergies to bovine collagen or with chronic skin infections should not receive Bellafill® injections. Bellafill is best for the following skin concerns:
- Nasolabial folds
- Moderate to severe acne scars
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Volume loss in some areas of the face
At the end of the day, the best way to determine if Bellafill or other injectable fillers are right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or her associates.
The Bellafill Procedure
Bellafill contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to help make the treatment as comfortable as possible. During the procedure itself, Bellafill is injected into the treatment area(s) using a fine, small needle. This process usually only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete and is easily tolerated by patients.
While some patients can see great results with just one treatment session, some individuals (especially when treating acne scars) may require two to three treatment sessions for optimal results.
Results & Recovery
Following a Bellafill treatment, patients may experience mild redness, swelling, and sensitivity, which will resolve with time. Some patients may also feel a slight firmness in the treatment area, which is temporary.
Bellafill is FDA-approved to smooth smile lines and acne scars for up to five years. This is much longer than hyaluronic acid fillers due to the unique treatment mechanism of Bellafill’s formula.
Schedule a Consultation
Bellafill is a great option for creating a more youthful-looking appearance for a number of cosmetic concerns, including difficult-to-treat facial acne scars. For more information or to set up a consultation, please contact our office by sending us an email or calling 775-364-0224.