If you're looking to add volume to your face, but you're tired of frequent filler injections, you're going to love Bellafill. Bellafill is the longest-lasting dermal filler on the market, making it a fan favorite for obvious reasons! You can expect results to last for over five years, but many of our patients see results for as long as 7-15 years! Not only does Bellafill last longer than any other filler, but it also has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates.
Bellafill is a safe and effective dermal filler that stimulates your skin’s natural collagen production for long-term results. Unlike Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers, which last 6-24 months depending on the product, Bellafill works in two ways. First, the collagen gel injections placed under the skin immediately fill the wrinkle and create a smoother, plumped appearance. Over time your body absorbs the collagen gel, leaving behind tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres that stimulate your skin cells to make collagen for up to five years. This collagen foundation adds soft, smooth volume for long-term results. Bellafill is specially formulated for smile lines and acne scars, but it can be used anywhere in the face except for tear troughs and lips.
Bellafill is an exceptional product for smoothing lines and wrinkles and adding volume to cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. It is also excellent for reducing the appearance of acne scars and for use in non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Bellafill lasts so much longer than traditional fillers because it contains a different active ingredient. Most fillers are made with Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Bellafill is made of a mixture of bovine collagen and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. Whereas HA acts as a facial-volume substitute, PMMA works to stimulate your body's own collagen production, leading to the creation of more volume. Furthermore, HA typically lasts in the face for 6-18 months (depending upon the HA product), and PMMA continues to stimulate collagen long after the HA would have dissipated.
Every dermal filler appointment at The Esthetics Center begins with a consultation with Dr. Rice or one of our skilled nurses to discuss your goals and concerns. We will also assess your medical history during this consultation to help choose the appropriate treatment and product. Before beginning any injections or other treatments, we will take before and after pictures to track your progress towards achieving your goals. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, you will be out the door and able to resume normal activities within 30-60 minutes, with just a few instructions for aftercare.
Most patients find dermal filler injections quite tolerable, but we are happy to offer additional measures to ensure you are comfortable during your Bellafill treatment. You can expect topical icing and injected lidocaine numbing to the treatment area. In addition to this, some of our patients choose to utilize our Nitrous Oxide system (laughing gas). These measures result in the most comfortable patient experience possible.
Bellafill is the ideal filler for anyone who wants to add soft, natural-looking volume to areas of the face such as the cheeks, temples, chin and jawline, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Bellafill is also great for smoothing acne scars and creating contour along the nose in non-surgical rhinoplasties. Because Bellafill stimulates your body to create collagen over time, results are long-lasting and incredibly natural-looking. Bellafill is not for use in the tear troughs or lips, and it also isn’t necessarily as “predictable” as other HA fillers. Depending on your goals and concerns, an HA filler may be a better choice. But we love to work with our patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
No. Bellafill is known for creating soft, natural-looking results. It stimulates your skin cells to produce collagen over time, which is what makes Bellafill so long-lasting. As one of the softest and most natural fillers we have found, we recommend it especially for those patients who want subtle but beautiful results. Furthermore, our goal is never to make people look unnatural or overdone. As the saying goes, “The best injectable is undetectable.”
Yes! Bellafill has been proven safe in the largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever completed. As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, the most important thing you can do is make sure you see a licensed and trained professional. This not only ensures that you are getting high-quality products but that they will be injected correctly.
The main side effects of any injectable treatment are bruising, redness, swelling, and mild discomfort during the healing phase, typically lasting approximately seven days.
Aftercare for Bellafill is minimal. However, following a few simple suggestions can help minimize your downtime and discomfort. We recommend you refrain from using makeup or skincare products on the day of treatment. You should not engage in heavy exercise for 24 hours. Sleeping with your head slightly elevated will also decrease swelling.
There are also some things to avoid before your treatment to minimize discomfort and bruising. This includes stopping any food, supplement, or medication that thins your blood, including ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, flaxseed, and alcohol. You may use arnica supplements before the treatment and during the recovery phase to minimize bruising and swelling. If you are unsure if something you are taking might interfere with your treatment, please call our office, and we will be happy to assist you.
Our patients love Bellafill for its long-lasting and natural-looking results. We would be thrilled to show you how Bellafill can help smooth lines and add volume to the cheeks, temples, nose, chin, and jawline. Please call our office to schedule your Bellafill consultation today!