Q: What is Bellafill®?
A: Bellafill® is a smooth collagen-based dermal filler with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres, a biocompatible material that has been used in medical implants for 65 years. The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift to correct the wrinkle/nasolabial fold and/or acne scar. The PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a base that provides structural support for the smoother-looking skin.
Q: Is Bellafill® safe?
A: Bellafill® has been proven safe through 5 years in the largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever conducted. Thousands of people to date, have successfully used Bellafill.
Q: What’s the downtime with Bellafill®?
A: You can return to normal activities right away. You may experience temporary swelling, redness, pain, bruising, lumps/bumps, itching, and discoloration at the treatment site. These side effects are usually transient and generally resolve within 1–7 days.
Q: Who can receive treatment with Bellafill®?
A: Patients must be 21 years of age or older. In clinical studies, Bellafill® was shown to work for all skin types, and in men and women. If you have a history of severe allergies, have known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, have bleeding disorders, or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring, you should not receive Bellafill.
Q: Will Bellafill® work for me?
A: In a clinical trial, Bellafill® was shown to work equally well with all skin types, and in men and women. Patients who have had a positive reaction to the Bellafill® Skin Test, have a history of severe allergies, have known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, have bleeding disorders or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring should not receive Bellafill®.
Q. How many treatments do I need?
A: Most people see the results they want with one or two treatments, depending on the depth of their wrinkles and folds. When you have your follow-up appointment in four to six weeks, you can decide if you would like to further enhance your results.
Q: How much does Bellafill® cost?
A: The cost of Bellafill® varies depending on how many syringes are required to obtain optimal correction. We can personalize a treatment plan that fits your time and budget during your consultation.
Q: How long does Bellafill® last?
A: Satisfaction, effectiveness, and safety through the FDA for the correction of nasolabial folds have been established through 5 years. How does Bellafill compare to other fillers? Bellafill lasts more than double to 5x as long and is not hyaluronic acid based. Temporary dermal fillers are made of different kinds of natural or synthetic materials that are completely absorbed by the body over time and as a result, wrinkle correction usually lasts 6-12 months on average. The microsphere-enhanced collagen in Bellafill remains intact at the treatment site and provides structural support to keep your wrinkle from returning.