Whether you are interested in finding a long-term remedy for acne scars or you want to address the signs of aging, Aventura Dermatology has options you'll love. In our office, we believe that an informed patient is a confident patient. Here, we give you the details that you need to know to determine which treatment would be ideal. Bellafill is one of those treatments that is worth considering
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What is Bellafill?
Bellafill is an injectable soft tissue filler that is used to correct visible scars and the signs of aging. It's been around since 2006 and is designed to be a long-lasting filler.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Bellafill?
This injectable product may be suitable for healthy adults over the age of 21. It is made to treat moderate to severe volume loss, reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, and correct atrophic acne scars. Bellafill contains purified bovine collagen alongside polymethyl methacrylate microspheres. It also contains lidocaine. Therefore, to be a good candidate, you mustn't be allergic to bovine collagen or lidocaine. To ensure that Bellafill can be safely used for your concerns, we'll perform an allergy test. This simple test involves placing a minute amount of the product beneath the skin on your arm. If, after four weeks, no signs of allergies occur, we can then schedule your full injectable treatment.
It is important to understand that Bellafill is designed as a long-term filler. Unlike other fillers that are made using hyaluronic acid, Bellafill cannot be dissolved once it has been injected. This is one of the characteristics of the product that many patients appreciate the most. With Bellafill, you can improve your appearance now and also enjoy extended benefits in the future.
How Does Bellafill Work?
Bellafill is a mixture of purified bovine collagen and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen acts to bring volume to the skin, smoothing lines and scars. Over time, the collagen in the product gets metabolized by the body. However, the PMMA does not get absorbed. These microspheres remain in the target area and act as a form of biostimulation for new collagen production. Because of the way that Bellafill works, the results of treatment improve over time. You can expect to see the full effects of your injections months after your appointment.
What Areas can Bellafill be Used On?
We may suggest Bellafill for acne scarring on the face or body. It is generally used on the face to correct volume loss, mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles, expression lines, and other concerns. It can also be used on the hands to restore a more youthful appearance.
What Makes Bellafill Different from Other Fillers?
Bellafill can achieve similar results as other dermal fillers but works differently through its combination of collagen and PMMA microspheres. The microspheres are suspended in the collagen gel base, which adds immediate volume to the skin. As the body naturally breaks down the collagen over time, the microspheres continue to provide a scaffold around which new collagen will form.
How Long do Bellafill Results Last?
Studies indicate that the results of Bellafill can last one to two years for acne scars and up to five years for nasolabial folds.