What is Bellafill?

By July 12, 2015 BellaFill, Blog No Comments

Bellafill in Pittsburgh

Bellafill is an FDA-approved dermal filler that is injected into folds, or smile lines. Bellafill is non-resorbable, unlike many other dermal fillers which are absorbed by the skin and require future reinjections (Source: Bellafill.com). It is also effective in for other facial wrinkles as well as for acne scars.

Bellafill is a unique cosmetic injectable collagen facial filler in that it contains microspheres of PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) in a bovine collagen gel matrix. This microspheres effectively help your skin repair itself by encouraging the body’s own natural collagen production, leading to natural, youthful-looking skin.

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Formerly known as Artefill. Bellafill treatments can help you look younger and more refreshed without having to undergo surgery.

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What is in Bellafill?

bellafill mechanism of actionBellafil works to erase fine lines and wrinkles and has the ability to improve the texture of the skin with the very first injection. The secret behind Bellafill lies in the PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) microspheres that exist in the bovine-based collagen gel, which trigger the body’s production of natural collagen. It’s been proven that PMMA is safe to use and is considered the main catalyst behind an immediate facelift.

 

Some benefits of Bellafill include:

  •                 Immediate results and long-lasting reduction of smile lines and wrinkles.
  •                 Increase in natural wrinkle-fighting collagen fibers.
  •                 Fast and effective treatment that is done is our offices, with no recovery times
  •                Clinically-proven safety.
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Source: Bellafill.com

What to Expect from Bellafill Treatments

Usually one session of 15-45 minutes is all it takes for this safe, non-invasive procedure to prove effective, and once the Bellafill solution has been injected, the natural-looking effects can be seen instantly. Touch-up injections after a two-week waiting period may be necessary to achieve the desired results. One month prior to receiving a Bellafill treatment, Expect to take a skin allergen test to ensure you can safely use this product.

The appropriate dose of Bellafill depends on the severity of the patient’s wrinkles. For instance, grade five will need two syringes for injection into the folds, while lesser grades require a smaller dose of Bellafill for maximal effectiveness.

 

How long do the effects of Bellafill last?

The unique biocompatible microsphere in Bellafill, provide the skin with a smooth effect that is long-lasting, as they are never absorbed by the skin. Because of this, the long-term results of Bellafill will generally last from five to ten years-maybe even longer in some cases. For more information about Bellafill facial fillers in Pittsburgh please contact our office.

Source: bellafill.com

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