What is Bellafill?
Bellafill, formerly called Artefill, is a popular long-lasting dermal filler that removes acne scars. It is the first and only permanent injectable that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It contains collagen, a protein naturally produced by our bodies that gives your skin firmness and smoothness, and tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) beads, a compound with a novel mechanism of action for producing long-term soft tissue augmentation.
Unlike other dermal fillers, Bellafill is capable of removing common cosmetic problems with long-lasting results. It also offers off-label uses such as filling lines and wrinkles, and for nonsurgical nose, chin, and cheek augmentation procedures.
Bellafill is considered safe, however, you are still required to have a skin test first before using it. It’s also not recommended for anyone under 21, people with severe allergies, and anyone with a medical condition that causes irregular scarring.
What is Bellafill made from?
Bellafill is an injectable filler made from bovine collagen. Collagen is naturally produced by our bodies. The collagen that is used in Bellafill comes from cows and can help remove acne scars and wrinkles. It provides a lifting effect for your skin and restores its elasticity as well.
Bellafill also includes lidocaine to numb the area where it will be injected and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) to stimulate the natural production of collagen.
How does Bellafill work?
Bellafill, as mentioned earlier, contains bovine collagen and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). PMMA is a thermoplastic material that is purified in order to create microspheres. Each injection also includes an anesthetic called lidocaine to numb the area and prevent you from feeling any discomfort.
When Bellafill is injected into your skin, your body absorbs the collagen and the polymethyl methacrylate microspheres stay in place to provide continuous support for natural collagen production for a long period of time. Studies show that its effect usually lasts for more than 5 years for rejuvenation treatments and up to 1 year for removing acne scars.
The Benefits of Bellafill
If you’re suffering from acne scars, you’re probably looking for some treatment options. If you want to have smoother skin without any surgery, Bellafill is the right option for you.
Here are some of the top benefits of using Bellafill.
1. Removes Acne Scars
Bellafill can help you achieve smoother skin even after scarring. Acne scars can be very traumatic especially for people who are very self-conscious. It’s never a bad idea to look for ways to correct them. Bellafill is the first and only dermal filler that is proven to remove acne scars dramatically. Although other dermal fillers have been around for years, with Bellafill, not only do you get twice the effect of a typical filler, but also long-lasting results.
2. Removes Smile Lines
Don’t let your nasolabial folds stop you from smiling; fill them with Bellafill and smile with confidence again. Bellafill corrects the indentations and offers facial rejuvenation at the same time. Many patients are surprised and amazed with the results after the Bellafill treatment.
3. Immediate Results
After just one session of Bellafill treatment, many patients notice improvements even before they got home. Although it may require you a second session to achieve the best results, you can see immediate results on your first day.
4. Long-Lasting Results
Results are long-lasting with this dermal filler specially designed for removing acne scars and smile lines. So there’s no need for quarterly appointments with Bellafill. You can expect results that last up to 5 years for treating smile lines, and around 1 year for removing acne scars. This filler is the first and only treatment available to offer not just desirable but also long-lasting results.
5. Promotes Natural Collagen Production
Our bodies naturally produce collagen, however, when you reach 20’s, your natural collagen production will decline. You may not notice the effects of a decreased natural collagen production right away, but as you age, you’ll eventually see it.
Bellafill infuses your body with natural collagen to stimulate natural collagen production. After the treatment, you’ll see younger-looking skin, thanks to Bellafill.
How long will Bellafill last?
Bellafill has long-lasting results. The microspheres can continue stimulating natural collagen production for up to 1 year, and the results can last up to 10 years. Patients will not be required for any quarterly appointments or retouches for acne scars. It has no downtime or healing time, so patients can immediately return to their work or their normal daily activity after the treatment.
Risks or Side Effects to Consider
Just like any other procedure or treatment, you may experience side effects after having a Bellafill treatment.
Here are some common side effects after a Bellafill treatment.
● swelling, bruising, or bleeding at the injection area
● skin redness
● lumps or asymmetry
● infection at the injection site
While most of these side effects are usually resolve within the first week, some can last for up to 3 months, but only for rare cases. See your doctor immediately if any of these side effects last more than a week, or if you experience any sign of infection.
Granulomas are a very rare but possible side effect of Bellafill treatment. The chance of any patient having this after the injection is reported to be approximately 0.04 to 0.3 percent.
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Does your acne scar make you lose your self-confidence? If you’re looking for ways to remove your acne scars, Bellafill may be the best solution for you. Visit Simplicity MedSpa to learn more about this long-lasting treatment. Contact us today!