What is Bellafill®?
Bellafill is an injectable wrinkle filler that provides long lasting wrinkle correction that feels natural.Bellafill is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers, because it contains unique microspheres that are not absorbed by the body, and provides support your skin needs for natural long lasting results.
Bellafill is made up of 80% purified bovine collagen and 20% polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres, with 0.3% lidocaine for your comfort.Bellafill is in its third generation of product development, the result of 20 years of research. It was approved by the FDA in 2006. It is developed, manufactured and distributed by Suneva Medical, Inc., USA.
How Does It Work?
The collagen in Bellafill provides immediate wrinkle correction, so you don’t have to wait for natural looking results. As the collagen is gradually absorbed by your body, the PMMA microspheres provide a support matrix for enduring wrinkle correction by working together with your own collagen.
Bellafill is indicated for the correction of nasolabial folds. It is not to be used for lip augmentation or injection into the vermillion border or wet portion of the lip.
What Should I Expect?
Treatments are completed during simple, in-office procedures, and are not much different from other temporary filler treatments. Although immediate results for wrinkle correction are seen, optimal correction requires multiple treatments as the collagen component of Bellafill is absorbed. As the support matrix is built up, your body will respond by making more collagen in the area(s) of treatment. Wrinkle correction and volume replacement improves over the course of several months and will better stand the test of time in comparison to temporary fillers.
Bellafill may prove to be more economical over time since it is long-lasting, and convenient due to the decreased number of injections required to maintain the look you love.
Is It Safe?
Bellafill has an excellent safety profile. Patient satisfaction is extremely high with Bellafill, with 91% saying that they were very likely or extremely likely to recommend Bellafill to a friend of family member.
Since Bellafill contains bovine collagen, our doctor will perform a collagen skin test on you, that is recommended one month before your treatment.
The bovine collagen used in Bellafill is sourced from a herd in the United States that is controlled, bred, and monitored according to FDA, ISO and USDA guidelines. The collagen is highly purified.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is one of the most widely used biocompatible synthetic implants used in the human body with a proven safety record in over 60 years of clinical use.