In recent years, dermal fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic solutions on the market. When age and damage from the sun or scarring leave the skin with lines, wrinkles, and flaws, dermal fillers can be used to improve the skin’s surface, recreating a smooth, youthful, healthy appearance. Traditional dermal fillers deliver results that can last six months or longer, but Bellafill offers a longer lasting solution to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars for five years or longer. Learn more about common uses for Bellafill and who makes the ideal candidate for these treatments below.
Bellafill is a dermal filler. Dermal filler treatment is used to replace lost volume and recreate the smooth, full appearance of skin when the body’s slowing collagen production leads to deep smile lines and wrinkles around the mouth or to improve the appearance of skin that has been scarred by acne. Traditional dermal fillers replace lost volume and smooth the appearance of skin that is marred with fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. But, over time, the filler is absorbed, and the skin’s flaws are noticeable again. Bellafill is the only approved filler that actually stimulates collagen production, extending the results of treatment up to five years versus traditional dermal filler treatment that needs to be touched up every four to six months in order for most patients to maintain their results.
After struggling with acne for years, many patients finally get their breakouts under control and look forward to seeing crystal clear, beautiful skin. Unfortunately, they are often disappointed to see a number of scars leaving them less than confident in their appearance. Bellafill allows us to deliver correction for these scars, so patients enjoy the smooth skin they’ve been looking for.
In addition to the therapeutic uses of Bellafill to improve the skin’s appearance of acne scars, we can also offer cosmetic improvement to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Like other injectables, Bellafill delivers instant results but unlike other dermal fillers, the results last longer because Bellafill actually creates a structure that stimulates natural collagen production to extend those results for five years or longer.
Bellafill is right for patients seeking longer-lasting results from their dermal filler treatments. Unlike other dermal fillers that are often dissolved either naturally or medically, Bellafill should be considered a permanent solution because it is not dissolvable. For this reason, it’s important for patients to receive a test treatment before Bellafill is utilized on a larger scale. This allows your dermatologist to ensure you won’t have an adverse response to these dermal filler treatments.
Like other dermal filler treatments, Bellafill is injected under the skin using a small needle. Then, the filler material is molded and shaped to plump up and smooth out pits and lines in the skin’s surface. Bellafill is composed of 20% bovine collagen, and after injection, the body’s natural collagen slowly replaces the bovine collagen, delivering long-lasting, natural results.
Immediately after Bellafill treatment, you may experience some bruising, redness, swelling, or tenderness. These side effects should clear up within a few days of treatment. Less common side effects may include itching, lumps, or infection. Let your dermatologist know right away if you notice any lingering side effects or you are experiencing discomfort, swelling, or signs of infection.
The results of Bellafill treatment for acne scars will usually last a year or longer before retreatment is necessary. Many patients end up maintaining the improved appearance of the skin for years, and for some, Bellafill treatment for acne scarring is permanent. Cosmetic Bellafill therapies typically last five or more years, depending on the body’s ability to produce adequate collagen to maintain the initial fullness.
If you’re interested in dermal filler treatments, including Bellafill, you can get started by completing our online appointment request form. After you submit this form, one of our local office teams will be in contact to help you schedule an appointment to visit one of the U.S. Dermatology Partners locations near your home or office.
*Results may vary by individual