You may have heard about Bellafill® from friends or family members—but maybe you haven’t. Cosmetic injectables like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic can soften wrinkles quickly with little downtime. One of the drawbacks for many patients, however, is that these treatments are often very short-lived. Bellafill® is different. This innovative dermal filler offers immediate results with little to no downtime, and it can last up to five years.
Bellafill® is FDA-approved to address nasolabial folds, often called “smile lines,” which run from the outside of the nose to the mouth. Additionally, this injectable can be used to treat acne scars, contour the cheeks, and stimulate collagen formation in the treated area. The secret to its long-lasting effects is the formula. A special type of collagen called PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) is combined with bovine protein to achieve soft, natural-looking results that persist for many years. Since the outcome should continue for an extended period of time, our board certified facial plastic surgeon recommends that only patients with a history of injectable treatment should consider this procedure. Furthermore, Dr. Eugenie Brunner emphasizes that with such enduring effects, choosing an experienced and qualified injector is paramount.
If you’re interested in learning more about Bellafill®, or if you want to talk to Dr. Brunner about your cosmetic goals, please contact our team to schedule a consultation.