Many dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid—but that’s not the only formula that can address common skin concerns. Made from a type of collagen gel, Bellafill® is an innovative injectable that is designed to provide instantaneous improvement of many visible signs of aging. In addition, Bellafill® offers lasting results that continue long after most dermal fillers have faded. Our board certified facial plastic surgeon utilizes Bellafill® to soften folds around the nose and mouth, minimize the appearance of acne scars, and enhance the skin overall. During your initial consultation, Dr. Eugenie Brunner can let you know if this treatment can help you rejuvenate your appearance and accomplish your cosmetic goals.
Bellafill® is made with a substance called polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA, which is a type of collagen that can fill in creases, firm skin, and rejuvenate the face. Bellafill® is FDA-approved to address smile lines, diminish the appearance of acne scars, and soften other wrinkles as well. Dr. Brunner customizes every treatment plan to optimize your outcome, and she can determine what the best approach will be for your anatomic needs and expressed goals.
What makes Bellafill® different from other fillers?
Bellafill® uses a unique combination of PMMA and bovine protein to stimulate collagen formation and add volume to folds and depressions. Bellafill® is one of the best techniques for long-term softening of acne scars, and it can also be used to contour the cheeks for a fuller, more rejuvenated appearance that looks very natural. Out of an excess of caution, we recommend having a skin test, which we can perform, to check to see if there’s any allergic response to the injectable before treatment. Dr. Brunner can complete the skin test and treat you with another dermal filler during your appointment, so you can get an idea of your results without having to wait for the test to come back.
Since Bellafill® can last as long as five years, it’s very important that patients choose a highly qualified injector like Dr. Brunner to perform the procedure. Experience and technique are essential to achieving the desired outcome and enjoying the effects for as long as they will last. Additionally, Dr. Brunner recommends Bellafill® for patients who have used other cosmetic injectables in the past and found the benefits to be too brief.
What other cosmetic injectables can help address common signs of aging?
Bellafill® can be an excellent method for addressing some of the most common signs of aging without the need for a surgical procedure. This filler also works well when combined with other minimally invasive treatments to achieve more comprehensive aesthetic enhancement. Some of the most popular options include JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and other injectables. Laser therapies can also be utilized to improve the tone and texture of the skin’s surface. As for acne scars, our practice offers a range of laser treatments and other nonsurgical options, such as micro-needling and PRP therapy, that can help correct this issue. Dr. Brunner will review your areas of concern and tailor a treatment plan customized to your needs and desired outcome. The consultation is designed to be a collaborative experience between you and Dr. Brunner, and you’re encouraged to be open and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
What are the benefits of using Bellafill®?
A versatile dermal filler, Bellafill® can soften deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth, also called smile lines. Other benefits Bellafill® can achieve include:
- Reduced visibility of acne scars
- Improved appearance of facial lines
- Softer, smoother, and firmer skin
- Long-lasting results
How long until I see results, and how long will results last?
Like many other dermal fillers, Bellafill® offers immediate improvement in the treated area. Dr. Brunner uses ultra-fine needles to minimize bruising and redness, allowing most patients to return to normal activity, like work and other daily routines, promptly after the procedure. Additionally, Bellafill® continues to work over time, as the collagen helps to firm and to tighten skin for a more youthful look for years to come. Bellafill® also works longer than many other injectables. Many individuals can continue to see effects for up to five years, or more, depending on their unique response. Bellafill® results can also be maintained beyond this estimate with routine treatment.
If you’d like to learn more about Bellafill® or schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner, please reach out to our skilled medical team today.