Do you want to lift and smooth your smile lines but are tired of going in for multiple treatments a year? Do you want to rid your face of scars left behind from acne and pimples? If so, Bellafill® may be the treatment for you. The FDA approved injectable solution works with your body to produce new collagen for beautiful, natural looking results that last.
What Is BELLAFILL®?
Bellafill® is an injectable filler that’s FDA approved to treat the nasolabial folds, or smile lines, and certain types of acne scars. Bellafill® yields instant smoothness that you can appreciate as soon as you leave the office. Its two important components work with your skin for soft smoothness that looks and feels very natural:
• Collagen gel (80%) forms the smooth base of Bellafill®, creating smooth, supple volume beneath the surface of your skin.
• Polymethyl methacylate (PMMA) microspheres (20%) remain after the body absorbs the collagen gel, supporting the growth of your own natural collagen to supplant it.
Thanks to its 2 innovative components, Bellafill® creates instant results that you can enjoy as soon as you leave the office. As the original collagen gel fades away, your body naturally replaces it with your own collagen around the microspheres, for unparalleled long-term smoothness.
BellaFill® for acne scars
Bellafill® is the only FDA-approved dermal filler for the correction of moderate to severe atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheeks in patients 21 and over. Distensible scars smooth out when you tug on them; atrophic scars are pitted or depressed in the skin. Bellafill® has been proven to provide both immediate and lasting results in rigorous clinical studies, with demonstrated effectiveness, safety, and high rates of patient satisfaction.
BellaFill® for nasolabial folds
Bellafill® is an injectable filler that’s FDA approved to treat nasolabial folds. These folds, sometimes called “smile lines,” extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Bellafill® provides instant smoothness, with long-lasting results: In the longest and largest study ever conducted on dermal fillers, Bellafill® was proven to be effective through five years. That means that you can enjoy your results for much longer than you would with hyaluronic acid-based fillers.
Good Candidates for BELLAFILL®
The best Bellafill® candidates are women or men, 21 and older, who are bothered by the look of their nasolabial folds and wish to avoid the regular touch-up treatments associated with other fillers. Patients, 21 and older, suffering from deep acne scarring are also good candidates.
Bellafill® is safe for skin of all types and colors. However, an allergy test is required prior to treatment to make sure prospective patients aren’t sensitive to the product.
If you have any questions, please call Birmingham Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Karaca. He will be able to provide you with more specific details about Bellafill® and help you map the right plan to achieve your cosmetic goals.
If you live in and around Detroit, Farmington Hills and the surrounding communities of Michigan, and you’ve started to notice smile lines or want to remedy long-term acne scars, Bellafill® can help provide smoothness and volume to your skin that is instant and lasting. Contact Birmingham Plastic Surgery today for your consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Bellafill® Safe?
Yes. Bellafill® is FDA approved and has been proven safe and effective in rigorous clinical studies. Bellafill® performed very well in the largest and longest safety study ever conducted on dermal fillers. At the study’s completion, 83% of patients were still satisfied with their results 5 years after treatment.
As with many injectable fillers, you may experience bruising, itchiness, pain, swelling, redness, discoloration, lumpiness, bumps, acne, or increased sensitivity at the treatment site. These side effects usually go away by themselves within a few days.
How frequently should you have Bellafill® treatments?
In a clinical study on acne scarring, Bellafill® remained safe and effective for patients through twelve months. In a separate clinical study on smoothing out nasolabial folds (smile lines), its safety and effectiveness was established through five years. Your individual treatment plan will take these findings into account and develop a schedule that works best for you.
What treatment options currently exist for acne scars?
Topical treatments, chemical peels, dermabrasion, microneedling, and laser resurfacing are among the current available treatment options for acne scars. However, some of these treatments may require significant downtime. In some cases, results can take time to emerge — and other treatments often lack rigorous, controlled data to support their safety or efficacy.
Bellafill® is the only filler that’s approved by the FDA to treat acne scars, providing an entirely new treatment choice for patients.
How long does it take to see results?
Bellafill® creates a lasting improvement in your skin by smoothing out the lines around the nasolabial folds. There’s no required downtime after your treatment with Bellafill®. You can return to your normal routine immediately.