Bellafill® is a dermal filler used to minimize the appearance of skin folds and acne scars, creating a younger, fresher appearance. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, offers Bellafill® to people living in and around Boca Raton, FL, to help them feel better about themselves.
What is Bellafill®?
Bellafill® is an injectable filler that provides a non-surgical skin fold removal and acne scar treatment option that fills in deep lines between the nose and mouth and addresses acne scarring by plumping and smoothing visible skin. It is a purified version of collagen, a material naturally occurring in the body, with the addition of safe, synthetic PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres that are extremely tiny (the diameter is the same as a hair). When Bellafill® is used, the result is a long lasting, plumped up skin surface.
Benefits of Bellafill®
Bellafill® (formerly called ARETFILL®) is effective at treating deeper folds and creases in the face, such as nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the mouth.
It also offers the following benefits:
- Immediate results that improve over time
- No downtime or recovery
- Virtually painless as it contains lidocaine
- Long-lasting results – up to five years
Is Bellafill® Right for Me?
If you have significantly deeper wrinkles and folds that may require more maintenance and want a treatment that requires much less follow-ups, Bellafill® may be right for you.
How Does Bellafill® Work?
When Bellafill® is injected just below the surface of the skin, the collagen immediately fills acne scar depressions and deep folds between the nose and mouth. The PMMA microspheres provide a framework for the body to build around, creating new natural collagen and providing results that last longer than with most fillers.
Preparing for Bellafill®
Bellafill® requires a preliminary appointment four weeks prior to treatment to test the collagen PMMA gel at an injection site on the arm to ensure there will be no allergic reaction. Once the waiting period is over, the patient can return for treatment. No extra anesthesia is needed for the administration of Bellafill® injections, as the gel includes a tiny dose of cooling, numbing lidocaine. Most treatments consist of multiple injections in the area where facial rejuvenation is desired, specifically the folds between the nose and mouth, and any areas scarred and depressed by acne. Patients normally experience only slight swelling, redness, or tenderness, which lasts less than seven days.
How is the Recovery from Bellafill®?
There is no recovery following the treatments. Most patients go back to work and their normal activities immediately following the procedure. Additionally, they notice a significant difference in appearance immediately after treatment.
Depending on the amount of facial rejuvenation desired, one to two Bellafill® treatments are scheduled four to six weeks apart. Bellafill® treatments are long lasting – up to five years for some patients.
How Much Does Bellafill® Cost?
The cost of Bellafill® depends on several factors, including the extent of the area to be treated and how many injections it takes to achieve the desired look. During a consultation, Dr. Man discusses the cost as well as payment options and financing.
What Do I Do Next?
If you have deeper creases and folds around the nose and mouth or significant wrinkles and lines on the face and want a treatment that does not require as much maintenance as some fillers, you may want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Man. He evaluates your skin and overall health in addition to testing you for any reactions to the ingredients found in Bellafill® to make sure you can tolerate it. The testing takes a few weeks, so the actual treatment must wait until he determines you can receive Bellafill®.
Bellafill® is an injectable filler used to treat deep creases, folds, and wrinkles in the face. Florida board-certified plastic surgeon Daniel Man, M.D., uses Bellafill® and other dermal fillers and injectables on the residents of Boca Raton, FL, and surrounding cities to create a more youthful appearance. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.