Why is Bellafill is considered as long lasting filler?
Bellafill® is an FDA approved collagen dermal filler for the correction of nasolabial folds or smile lines. Because it is an injectable collagen filler with microspheres and as a result it can continue to stimulate the collagen for a long time.
The injectable gel is comprised of 80% purified bovine collagen and 20% PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres. These microspheres stimulate the fibroblasts to produce more collagen producing natural results.
Treatment with Bellafill® is very similar to treatment with conventional injectable fillers. One of the main difference is that Bellafill® requires a skin test in the United States to identify those patients who may have an allergy to bovine collagen.
What are the 3 steps for Bellafill treatment?
First Appointment: Your skin test. A small amount of purified bovine collagen gel is injected in the forearm to ensure you have no adverse reactions to bovine collagen and/or lidocaine.
Second appointment: Four weeks later, if there have been no adverse reactions to the initial test, you are ready for treatment. Upon injection, you will usually see an immediate improvement in lines and wrinkles. The amount of Bellafill® required will depend on the severity of the lines/wrinkles being addressed.
Third appointment: A follow-up is suggested at 4-6 weeks. This also allows you to decide if you would like to further enhance or correct the area.
What areas are not meant for Bellafill?
In contrast to other HA fillers Bellafill is not suggested for lip and under the eye area.
If you’re looking to add volume with Bellafill® performed by a physician in and around Peabody and Boston, request a consultation online, or contact us at (978) 854-5035 to schedule your appointment.
ShanthalaMD Medspa and Laser Center is one of the first practices to introduce Bellafill to the Northshore area. Bellafill® is performed by Dr. Shanthala a board-certified physician. Read the stories from our happy patients.