Treatment with Bellafill® is very similar to treatment with conventional fillers. This new injectable immediately adds volume to wrinkles known as smile lines for a smoother, more youthful appearance. In addition, Bellafill® re-creates the firm structure of younger-looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen.
Not only does Bellafill® treat smile wrinkles, but is also a great cure for acne scarring. It adds volume below the scar to lift it to the level of surrounding skin, thus erasing depressed acne scars. The injectable gel is comprised of 80% purified collagen and 20% PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres. The microspheres are half the diameter of a human hair, so small that they are virtually invisible to the eye. Through this technology, Bellafill® restores rather than just fills for natural, enduring results. In a pivotal clinical study on nasolabial fold correction, effectiveness was observed out to 12 months (unblinded). (Primary effectiveness endpoint was at 6 months.)
Because Bellafill® injections result in the natural formation of collagen, they provide improvement that reportedly can last 5 years or more. Although allergies to injections are extremely rare, you will have a skin test prior to treatment to ensure that an adverse reaction does not occur.