Sun exposure, time, and the natural aging process can cause the skin to become less than youthful in appearance. The skin can sag and wrinkle, especially in the lower half of the face. A wonderful option to erasing those signs of aging is Bellafill dermal filler — previously marketed as Artefil. This is an exciting new dermal filler treatment in the world of injectables, as it can add volume immediately to lift wrinkles, as well as fill in and plump up nasolabioal folds or smile lines.
Bellafill dermal filler is an injectable gel comprised of purified collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen gives immediate lift and volume results, while the PMMA microspheres create a base to provide structural support for smoother looking skin.
Rather than just filling in the lines, Bellafill actually restores the skin and immediately adds volume to smooth out those pesky smile lines, also known as marionette lines. It also creates a firmer skin structure to produce younger looking skin with long-lasting results. Bellafill is designed to be a long lasting dermal filler thanks to its unique formula.
While Bellafill is similar to other dermal filler treatments, it does require a skin test to identify patients who may be allergic to bovine collagen or lidocaine (used to minimize discomfort during the procedure.) The majority of patients experience no allergic reactions. This test is done about two to four weeks prior to the injection procedure.
After the initial skin test, Bellafill will be injected into the treatment area after which you will see near immediate results. The amount of Bellafill injected will depend on the severity of the wrinkles being treated.
A follow-up appointment is suggested about four to six weeks after the initial treatment. This consultation will let you choose whether you need additional treatment. You may see immediate results after the treatment, and you can return immediately to your normal routine. As with any other dermal filler, you may experience some temporary pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site.
Says Dr. Thomas Wright of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center, “We have seen excellent results from Bellafill and we are especially pleased with the long lasting dermal filler results.” If you wish to get rid of those pesky lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth, give us a call at Laser Lipo and Vein Center. We will schedule a no-obligation, complimentary consultation to discuss Bellafill and other available options to help you regain your youthful look.