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Bellafill: The Liquid Facelift

Have you heard about Bellafill? This is an exciting new injectable product that is different from many others in the area of cosmetic procedures. Bellafill has been called the “liquid facelift” because of its effectiveness in treating different facial issues.

What Can Bellafill Treat?

Bellafill can be used to treat wrinkles that are caused through volume loss and gravity. These types of wrinkles are a result of natural aging. As the face starts to lose volume, folds and wrinkles start to appear. In addition, the facial fat pads can start to slide, cause lines known as smile lines.   As the Bellafill corrects the volume loss, it also tightens and lifts the skin.

Alternatively, Bellafill is not a treatment for repetitive movement wrinkles. Called dynamic wrinkles, these lines are caused by movements such as squinting or frowning. Fortunately, these types of wrinkles and lines can be treated with injectables such as Botox.

How Does Bellafill Work?

Bellafill is an injectable that is made of bovine collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen will lead to almost immediate results of increased lift and volume. The PMMA microspheres will actually remain in place, creating an effect support system for the skin for the additional collagen production. This two-fold approach will actually provide near permanent results.

The Bellafill Procedure

Because of the ingredient make up of Bellafill, patients will need to undergo a skin test prior to the actually treatment to eliminate the possibility of allergies. A few weeks later, the Bellafill solution will be injected, after which you will experience nearly immediate results, as the collagen will lift and plump the wrinkles or scars. The results will continue to improve over time, as the PMMA beads will continue to support the skin and act as an agent for increased collagen production.

Says Dr. Thomas Wright of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center, “At our clinic, we have found that Bellafill is a very effective procedure to help our patients regain a more youthful look.” If you are interested in Bellafill or any other cosmetic procedures, please give us a call today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.