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Bellafill: What is it? Why Get it?

Many patients have been asking about Bellafill treatments for eliminating smile lines or acne scarring. Here’s a look at just what Bellafill is and what it can treat.

What is Bellafill?

Bellafill is an injectable dermal filler that has received FDA approval for the correction and reduction of nasolabial folds (smile lines) and acne scars. It is available to both men and women. It is also considered a near permanent solution that can restore volume and fullness to the skin.

Bellafill contains microspheres that have been enhanced with bovine collagen and lidocaine, a local anesthetic. The microspheres are created from a synthetic material polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). These tiny beads are barely visible to the eye, and are about 30 to 50 microns in size.

The Bellafill Procedure

Prior to the actual injection of Bellafill, patients are required to undergo a skin test to identify any possible allergic reaction to the ingredients. During the procedure, Bellafill will be injected into the treatment site. For acne scar repair, the scars with be released from the “tethers” holding the scar to the skin. After injection, you will experience near immediate visible results. Over time, the PMMA microspheres will remain to create a support system for additional collagen production for lasting improvement.

Bellafill is especially effective on deep, severe acne scars that do not respond to other treatments, which only act on shallow scarring. In some cases, other acne scar treatments, such as laser therapy, are used in conjunction with Bellafill for even more satisfactory results.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?

As with any other injectable dermal filler, you could experience mild redness or swelling at the treatment site, which are usually temporary. In some cases, mild bruising can be experienced. Again, this will usually disappear within a few days. Other side effects include rash or itching, as well as lumps or granulomas, which are easily treated by your doctor.

Dr. Wright, medical director at Laser Lipo and Vein Center says, “We are pleased to have Bellafill available for the treatment of severe acne scars, along with treating those smile lines.” He continues, “We like the immediate results and long lasting effects provided by this product. It is a great option for those people seeking relief from scarring or those unattractive lines and wrinkles.”

If you want to know more about Bellafill and whether it is a good option for you, please contact us at Laser Lipo and Vein. During a complimentary consultation, we will answer any questions you have as to the benefits of Bellafill.