Q: What is Bellafill®?
A: Bellafill® is a smooth collagen-based dermal filler with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift to correct the wrinkle/nasolabial fold and/or acne scar. The PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a base that provides structural support for smoother-looking skin.
Q: Will it work for me?
A: In a clinical trial, Bellafill® was shown to work equally well with all skin types, and in men and women. If you have had a positive reaction to the Bellafill Skin Test, have a history of severe allergies, have known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, have bleeding disorders or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring, you should not receive Bellafill.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Bellafill® has been proven safe through 5 years in the largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever conducted.
Q: What’s the downtime?
A: You can return to normal activities right away. You may experience temporary swelling, redness, pain, bruising, lumps/bumps, itching, and discoloration at the treatment site. These side effects are usually transient and typically resolve within 1–7 days.
Q: Who can receive treatment with Bellafill®?
A: Patients must be 21 years of age or older, and receive the required negative skin test prior to treatment. In clinical studies, Bellafill® was shown to work in all skin types, and in men and women. If you have had a positive reaction to the Bellafill Skin Test, have a history of severe allergies, have known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, have bleeding disorders, or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring, you should not receive Bellafill. Please consult with your physician and refer to the Instructions for Use for a full list of contraindications.
Q: How much does Bellafill® cost?
A: The cost of Bellafill® varies depending on how many syringes are required to obtain optimal correction. Your licensed provider can personalize a treatment plan that fits your time and budget during your consultation.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Satisfaction and effectiveness for the correction of nasolabial folds have been established through 5 years. Effectiveness for the correction of acne scars has been proven through 12 months.
Bellafill® Acne Scar Correction
Q: What is the physical and emotional impact of acne scars?
A: Acne is the most common skin disorder in the U.S., affecting up to 40–50 million Americans. A significant number of acne sufferers go on to develop devastating scarring. Physician and patient market research shows relatively low satisfaction with many treatments, and patients having to make trade-offs between efficacy, longevity, safety, downtime, and cost.
Scars are more than skin deep, and have been shown to cause high levels of anxiety and self-consciousness.
In an independent study 92% of people said if their acne scars were healed, it would restore or improve their self-confidence.
Now with Bellafill®, acne scar sufferers have a new treatment choice approved by the FDA that is proven to be safe and effective with minimal to no downtime.
Juvederm™ injectable gel is a next-generation dermal filler. It is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially those around the nose and mouth, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds: the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
Over recent years, hyaluronic acid has emerged as what some call a “miracle compound” for filling in wrinkles and facial contouring. New studies show how crossed-linked hyaluronic acid promotes collagen deposition in the deeper part of the skin, which helps thicken the skin and provide more longevity. Meaning, it temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face that feels very natural.
Juvederm™ is a hyaluronic acid in the form of viscoelastic gel, which is transparent and homogeneous. That gives it four major benefits:
Based on your specific needs and desired results, you will be treated with one of the following formulations:
BOTOX® Cosmetic provides a quick and effective remedy for the facial lines and wrinkles produced by age, stress, worry, and environmental factors. These are called dynamic wrinkles and are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles that occur every time you smile, laugh or frown. Dynamic lines can give people a tired, angry or sad appearance even when they aren’t necessarily experiencing those emotions. While you may have earned every one of your worry lines, you don’t have to show them anymore.
Subtle “expression” lines and more advanced furrows can be quickly and significantly reduced using BOTOX® Cosmetic.