Q: What is Bellafill?
A: Bellafill is an injectable filler for the correction of certain types of acne scars. It contains tiny round, non-resorbable and smooth particles (PMMA microspheres) and 80% purified bovine collagen gel.
Q: How Does Bellafill® Work?
A: The collagen in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift while the PMMA microspheres create a matrix that supports production of the body’s own collagen over time. The microspheres are not absorbed by the body and provide a support matrix for lasting correction.
Q: How long does it last?
A: The PMMA microspheres provide a microscopic ‘matrix’ to support your body’s own natural collagen production, and ultimately strengthen the layers of the skin. It recreates the firm structure of smoother-looking skin for lasting correction. In clinical trials, Bellafill® showed significant improvement in smile lines and acne scars at 6 months after injection, and continued to show improvement at 12 months.
Q: How is Bellafill® different from other dermal Fillers?
A: All other fillers are eventually absorbed by the body. Bellafill is different. The unique microspheres in Bellafill® are not absorbed by the body. These microspheres provide the support your skin needs for wrinkle correction.
Q: When will I see results?
A: Bellafill® replaces lost volume in the skin below the acne scar for results that are immediate and lasting.
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: Are there any possible side effects with Bellafill?
A: As with any injectable wrinkle filler, you can expect mild swelling and reddening at the treatment site. These side effects are usually gone within 24 hours. Occasionally, there is mild bruising that typically disappears in three to seven days. Less common side effects include rash and itching more than 48 hours after treatment, persistent swelling or redness, and increased sensitivity at some or all injection sites.
Q: How Much Does Bellafill® Cost?
A: The amount of Bellafill® required to correct acne scars varies by individual and so does the cost. During your consultation the you will be given an estimate of your treatment costs.