APT Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer Bellafill® - a unique injectable collagen filler with microspheres that instantly restores facial volume for beautiful, long-lasting results. It is particularly effective at reducing nasolabial folds (the “smile lines” that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth), and in the United States is the only filler indicated to reduce acne scarring.
What is Bellafill® And How Is It Unique?
Bellafill® is a smooth injectable gel containing 80% purified collagen and 20% polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The PMMA re-creates the firm structure of younger skin by supporting the production of your body’s own collagen.
Bellafill® offers a new level of filler rejuvenation. Unlike other dermal fillers, Bellafill® restores rather than just fills, for natural enduring results. Clinical studies show that visible results from Bellafill® can last through five years, making it an ideal choice for patients seeking fewer injections with long-term results.
How Does Bellafill® Work?
Bellafill® replaces lost volume in the skin below wrinkles or skin folds. The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume correction and lift. Over time, the collagen is absorbed by the body while the PMMA microspheres remain in place. This creates a matrix that supports production of the body’s own collagen for continued improvement and lasting correction.
What Should I Expect During a Bellafill® Treatment?
Before proceeding with a treatment, one of our nurse injectors will meet with you to discuss your goals and desired outcomes, and determine if you are a candidate for Bellafill®.
Bellafill® is an injectable gel that is administered using a fine needle or cannula. It contains a local anaesthetic called lidocaine, which creates a more comfortable experience for the patient. Following a Bellafill® treatment, some patients may experience slight redness, swelling, or bruising at the treated area. These effects are temporary, can be covered with makeup, and will diminish over the next week. If you are prone to bruising it is recommended that you abstain from alcohol, Advil® (ibuprofen), Aspirin® (ASA), and vitamin E for 3-4 days prior to your appointment. You may also begin taking Arnica supplements, if desired.
Benefits of Bellafill®
Bellafill® offers immediate volume correction and lasting improvement with visible results through five years.
- Satisfied patients. In a consumer study, 91% of patients were likely to recommend Bellafill®. At the end of five years, 83% of patients were satisfied to very satisfied with their nasolabial fold correction.
- The PMMA in Bellafill® helps to replace lost collagen by working with the body’s natural processes.
- Bellafill® contains lidocaine, a localized pain reliever to ensure patient comfort.
- Bellafill® is a simple in-office treatment with little to no downtime. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.