BellaFill Brings 5 Years of Staying Power to Dermal Fillers

by Dr. Jenny

If you’re a fan of dermal fillers and their transformative, anti-aging effects, you’ve come to anticipate the routine visits to the doc’s office every 6-9 months for touch-ups and the investment required for upkeep.

Now consider a filler that could offer long-lasting correction with enough staying power for five years or more.

That’s where Bellafill comes in.

This innovative facial injectable, which is revolutionizing the aesthetics industry and is now being offered by medical aesthetics practices across the country, is the only FDA-approved dermal filler to safely last up to five years and is used to treat both nasolabial folds (smile lines) and acne scars.

Bellafill’s approval is based on findings from the largest and longest dermal-filler study, involving 1,008 patients in 23 centers across the U.S.

Results showed an 87 percent retention rate in patients injected with Bellafill after five years, as well as strong evidence to support the long-term safety and effectiveness of the treatment.

Unlike the popular hyaluronic acid fillers like Restalyne and Juvederm, Bellafill is not reversible. While the effects of HA fillers, which last between 6-9 months, can be easily reversed using an acid gel to dissolve the hyaluronic acid, there is no such antidote injection to counter the effects of Bellafill.

In fact, it is Bellafill’s unique composition of collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres that lend it such longevity and allow for long-lasting correction in patients.

Once administered, the body absorbs the collagen gradually over time, while the PMMA spheres are left to plump the area.

Similar to what you might expect with other fillers, the most common side effects with Bellafill are redness, swelling, pain and tenderness, while more adverse effects could include lumpiness and granulomas; which is extremely rare.

For first-time users of Bellafill, an allergy test is suggested prior to injection to ensure there are no allergies to the cow collagen in the injectable. Patients should factor this time into their planning if they’re looking to get treated with Bellafill before a big trip or in preparation for a special occasion like a wedding or anniversary.

For those contemplating switching from hyaluronic acid fillers to Bellafill, the biggest perk, aside from the long-lasting results, is the savings in both time and money typically associated with those routine visits to the doctor’s office.

With Bellafill, patients can now expect long-term correction.