Bellafill is a collagen-based dermal filler with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). The collagen gel in the filler provides instant volume and lift to wrinkles and acne scars. Once the Bellafill is in place, the body will reabsorb the collagen over the next few months. The PMMA particles will stay behind to create your own natural collagen.
Bellafill offers a new level of volume rejuvenation to aging skin. First, the purified collagen in Bellafill adds immediate volume to smooth away facial wrinkles. Next, the presence of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres help your skin re-create it’s own firmer, natural structure.
The unique technology in Bellafill provides a support matrix for your skin’s own collagen to build on. Even after the collagen in Bellafill is naturally absorbed by your body, the PMMA microspheres remain in place.
Unlike other dermal fillers available today, the microsphere-enhanced collagen in Bellafill restores rather than just fills lost volume and, over time, will continue to help your skin restore its own firmer structure for younger looking skin by supporting production of your skin’s own collagen.
Bellafill also offers a new level of filler correction in the treatment of certain types of acne scarring. By adding immediate volume to the skin to lift acne scars, it’s ability to help your skin re-create its own firmer structure gives a smooth appearance and lasting results. The results are immediate correction, lasting improvement and beautiful skin.
Bellafill is safe to use in all areas of the face and is Dr. Hansen’s dermal filler of choice when adding full volumization to the face. To find out if Bellafill is right for you call us today to schedule your free consultation.
Frequently Asked Bellafill Questions
What is Bellafill?
How long does Bellafill last?
Bellafill is known to last five years in the nasolabial folds and up to 12 months for acne scars. We feel that it may be longer as it is the production of your own collagen that gives it the longevity.
How does Bellafill work?
Bellafill works by providing immediate and visible volume and lift. Over time, the collagen from the gel is absorbed into the skin leaving behind the polymethyl methacrylate microspheres (PMMA). The microspheres create a base that allows your body to produce additional collagen resulting in smoother-looking skin.
Is Bellafill right for me?
After clinical trials, Bellafill is known to work equally for males and females alike, and for all skin types. If you have any allergies to bovine collagen, are known to be allergic to lidocaine, have a bleeding disorder, or are known to have thick or excessive scar formation, please notify our staff and/or Dr. Hansen.
Is Bellafill safe?
Yes, Bellafill is safe. It has been proven safe in a five year study, which is one of the longest and largest studies for dermal fillers. Studies have shown that it has fewer side effects than many other short lasting fillers.
How soon can I see results from Bellafill?
Bellafill will result in Immediate improvement in the treated areas.
What is the downtime associated with Bellafill?
You can return to your normal activities right after your Bellafill injections. Temporary symptoms may occur to include swelling, redness, pain, bruising, lumps or bumps, itching and discoloration at the injection site. Most of these will resolve in 24 hours. Bruising may last up to one week.
Who can receive Bellafill?
Anyone over the age of 21 can receive Bellafill. Any skin color may be treated. We do feel that there a few patients that may want to use other fillers. Smokers, those on chronic steroids, and individuals with certain autoimmune disorders should not receive Bellafill.
How much does Bellafill cost?
Our current price for Bellafill is one to two syringes is $900 each, two to four syringes is $800 each and five or more syringes is $700 each.
What is the difference between Bellafill and ArteFill?
Bellafill was cleared by the FDA in October 2016 under the trade name Artefill. The name was later changed to Bellafill for rebranding purposes in the United States.