Bellafill Long Lasting Collagen Wrinkle Treatment
Bellafill is the only microsphere-enhanced collagen filler for the correction of facial lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Whereas temporary dermal fillers are eventually absorbed by your body and require frequent injections, the unique microspheres contained within Bellafill are not absorbed by the body, providing the support structure your skin needs for a smooth, natural look.
Once Bellafill is injected into the deep portion of the skin under a wrinkle, the collagen in Bellafill visibly corrects that wrinkle. Over time the collagen is absorbed by the body, but the microspheres remain intact, providing support for your skin. Although the procedure takes a few minutes to administer, you will receive an anesthetic to lessen the pain. There is no downtime for Bellafill, but results are immediate and will improve over time.
Benefits of Bellafill in Atlanta, GA
Bellafill is a collagen dermal filler that is employed for the purpose of addressing nasolabial folds (smile lines), acne scars, and facial wrinkles. It offers long-lasting results by utilizing PMMA microspheres of polymethyl methacrylate, which are not absorbed by the body. This unique combination of microspheres and collagen provides support to the skin to produce a smooth, natural look.
Bellafill is different from other injectable fillers in that it contains collagen, which stimulates collagen production in the body. This helps to improve the skin’s texture over time and reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles and acne scars. Additionally, Bellafill contains hyaluronic acid, which attracts water molecules into the skin for added hydration. This helps reduce wrinkles while providing moisture-rich nourishment to the skin.
Overall, Bellafill offers a safe and effective treatment for wrinkle reduction and acne scar correction with long-lasting results and minimal downtime or discomfort.
The Process of Getting Bellafill in Atlanta, GA
The process of getting Bellafill in Atlanta, GA, begins with a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During the consultation, the surgeon will assess your facial features and discuss your goals for treatment. If Bellafill is deemed an appropriate solution to treat your wrinkles and acne scars, you will be scheduled for an appointment for the dermal filler injection.
During the treatment session, a combination of bovine collagen and hyaluronic acid will be injected into the skin using a very fine needle. The bovine collagen provides immediate support to improve wrinkles, while the hyaluronic acid helps attract moisture into the skin for added hydration. After the injection, you may experience mild swelling or bruising at the injection site, but this should subside in a few days.
Bellafill works by stimulating natural collagen production in the body over time which then helps reduce wrinkles and acne scars. It also provides long-term results that are not achieved with other temporary cosmetic treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers. After your treatment session, you can resume normal activities right away, and no downtime is required.
Overall, Bellafill offers safe and effective wrinkle reduction with long-lasting results that are not achieved by other permanent fillers on the market today. If you are looking to address facial acne scars or wrinkles in Atlanta, GA, then consider Bellafill as an excellent option to achieve your desired outcome!
Why Choose Dr. DeJoseph
Dr. DeJoseph received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology, graduating Cum Laude in his class at King’s College. Subsequently, he received his doctorate of medicine from the College of Medicine at Penn State.
Dr. DeJoseph completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and was one of only 38 surgeons selected worldwide to undergo further specialty training in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery in affiliation with Emory University here in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. DeJoseph is triple board certified in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery & laser surgery. He is a frequent lecturer to professional and civic groups, contributing author, and winner of many academic awards.
Bellafill is a dermal filler that utilizes bovine collagen and PMMA microspheres of polymethyl methacrylate to provide support to the skin. The bovine collagen immediately improves wrinkles, while the microspheres provide long-term support. Additionally, the hyaluronic acid in Bellafill attracts moisture into the skin for added hydration which also helps reduce wrinkles over time. This unique combination of ingredients provides natural and long-lasting results that are not achievable with other temporary injectables such as Botox or dermal fillers.
Yes, Bellafill is a safe and effective dermal filler for addressing facial wrinkles and acne scars. Clinical studies have shown that it has a safety profile similar to other injectables on the market today. The active ingredients in Bellafill are biocompatible and non-toxic, meaning they are not absorbed by the body. Additionally, this dermal filler has been approved by the FDA since 2006 and has been deemed safe for use in adults over 21 years of age.
Bellafill distinguishes itself from temporary fillers in that it offers long-term results. Unlike other dermal fillers, which provide only temporary improvement, Bellafill works by stimulating natural collagen production in the body, which can help improve wrinkles and acne scars over time. Additionally, the hyaluronic acid in Bellafill attracts moisture into the skin for added hydration and improved skin texture. These unique properties allow Bellafill to provide more natural and long-lasting results than other injectable treatments on the market today.
No. Some people are not good candidates for Bellafill.
Bellafill is contraindicated in those who:
• have a positive reaction to the Bellafill skin test
• have a history of severe allergies and hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis)
• are allergic to the anesthetic (lidocaine) in Bellafill
• have a history of allergies to any collagen products
• are prone to thick scarring (hypertrophic) formation and/or excessive scarring (keloid)
• are undergoing or planning to undergo desensitization injections to meat products
Like with other fillers, it is common to encounter slight swelling and redness in the treated area. These side effects are usually gone within 24 hours. In some cases, there may be slight bruising which generally resolves within three to seven days. Less common side effects include the occurrence of a rash and itching that may manifest more than 48 hours after the treatment, along with persistent swelling or redness and increased sensitivity at one or multiple injection sites. Two additional uncommon potential side effects that can occur with any dermal fillers are the formation of lumps and granulomas. However, it’s important to note that these issues can be effectively addressed by your physician.
Patients typically see results with Bellafill immediately after treatment, and these results can last for up to 5 years. The immediate increase in volume from the bovine collagen helps improve wrinkles and acne scars right away. Over time, the PMMA microspheres provide a supportive matrix that stimulates natural collagen production, which further augments the skin’s structure resulting in long-term improvement.
With proper placement, Bellafill may not be felt after treatment. You will see the results immediately and be able to return to your normal daily activities.
Studies have shown that patients injected with microsphere-enhanced collagen, still reflect a natural appearance in both their overall facial appearance as well as in the area treated 5 years from their initial treatment. These patients were surveyed and had a 90% satisfaction rating related to their wrinkle correction and experience with Bellafill.
The skin test is a safety precaution to ensure that you are not allergic to the collagen or anesthetic in Bellafill.
Several clinical studies were conducted in the United States to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the microsphere dermal filler technology. The data from our clinical trials were subject to a full and open review in a public hearing by an FDA review panel. Bellafill was approved by the FDA in October 2006.