For the first time, there is finally a long-term injectable filler that is very safe and consistent in its results. Bellafill® is a long-term injectable filler that lasts at least 5 years. It is used primarily for volumization of hollow cheeks, temples and lower lid hollows. Bellafill® is also quite effective in treating deep grooves or wrinkles such as the nasolabial smile lines and droopy mouth corners. Additionally, Bellafill® can rejuvenate the hands by restoring lost fat volume and diminishing the appearance unsightly veins on the back of the hands.
A recent FDA study showed that 1009 patients followed over 5 years were still satisfied with their results from Bellafill® 5 years after treatment. The granuloma rate in these 1009 patients was 1.7% which is very low. All of these granulomas resolved without aggressive treatment. Such results provide further evidence of the high safety profile of Bellafill®. Bellafill® has been studied in the largest number of patients of any filler on the U.S. market.
Unlike temporary injectable fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Voluma, Perlane, Restylane® and Sculptra, to name a few, Bellafill does not require as frequent maintenance treatments due to its long term duration. Additionally, Bellafill® works by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen but, you like Sculptra®, Bellafill®’s results are seen immediately following treatment and tend to get better over the following 6-9 months.
Compared to temporary fillers, Bellafill® is more costly upfront. However, because of Bellafill®’s long term duration, it is much more cost-effective as well. If you’re tired to costly and frequent maintenance treatments, Bellafill® may be a great option for you.
One great benefit if Bellafill® is that it is not injected with needles but with very tiny Cannulas that are thinner and smaller than the needles used for injection. Treatment with Cannulas rather than needles creates les trauma and shearing force within the tissues, resulting in less bruising, swelling and discomfort during injectable treatment.
Because Bellafill® is a substance with such smooth consistency, it is less prone to lumps and bumps and can be used in a broader range of aging face areas with fewer regional restrictions than many other fillers. Because of its smooth consistency, the results from Bellafill® also tend to look very natural.
Patients often ask what happens if they don’t like the results of Bellafill® given that it lasts 5 years. It is important to understand that Bellafill® treatment of a given facial area is typically broken up into more than one treatment. The treatment is designed to correct the primary concern by on average 75%. The follow treatment(s) is designed to tweak or gone tune the area. This multi-session approach significantly reduces the chances of unsatisfactory results.
Patients commonly ask if they have enough collagen left in their face for the Bellafill® to stimulate. In fact, you have collagen throughout your facial skin, regardless of age. As we age, the collagen turnover rate slows down so we have a higher percentage of aged collagen compared to when we were younger. Bellafill® stimulates your collagen to give you a higher percentage of younger, newer collagen.