Cosmetic surgery has been the go-to for the youthful appearance of toned skin and minimal wrinkles. Facelifts, eyelid lifts, nose augmentation are popular and trusted ways men and women have improved their appearance and kept aging skin at bay. These methods are invasive, painful, and expensive, and the recovery time can take weeks with ugly bruising and possible scarring. With the development of dermal fillers, however, cosmetic surgeons have been trading their scalpels for syringes, choosing to give their patients alternative methods for treating wrinkles, loss of firmness, and other age-revealing skin concerns. The hottest, most effective dermal filler, Bellafill®, is THE filler giving facelifts and other surgical procedures the boot!
Quick, painless, scarless, and knifeless, Bellafill® gives patients immediate results for a fraction of the cost of surgical procedures, and the results last UP TO 5 YEARS! Read on to see what Bellafill can do for you!
What is Bellafill® ?
Bellafill®, formerly Artefill®, is an injectable, long-lasting– possibly permanent– injectable soft tissue filler used since 2006 to treat nasolabial folds. In 2014, Bellafill® was approved by the FDA to treat certain types of moderate to severe acne scars, and has also been used successfully for lip augmentation and other wrinkles. Now, it is available to YOU to treat many more targeted zones!
Bellafill® is the only “permanent” soft tissue filler approved for use in the U.S.. It is a collagen-based hybrid gel filler consisting of synthetic microspheres of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) suspended in bovine collagen. This gel also contains a local anesthetic to provide pain relief with the initial injection. PMMA is a biocompatible material used for over 65 years in medical implants and other devices.
Wait! The results are immediate and help me use my own collagen?
Yes! Because the microspheres stay in place upon injection, the results are immediate! This base of microspheres lay a foundation for immediate volume and lift! As the collagen is absorbed over time, the base created by the PMMA microspheres remains; and more of your own, naturally created collagen is allowed to develop and give you smoother-looking skin.
Safer than cosmetic surgery? Practically painless?
Besides being less invasive and not involving the cutting and stretching of skin, Bellafill®’s painless injections have quick recovery time and are FDA approved! Patients have been using Bellafill® since 2006 for nasolabial folds (those smile lines from your nostrils to the corners of your mouth), and deep acne scars since 2014. Doctors are now treating patients for many concerns such as eye troughs, hands, nose contouring, chin lines and marionette, scars and skin depressions, and more.
Women AND men have benefited from Bellafill®! The FDA has approved the use of Bellafill® for acne scars on patients 21 and over, and it is not recommended for patients under 18, pregnant, or breastfeeding. Also, patients with cysts, acne, rashes, or infection in the treatment injection site will want to postpone treatment. Because the filler contains a local anesthetic and PMMA, an allergy test will be conducted. Your provider will also go over any risks associated with Bellafill®, which include redness, swelling, lumpiness, and sensitivity at the injection site. Only you and your provider can decide if Bellafill® is the right treatment for you.
Bellafill® lasts how long?!
Perhaps the most exciting thing to know is that, unlike Juvederm® and Restylane®, Bellafill® is long-lasting– up to five years depending on the targeted zone– if not PERMANENT! The results are immediate with little to no downtime. A typical treatment is approximately 15 minutes, and you will walk out of the office with immediate results. What is even better, is that these long-lasting results typically only need one to two treatments! That means fewer injections, fewer returns to the doctor’s office.
Eterna Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, will also review the cost of Bellafill® as well as financing and payment plans available. The good news is that fewer treatments are needed with Bellafill®, and the results are longer-lasting than the other dermal fillers on the market. This means you get more THRILL for the FILL!
At Eterna Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, we are excited to offer the new filler sure to give long-lasting results for many different facial zones and concerns. Bellafill® is THE hottest filler on the market Let us tell you about the specials for the month and help you on your way to smoother, more youthful looking skin!