For people who want to give their skin a more youthful appearance, dermal fillers may be the best option for diminishing deep lines, acne scars, and loss of volume certain areas in the face. There are multiple brands of filler on the market today. Each product offers its own set of benefits. For patients who wish to smooth the skin and achieve long-lasting results, Bellafill® may be the best option.
Composed of collage and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) beads, Bellafill® was originally approved in 2006 for the improvement of nasolabial folds. Its use for the improvement of acne scars was approved in 2014. Doctors also use the filler for general facial lines as well as in nose, cheek, and chin augmentation. People who wish to correct bags under their eyes and achieve the appearance of fuller lips may also wish to consider Bellafill® injections. The patient experiences a longer effect because the PMMA beads remain after the collagen has been reabsorbed. Additionally, the collagen-based injection stimulates the body to produce more of its own collagen.
What Happens During a Bellafill® Procedure
Prior to receiving a Bellafill® injection, the doctor will gather information about the patient’s medical history. If the patient is a good candidate for the injections, the doctor will then test a small section of the patient’s skin by injecting a tiny amount of purified collagen into a spot on the patient’s arm. If the patient does not react adversely, the doctor will proceed with the facial injections. First, the doctor will mark the area of the skin the patient wishes to have treated. Then the doctor will inject the Bellafill® into the area.
A patient may choose to have multiple areas treated during one appointment. Depending on the individual’s case and desired outcome, the doctor may recommend a follow-up treatment scheduled a few weeks after the first.
If you are interested in enhancing your face with a full, more youthful appearance, the professionals at Lincoln Park Aesthetics in Chicago, IL are ready to discuss your options with you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!