Dr. Timothy Minton and Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery excited to offer Bellafill for acne scars and nasolabial folds
Bellafill is an injectable filler that’s FDA approved to treat certain types of acne scars and nasolabial folds. Dr. Timothy Minton and Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery are excited to offer this minimally-invasive filler to help men and women improve their facial appearance and have more confidence.
HOW IT WORKS
Nasolabial folds, sometimes called “smile lines,” extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Bellafill provides instant smoothness, with long-lasting results. In the longest and largest study ever conducted on dermal fillers, Bellafill was proven to be effective through five years. That means you can enjoy your results for much longer than you would with hyaluronic acid-based fillers.
Bellafill has two main components to treat nasolabial folds:
- Smooth collagen gel (80%) forms the base of Bellafill, creating smooth, supple volume beneath the surface of the nasolabial folds.
- Polymethyl methacylate (PMMA) microspheres (20%) are suspended within the collagen gel. These form a sturdy scaffold where your own natural collagen grows.
Bellafill also is a proven treatment of acne scars. Bellafill yields instant smoothness that you can appreciate as soon as you leave the office, and it’s been clinically proven to last through 12 months in reducing the appearance of acne scars.
Bellafill’s two important components work with your skin for soft smoothness that looks and feels very natural:
- Collagen gel (80%) forms the smooth base of Bellafill, adding instant volume to depressed scars and raising them to a level that’s even with the surrounding skin.
- Polymethyl methacylate (PMMA) microspheres (20%) remain after your body absorbs the collagen gel, supporting the growth of your own natural collagen to supplant it.
Thanks to its two innovative components, Bellafill creates instant results that you can enjoy as soon as you leave the office. As the original collagen gel fades away, your body naturally replaces it with your own collagen around the microspheres, for unparalleled, long-term smoothness.
The best Bellafill candidates are women or men, 21 and older, who are bothered by the look of their nasolabial folds or acne scars.
Bellafill is FDA approved and both its collagen gel and its PMMA microspheres have established records of safety. PMMA is an acrylic material that’s widely used in medicine.
Bellafill is safe for skin of all types and colors. However, an allergy test is required prior to treatment to make sure prospective patients aren’t sensitive to the product.
THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
Bellafill is an outpatient procedure. Treatment begins by cleansing your skin and preparing it for treatment. A series of carefully placed injections then add volume to smooth away acne scars or folds. Your treatment is relatively brief, and there is no downtime, so you may return to normal activities as soon as you leave the treatment session.
Although significant side effects are uncommon, you may experience localized sensations, such as itching, bruising, swelling, redness, discoloration, bumps or increased sensitivity. These effects are typically temporary and will go away on their own.
What is Bellafill and how does it work?
Bellafill is a smooth, collagen gel-based dermal filler that contains tiny PMMA microspheres. The collagen in Bellafill provides immediate volume and lift to correct lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for instant results. Even as the collagen is absorbed by your body, the PMMA microspheres remain in place, creating a “scaffold” that triggers and supports your own natural college production.
What treatment options currently exist for acne scars?
Topical treatments, chemical peels, dermabrasion, microneedling and laser resurfacing are among the current available treatment options for acne scars. However, some of these treatments require longer downtown than Bellafill.
Bellafill is the only filler that’s approved by the FDA to treat acne scars, providing an entirely new treatment choice for patients.
Is Bellafill safe?
Yes. Bellafill is FDA approved and has been proven safe and effective in rigorous clinical studies. Bellafill performed very well in the largest and longest safety study ever conducted on dermal fillers. At the study’s competition, 83 percent of patients were still satisfied with their results five years after treatment.
As with many injectable fillers, you may experience bruising, itchiness, pain, swelling, redness, discoloration, lumpiness, bumps, acne or increased sensitivity at the treatment site. These side effects usually go away by themselves within a few days.
How frequently should you have Bellafill treatment?
In a clinical study on acne scarring, Bellafill remained safe and effective for patients through 12 months. In a separate clinical study on smoothing out nasolabial folds, its safety and effectiveness was established through five years. Your individual treatment plan will take these findings into account and develop a schedule that works best for you.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Our skilled, double-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Timothy Minton is available to discuss Bellafill in greater detail during a consultation at our Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery offices in Savannah and Pooler. Arrange your consultation by contacting us today.