Wrinkles are caused by deep structural changes in the skin that occur with aging. The skin becomes thinner as less collagen is produced. The fat layer beneath the skin shrinks, leaving skin wrinkled and dimpled. Today more patients are discovering an exciting new way to revitalize their skin: Bellafill. This exciting new filler not only replaces volume, but it also helps stimulate growth of internal support structures. The end result is long-term rejuvenation that keeps skin young and fresh for years.
How Does Bellafill Work?
Bellafill is made up of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in a collagen gel. The collagen replaces lost volume and immediately smooths out facial wrinkles, smile lines and crow’s feet. The microspheres settle into the subcutaneous tissue and form a foundation for new collagen growth.
What Problem Areas Can Bellafill Treat?
Bellafill can be used to treat a wide range of facial conditions, including:
- Marionette Lines Around the Chin
- Crow’s Feet Around the Eyes
- Frown Lines Around the Mouth
- Smile Lines Around the Nose
- Worry Lines on the Forehead
Unlike many other fillers, whose effects disappear after a few months, the results from Bellafill are long lasting. A single treatment can reduce wrinkles in a patient’s skin for up to five years.
Bellafill & Acne Scars
In addition to treating wrinkles, Bellafill also provides long-term relief from acne scars. Acne scars are caused by inflammation following an infection in one of your pores. If it’s severe enough, it can damage your skin, preventing it from healing properly and permanently lowering collagen levels around the infected area. This creates dimples, often referred to as pitted acne scars, that patients cannot treat or conceal using traditional skin care products. Fortunately, Bellafill offers a long-term solution. The collagen gel fills in the pitted scars to create a smoother textural complexion. Once injected, the PMMA microspheres are gradually absorbed into the subcutaneous tissue, bolstering existing collagen structures and providing a solid foundation for enhanced collagen production. In many patients this can improve the appearance of acne scars for up to 5 years.