Bellafill® is a unique injectable collagen filler with micro spheres that can instantly smooth facial wrinkles (nasolabial folds) for beautiful, natural-looking correction that lasts.
Bellafill consists of tiny microspheres blended with a small amount of collagen and a trace dose of anesthetic to relieve mild tenderness after treatment.
When Bellafill is injected under a crease, the microspheres fill in the depression, raising the skin to its normal height.
After 3 months, the injected collagen dissolves, and is replaced by your body’s own collagen which binds the microspheres in place. Because of this “anchoring” effect, Bellafill® can maintain its results for up to 5 years.
Bellafill® can be used to correct facial folds and wrinkles, acne scars, vertical and horizontal frown lines, depressed corners of the mouth and can create fuller lips.
Treatments and corrections are best performed over 2 to 4 treatments with intervals of at least 6 to 8 weeks before repeat injection sessions. This will allow time for the collagen carrier to dissolve and the microspheres to be properly implanted.
In addition to immediately adding volume to the skin to lift wrinkles known as smile lines, Bellafill® re-creates the firm structure of younger-looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen. It is a Health Canada approved dermal filler.
Bellafill® Can Fill In Your Acne Scars
Are you suffering from acne scarring?
Bellafill® adds volume below the scar to lift it to the level of surrounding skin for the smoother skin you’ve dreamed of. The PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) re creates the firm structure of smoother looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen—for lasting results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Bellafill®?
A: Bellafill® is a dermal filler made with collagen gel and PMMA microspheres. Bellafill® re-creates the firm structure of younger-looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen.
Q: What are the microspheres in Bellafill® made of?
A: The microspheres are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), one of the most widely used materials in medicine for 65 years. The tiny microspheres in Bellafill® are half the diameter of a human hair, so small that they are virtually invisible to the eye.
Q: How does it work?
A: The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift. Over time, the collagen is absorbed by the body. The PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a matrix that supports production of the body’s own collagen for lasting correction.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes. The safety profile of Bellafill® is comparable to the temporary fillers you are familiar with and perhaps already using.
Q: What are granulomas?
A: Granulomas are inflammatory reactions that can occur with all fillers and may be treated. Bellafill® was studied in the longest and largest filler safety study ever conducted. The granuloma rate was 1.7% and majority had resolved or improved with treatment by the end of the study.
Q: Will it work for me?
A: In a clinical trial, Bellafill® was shown to work equally well with all skin types, and in men and women. If you have a history of severe allergies, have known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring, tell your provider.
Q: When will I see results?
A: Bellafill® replaces lost volume in the skin below the wrinkle for correction that is immediate and lasting.
Q: What’s the downtime?
A: You can return to normal activities right away. As with any injectable dermal filler, mild swelling and redness can occur at the treatment site that generally subside after 24 hours.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Bellafill® provides a microscopic ‘matrix’ to support your body’s own natural collagen production, and ultimately strengthen the layers of the skin. This provides the support your skin needs for wrinkle correction and younger-looking skin, with results that last. In clinical trials, Bellafill® showed significant improvement in smile lines at 3 months and 6 months after treatment, and continued to show improvement at 12 months.
Side effects of Bellafill include:
- Lumps at the injection site
Bellafill should not be used in:
- Patients showing a positive response to the required Bellafill Skin Test.
- Patients with severe allergies (for example, a history of severe hypersensitivity [anaphylaxis] or a history or presence of multiple severe allergies).
- Patients allergic to lidocaine or cow tissue products, including but not limited to, Injectable and implantable collagen, collagen sponges, and collagen-based sutures. These patients are likely to be hypersensitive to Bellafill.
- Patients undergoing or planning to undergo injections to reduce allergies to meat products.
- Patients with bleeding disorders.
- Patients undergoing or planning to undergo lip enlargement (augmentation) and injection into the red pigment (vermilion) or the wet mucus membrane (mucosa) of the lip.