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Bellafill® is FDA approved for the correction of facial wrinkles known as nasolabial folds, or smile lines, in patients over the age of 21 years.
Bellafill® is a unique injectable collagen filler with microspheres that can instantly smooth facial wrinkles (nasolabial folds) for beautiful, natural-looking correction that lasts.
HOW DOES BELLAFILL WORK?
Bellafill® offers a new level of filler rejuvenation. The injectable gel is comprised of 80% purifed collagen and 20% PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres. The collagen immediately adds volume to smooth away facial wrinkles known as smile lines, and the polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres help your skin re-create its own firmer structure for beautiful, younger-looking skin and lasting results.
IS BELLAFILL RIGHT FOR ME?
It’s a difference you can feel.
Treatment with Bellafill® is very similar to treatment with conventional fillers. Bellafill® immediately adds volume to wrinkles known as smile lines for a smoother, more youthful appearance. In addition, Bellafill® re-creates the firm structure of younger-looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen.
THE BEAUTIFUL BENEFITS OF BELLAFILL
- Immediate correction and lasting improvement for facial wrinkles known as smile lines.
- A simple, in-office treatment with little to no downtime. You can immediately resume your normal daily activities.
- PMMA helps replace lost collagen by working with your body’s natural processes.
- Injection comfort with 0.3% lidocaine.
- Proven safety profile.
Interested in learning more about BELLAFILL?
Call us for a free consultation, 847-818-7700, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Olga Zarkh, MD today.
What is Bellafill®?
If you want an injectable wrinkle filler that provides lasting wrinkle correction, ask your Licensed Provider about Bellafill®.
Bellafill® is an FDA and Health Canada approved dermal filler for the correction of facial wrinkles known as nasolabial folds or smile lines. It is a unique, injectable collagen filler with microspheres that can instantly smooth facial wrinkles (nasolabial folds) for beautiful, natural-looking results that last.
If you are ready to stop constantly filling and start replacing, Bellafill may be right for you.
Reasons to Choose Bellafill®
How Bellafill® Works:
Bellafill® replaces lost volume in the skin below the wrinkle for results that are immediate and lasting. The injectable gel is comprised of 80% purified collagen and 20% PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres (add Lemperle reference).
Bellafill keeps on working:
Bellafill® is different. It restores rather than just fills for natural enduring results. In clinical studies, efficacy was observed out to 12 months.* (Primary efficacy endpoint was at 6 months)
Bellafill® is an exceptional cosmetic treatment
Bellafill® offers a new level of filler rejuvenation. In addition to immediately adding volume to smooth away facial wrinkles known as smile lines, Bellafill® helps your skin re-create its own firmer structure for beautiful, younger-looking skin and lasting results.*
What to Expect with Bellafill® Treatment
Treatment with Bellafill® is very similar to treatment with conventional injectable fillers. The main difference is that Bellafill® requires a skin test in the United States to identify those patients who may have an allergy to bovine collagen or lidocaine. Lidocaine is provided to minimize discomfort during injection.
First Appointment: Your skin test. A small amount of purified bovine collagen gel is injected in the forearm to ensure you have no adverse reactions to bovine collagen and/or lidocaine.
Second appointment: Four weeks later, if there have been no adverse reactions to the initial test, you are ready for treatment. Upon injection, you will usually see immediate improvement to lines and wrinkles. The amount of Bellafill® required will depend on the severity of the lines/wrinkles being addressed.
Third appointment: A follow-up is suggested at 4-6 weeks. This also allows you to decide if you would like to further enhance or correct the area.
Enjoy a youthful look that lasts.
Bellafill® contains lidocaine to lessen the discomfort from the procedure. With proper placement, Bellafill® cannot be felt after treatment. You may see immediate results in wrinkle correction and can return to your normal daily activities after the procedure.
As with any injectable filler, you may experience temporary pain, swelling and reddening at the treatment site. These side effects are usually gone within a few days. Occasionally, there is transient bruising that typically disappears within 7 days. Less common side effects include rash and itching more than 48 hours after treatment, persistent swelling or redness, and increased sensitivity at injection sites. Two other rare potential side effects of all fillers may be lumps and granulomas, both of which may be treated by your Licensed Provider.
Be sure to call your Licensed Provider immediately if you notice any unusual skin reactions around the treatment area.
Bellafill® is FDA and Health Canada approved for the correction of facial wrinkles known as nasolabial folds or smile lines. Patients who have a positive reaction to the Bellafill skin test, a history of severe allergies, known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring should not receive Bellafill®. Mild swelling and redness can occur at the treatment site but generally subside after 24 hours. The safety of Bellafill® for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding or in patients under 18 has not been established. Long-term safety and effectiveness of Bellafill® beyond one year has not been established. For more Safety Information please consult with your physician and the patient labeling that can be found by visiting www.bellafill.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Bellafill®?
A: Bellafill® is a unique injectable collagen filler with microspheres that support production of the body’s own collagen for beautiful, natural-looking results that last.
Q: What are the microspheres in Bellafill® made of?
A: The tiny microspheres in Bellafill® are half the diameter of a human hair, so small that they are virtually invisible to the eye. The microspheres are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), one of the most widely used materials in medicine for 65 years. a non-degradable inert material used for various medical purposes over the last century.
Q: How does it work?
A: The collagen in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift while the microspheres create a matrix that supports collagen production in your skin over time. The microspheres are not absorbed by the body and provide a support matrix for lasting correction1.
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 may occur with all fillers and can be treated. Bellafill® was studied in the longest and largest filler safety study ever conducted. In this long terms safety study, 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 immediate correction and lasting results.
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.
Q: Can Bellafill® be used in my lips?
For full safety information, please refer to the Instructions for Use and patient label copy.
Important Safety Information
Bellafill® is indicated for the correction of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years. Patients who have had a positive reaction to the Bellafill® Skin Test, have a history of severe allergies, have known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, have bleeding disorders or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring should not receive Bellafill®. The safety of Bellafill® for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or in patients under 21 has not been established. You may experience temporary swelling, redness, pain, bruising, lumps/bumps, itching, and discoloration at the treatment site. These side effects are usually transient and typically resolve within 1–7 days. You may experience lumps/bumps/papules that may occur more than one month after injection and that may persist. Less common side effects include rash and itching more than 48 hours after treatment, persistent swelling or redness, lumps/bumps, acne, and increased sensitivity at treatment sites. Infrequently, granulomas may occur and may be treated by your licensed physician provider. Be sure to call your licensed provider immediately if you notice any unusual skin reactions around the treatment area. Based on the 5-year Post-Approval Study on nasolabial folds with 1,008 patients, long-term safety of Bellafill® for up to 5 years has been established.
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Interested in learning more about Bellafill?
Call us for a free consultation, 847-818-7700, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Olga Zarkh, MD today.