Bellafill: The Semi-permanent Filler
What Is Bellafill?
Bellafill is a unique approach to one of the biggest challenges facing injectable fillers: how to make results last. Although modern fillers like Juvéderm yield exceptionally long results when compared to collagen fillers of the past, the results are still sadly temporary. But Bellafill is designed to give long-term results, lasting several years, if not more.
How Bellafill Works
Bellafill is a composite material. It uses two main components with different properties to achieve results that neither could have achieved individually. Bellafill has a collagen carrier gel that surrounds microspheres made of PMMA.
Collagen is a very successful filler in that it is readily recognized and adopted by the body. It’s so well adopted that the body will typically dissolve and remove it quickly. But that doesn’t happen in Bellafill, thanks to the microspheres.
The PMMA (poly methyl methacrylate) microspheres provide structural support for the collagen. This means that your body doesn’t remove the collagen, it incorporates it, developing blood vessels and other tissues through it to make a bona fide part of your skin.
What Bellafill Can Do
Bellafill is approved for two different applications: smile lines (nasolabial folds) and acne scars. However, it might also be a good treatment for many places where the structural support of the PMMA spheres is beneficial, and it’s not too close to thin skin that might allow the spheres to show through.
How Long Do Results Last?
Theoretically, results from Bellafill should be long lasting, but in practice, it’s hard to say how long your results will last. Some people have seen results lasting five years or more, but we can’t promise that as some people only see a year or two of results. Results are likely to last longer than any filler out there, with the possible exception of a fat graft.
If you would like to see how long Bellafill might work for you, please contact Sonata Aesthetics today for an appointment. Our office is convenient for residents in Denver, Broomfield and Westminster.