As we age, our collagen production naturally declines. Dermal fillers are often a common choice to fill the lost volume in the cheeks and facial areas. Most dermal fillers, however, only last up to a year and usually fade faster than that. At Derma-Tech Medical Spa, we offer Bellafill®, the longest-lasting, FDA-approved dermal filler to fill smile and nasolabial lines.
What is Bellafill®?
Bellafill® is the first FDA-approved anti-aging injection using collagen to restore facial volume and minimize wrinkles. Unlike other dermal fillers, Bellafill® isn’t reabsorbed back into the body, making it more durable and long-lasting than other brands, which are hyaluronic acid based.
How Long Does Bellafill® Last?Clinical studies
Clinical studies showed that Bellafill® lasts up to five years, making it the longest-lasting, FDA-approved dermal filler available. Due to the clinical studies only lasting that long, however, the results may last even longer, making a very enticing treatment for those wanting to avoid more frequent treatments.
What Can Bellafill® Treat?
Bellafill® is a dermal filler to restore facial volume, but studies have shown it can treat acne scarring. The collagen gel plumps the skin and treats the acne scars, causing them to be less noticeable and in some cases disappear. Bellafill® is used to treat loss in facial volume, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars.
Bellafill® also has been used to contour the chin and cheeks, and may be used in other areas to boost sagging skin. .
Bellafill® contains lidocaine, an anesthetic, to provide comfort to anyone who may be sensitive to injections. If you are nervous or feel that the lidocaine is insufficient, one of our health professionals at Derma-Tech Medical Spa can administer nitrous oxide (happy gas) for an additional cost. This option is always available and may help you stay relaxed and more comfortable during treatment.
You may experience some discomfort with mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects resolve themselves within a week to 10 days. .
Who is a Good Candidate for Bellafill®?
Ideal candidates are adults over the age of 21 with deep smile lines or nasolabial folds. Other good candidates are those who struggle with covering acne scarring. Before your appointment, you may be asked to be tested for allergies to ensure you are a good candidate for Bellafill®.
Bellafill® may not be suitable for those with active acne or who are allergic to bovine collagen.
My first time for microdermabrasion, fillers and botox. Tina was a delight, she did the microdermabrasion. She explained every step and was pleasant and informative. Trish did my fillers and botox the next day. I was nervous when I went for my consult with her. She put me at ease right away. She helped me decide by giving me details and educating me on the different fillers. Never once did I feel pressured or uncomfortable. This is the first place I went. This is the only place i will go. Love it!!!
Ready to learn more about Bellafill®? Schedule your in-person consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.