Do you have acne scars from teenage breakouts that haven’t seemed to fade away? How about smile lines that have etched deep creases between your nose and mouth? At Beatitude, we’re proud to offer Bellafill to patients who want to smooth these imperfections for a flawless complexion that lasts.
If you’re considering Bellafill to treat your acne scars, smile lines, or the area beneath your eyes, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the treatment before deciding whether it’s right for you. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about Bellafill.
What is Bellafill?
Bellafill is an injectable dermal filler that uses collagen and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres to instantly smooth acne scars and smile lines.
How does a Bellafill injection work?
The collagen in Bellafill provides immediate volume and lift to scars and folds in the skin. After a few weeks, the collagen is reabsorbed into the body. The PMMA microspheres remain in place, providing structural support for new collagen to develop and promoting a beautiful, natural-looking correction that lasts.
How long does Bellafill dermal fillers last?
When done properly, most Bellafill patients experience long-lasting results. The correction of smile lines has been established through five years, while results for acne scar treatment have been proven through 12 months. In comparison, short-term, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm require follow-up treatments every six to eight months.
Is Bellafill safe for use in San Diego?
Absolutely! Bellafill has been proven safe through five years in the largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever completed. Plus, at Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine, you’re in capable hands. Dr. Chang is a “Bella Diamond” injector, which means she is a recognized leader in the application of Bellafill. Dr. Chang is one of only 16 doctors across the U.S. to achieve this status.
When will I see results from Bellafill dermal fillers?
You will notice the plumping effects of Bellafill as soon as you leave our office. Bellafill immediately replaces lost collagen beneath the indentations in your skin for results you’ll want to show off right away!
Is there any downtime with Bellafill?
Bellafill patients can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment. You may experience mild side effects, such as swelling, redness, itching, bruising, or slight discoloration at the treatment site. However, these side effects are temporary and typically resolve in a week or less.
Am I a good candidate for Bellafill?
To be eligible to receive Bellafill treatments, you must be 21 years of age or older. You also have to pass a skin test before your first treatment to make sure you aren’t allergic or sensitive to the ingredients in the injection. Bellafill has been shown to work in both men and women with a variety of skin types.
Book your Bellafill consultation in San Diego today!
At Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine in San Diego, we’re proud to offer Bellafill as an option for patients who not only want to fill in acne scars and facial lines, but also to restore their complexions with natural-looking results. As part of your consultation, Dr. Chang will evaluate your skin while considering balance, harmony, and age-appropriateness to make sure Bellafill is the best option for your most beautiful results.