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The Uses of Bellafill

Bellafill is the longest lasting dermal filler on the market, providing 5 years of beautiful results. Not only is it long lasting, but it also offers a number of aesthetic applications that can help you look your best.

Bellafill Boosts Collagen Production

The Uses of BellafillBellafill contains polymethyl methacrylate microspheres (PMMA), bovine collagen gel, and lidocaine. The PMMA microspheres are made of a synthetic resin that prompts the body to produce collagen in the treated areas.

Collagen is one of the “fountain of youth” substances in the skin, along with elastin, stem cells, hyaluronic acid, fibroblasts, and growth factors, to name just a few. Collagen is a protein connective tissue that helps bring volume, structure, and strength to the structure of the skin.

As we age, existing collagen breaks down faster than the body can make it. Unlike youthful skin that constantly renews its own collagen supplies, aging skin decreases its collagen production starting around age 21 and continues to drop drastically with age.

Bellafill contains bovine collagen gel, which provides instant plumping and volume to the areas where it is injected. Over the course of about the first year after injection, the body metabolizes and carries away the collagen gel.

By that point, the PMMA microspheres have already prompted the skin to produce more collagen in all of the treated areas. The newly produced collagen shows up as visibly improved volume and structural integrity in the skin.

Bellafill is an excellent dermal filler for reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and forehead creases.

Bellafill for Acne Scars

Bellafill is an excellent filler for treating two types of acne scars. When a blemish occurs, it can leave a depression in the skin after it heals. This is especially true with cystic acne, which occurs deep under the skin in the dermis layer.

An icepick scar looks like a small hole from the surface view of the skin. Underneath, it looks like a deep wedge has been taken out of the skin (as would occur with an icepick). A small amount of dermal filler in each scar can help reduce its appearance.

Bellafill is especially effective for boxcar scars, which often are wider and deeper than icepick scars. The filler can help reduce the deep-pitted appearance, while the PMMA microspheres prompt the body to fill in the area with its own collagen.

The goal with using Bellafill for acne scars is to lessen the depth of the scar so that the surface of the skin has a smoother, more even appearance. In cases of severe scarring, Dr. Chang may recommend more aggressive treatments such as RF microneedling and/or laser skin resurfacing to help you get the best results.

Dr. Chang is an expert in acne treatment and prevention. She has a number of effective medical-strength skincare products in the office that can help you treat existing breakouts and prevent new blemishes from forming.

Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine – Bellafill Expert Injector, Dr. Aeria Chang

Dr. Aeria Chang has been helping clients with dermal fillers for anti-aging and acne scar treatment since 2008. She loves Bellafill because it works beautifully, boosts collagen production in the skin, and contains lidocaine (numbing) for maximum comfort during injections.

Contact our office today at (619) 280-1609 for a consultation with Dr. Chang. She will create a customized aesthetic treatment plan for you that will help you look and feel your best.

*Bellafill is a registered trademark of Suneva Medical.


Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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