Bellafill has 2 main components:
80% – highly purified natural Bovine Collagen that can fill and give immediate results
20% – bio stimulant called PMMA-Poly Methyl MethAcrylate microspheres.
- PMMA stimulates your own connective tissue to replace the collagen as it gets absorbed.
- PMMA is one of the most widely used biocompatible synthetic materials in the world.
- PMMA is used safely in extremely sensitive areas of the body, such as intraocular lenses for cataract patients.
- PMMA has a proven safety record of 65 years in clinical use.
Bellafill is used to correct fine lines and wrinkles and add volume
Bellafill is FDA approved for
- Filling/lifting deep and superficial smile lines
- Atrophic acne scars
Off label – Bellafill can be used for filling
- Temple hollows
- Midface volume loss
- Smoker’s lines around the mouth
- Creases in corners of mouth
- Jaw line definition
- Eyebrow lift
Some success stories...
Bellafill is the only filler on the market approved for the correction of acne scars. It is a safe, simple, treatment done in the office that offers both immediate and long lasting results. Bellafill is injected under the scars with or without subsizing the scar (to release the scar tissue and create space for the filler)
Not all types of acne scars can be improved with Bellafill. Acne scars are typically divided into 3 types: icepick, box car, and rolling scars. Ice pick and box car scars are deeper than they are wide, with sharp edges and these scars are not good candidates for Bellafill. However, rolling scars which are wider than they are deep, with gentle curves at the edges, are excellent candidates for Bellafill. Other types of depressed scars, not just acne scars, can often be improved with Bellafill as well.
Some success stories...
Typically most people will need 1-2 kits of Bellafill. There are 5 syringes in a kit. The number of syringes you need depends on how deep the wrinkles and folds are and the extent of volume loss on the face. You and Dr. Atluri can decide at your initial consultation how many syringes/kits you will need to get best results.
The 5 year safety data released by FDA:
- Bellafill has the largest and longest dermal filler study ever conducted.
- Bellafill had 1008 subjects enrolled across 23 sites in the US.
- The study had unprecedented 87% retention at 5 years
- Bellafill had an exceedingly high 5 year satisfaction/success rating of over 90% for subjects and investigators
- Bellafill had a complication rate 1.7% of mostly lumps and bumps. All Bellafill lumps and bumps resolved or significantly improved with standard treatment (low dose steroid or Kenalog injection)
Dermal fillers are of two types
Hyaluronic Acid fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. They vary in their thickness and viscosity. The popular ones are Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Restylane, SILK, Restylane LYFT and Perlane. They last from 6 months to 2 years. They give immediate resilts and are reversible. Hyaluronic acid fillers are good for fine lines and Facial folds and temporary facial lift.
Non Hyaluronic Acid fillers
The top 3 non hyaluronic acid fillers are Bellafill, Sculptra and Radiesse. Bellafill and Sculptra are good for facial re volumization and deep wrinkles and folds.
Bellafill typically takes between 30 and 45 minutes. You can return to your normal daily routine right away. Dr. Atluri uses a micro-cannula technique while injecting so bruising is less likely than when a needle is used.
When injecting Bellafill, a sharp needle is replaced with a blunt tipped thin microcannula.
With its flexibility and its blunt tip, the microcannula technique offers many advantages over traditional sharp needles which include:
- The microcannula is more maneuverable due to its flexibility
- Procedures can be completed quicker and with less pain due to the flexible design
- Damage to small blood vessels during the procedure are virtually non-existent
- Little to no bruising is caused since there is no damage to the blood vessels
- The stimulation of new collagen production occurs due to the microcannula
- Rarely are any side effects associated with the microcannula technique
You can return to normal activities right away. As with any injectable dermal filler, swelling, redness and bruising can occur at the treatment site. Redness, if it occurs, will generally subside after 24 hours. Swelling can last a few days and under the eyes it can last a few weeks. Bruising, if it occurs, can last up to 2 weeks.
You will see results immediately. Dr. Atluri will show you exactly what result she is achieving for you as she treats you. The results look better in 6 months and continues to improve up to a year.
As with all injectable wrinkle fillers, you can expect swelling and bruising in the treatment area. Swelling usually goes away completely after 10 days but if you had Bellafill under your eyes it, in rare cases, can last up to 3 months. Sometimes there is bruising that typically disappears in seven days but can last 3 weeks before it is completely gone. If you have bruising after a Bellafill treatment it is fine to use any cover up makeup. It is very common to have some slight redness and increased sensitivity at some or all injection sites. Two rare side effects of all dermal fillers may be lumps and granulomas. With Bellafill, true granulomas are extremely rare. Usually what are seen are lumps. These lumps almost always go away by 3 months and you are very rarely able to see them. If they can be seen, then Dr. Atluri can treat these to make them go away.
Dr Atluri will sit down with you to plan and personalize a treatment. You can discuss the number of syringes of Bellafill and kits you will need and the number of treatment sessions you need. Dr Atluri has been injecting dermal fillers for the past 10 years. She has good experience injecting Bellafill. Using microcannula technique, she can give you good, natural results with minimal downtime.
*Unless otherwise stated, model pictures are used throughout this website. Individual results may vary depending on many factors. Not all patients “feel” or achieve the same results.*
Dr. Atluri at Transform Medspa is known for her artistic eye when it comes to injecting Facial Fillers/Bellafill. The right placement of fillers is vital in getting the most optimal results. Coming to Dr. Atluri for your fillers guarantees the highest standard of expertise and professionalism.
Dr Atluri has been using dermal fillers for over a decade and has done facial fillers on hundreds of patients who have been very happy with their results. Transform Medspa offers a wide range of different short and long lasting dermal fillers – regardless of what you choose, you can be rest-assured that you are in the very best hands.
Transform Medspa offers almost all types of dermal fillers available in the US market like Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Restylane, SILK, REFYNE, DEFYNE, LYFT, Perlane, Radiesse, Bellafill and Sculptra.
At Transform medspa our approach with dermal fillers is conservative. Our expertise is in giving you a natural, refreshed and youthful face and avoiding the plastic overdone look.
Our mantra here is that our clients always come first. We will go out of our way to work with your schedule and strive for the best results possible with minimal downtime.