As we age a loss of volume under the skin may result in drooping skin and the formation of wrinkles around the nose and mouth, making the mouth seem downturned. Dermal fillers are one of the most effective ways to reverse signs of aging due to volume loss. One of our favorites, Bellafill, is an FDA approved injectable filler that helps to diminish the appearance of smile lines and acne scars. This remarkable dermal filler is comprised of 80% bovine collagen gel and 20% PMMA Microspheres as well as the anesthetic, Lidocaine, for patient comfort.
Bellafill is the first and only FDA approved non-invasive treatment for both acne scars and smile lines. It can be used safely on all skin types. Upon injection Bellafill immediately replaces lost volume under the skin to provide a gentle lift and diminish the appearance of wrinkles, lines a acne scars. The results of Bellafill last about 5 years, making it a good option for patients who want lasting results. The procedure itself is non-invasive, comfortable and considered a low risk treatment. Downtime following this procedure is minimal or none at all – after a quick comfortable procedure, patients can walk out of the office with noticeable improvements.
Before the injections are used in the face, each patients will need to undergo a quick skin test ensure there will be no negative reactions. Then Bellafill is carefully injected under the skin in the targeted area. Once the gel is in place, it will immediately add volume under the skin giving the skin a smoother, more even texture. Over time the body absorbs the collagen, but the PMMA microspheres remain in place to support the skin over a longer period of time.
Results are immediate and patients can return to normal activity right away. The skin may appear slightly reddened afterwards, but there is no downtime associated with this procedure.
Bellafill can improve the appearance of deep lines around the mouth and pitted acne scars to achieve a smooth skin texture. After one treatment patients will see an improvement in wrinkles and acne scars but fully actualized results may require multiple treatments. Collagen is absorbed by the skin over time and PMMA Microspheres remain in place to give lasting results over the span of 5 years.
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In order to achieve a good result and ensure your safety, you should only undergo Bellafill treatments with a n experienced doctor. Dr. Hellman is a board certified Dermatologist practicing in New York City. She is a leading expert in her field and is a true “people person”, always making patients feel comfortable in her office. If you’re interested in correcting smile lines or acne scars schedule a consultation and take the next step to getting a smoother skin texture.
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