Bellafill is a better version of Artecoll, which has helped more than 400,000 people in Europe and Canada over the past 10 years. In October 2006, the FDA said that Bellafill could be used to treat smile lines and acne scars. It is the only dermal filler that can be used in this way right now. If Bellafill is used to treat smile lines, it can work for up to five years. When used as acne scars treatment, the results may last up to a year.
What are the Bellafill Injections?
Bellafill is a gel filler made of millions of synthetic microspheres (polymethylmethacrylate, or PMMA) that are suspended in clean bovine (cow) collagen. Bellafill also has lidocaine, a local anesthetic that makes injections less painful.
How Bellafill Works?
Bellafill is injected right under the wrinkle to act as a support structure right away and make the area smoother. The synthetic PMMA microspheres in Bellafill are “non-resorbable,” which means they are not broken down by the body. This makes Bellafill last much longer than other injectable fillers. The microspheres cause the body to make its own natural collagen to cover each microsphere. In the end, 80 percent of the patient’s collagen and 20 percent microspheres (by volume) fill in the wrinkle permanently.
As the bovine collagen that was injected slowly breaks down over a few weeks, the body makes new collagen to replace it. Bellafill’s unique and long-lasting results come from the way it breaks down slowly and naturally rebuilds itself.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Bellafill Injections?
Bellafill can be used to treat men and women of any age. The best candidates have already tried temporary injections, are tired of getting shots and using credit cards, and know they want a long-lasting result. People who are allergic to bovine collagen or have chronic skin infections can’t get Bellafill. And it shouldn’t be used on places with thin skin, like crow’s feet around the eyes.
Bellafill Treatment Produce
Your doctor will give you a simple skin test to see if you are allergic to bovine collagen 30 days before treatment. Most Bellafill treatments only take about 15 to 20 minutes, but you may need two treatments to get rid of all your wrinkles. Most of the time, the treatments are done three to six weeks apart. Before getting Bellafill, you can try a temporary filler to see if it gives you the result you want.
Be sure to only talk to board-certified plastic surgeons or dermatologists who have enough experience with the Bellafill injection technique and other injectable fillers for advice and treatment.
Bellafill short-long term Side Effects
Rarely, Bellafill can cause redness, swelling, lumps, pain, or sensitivity where the injection was given. Some people may feel a little tightness after getting an injection, but this usually goes away over time. One of the longest-running studies on dermal fillers showed that it was safe and worked well, so it is a safe and effective way to fix smile lines and/or acne scars.
Cost of Bellafill in Dubai
Each syringe of Bellafill now costs in Dubai 4500 AED. You might want to talk to your doctor about ways to pay.