Bellafill is an injectable filler that's FDA approved to treat nasolabial folds. These folds, sometimes called "smile lines," extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Bellafill provides instant smoothness, with long-lasting results: In the longest and largest study ever conducted on dermal fillers, Bellafill was proven to be effective through five years. That means that you can enjoy your results for much longer than you would with hyaluronic acid-based fillers.
Bellafill has 2 main components:
- Smooth collagen gel (80%) forms the base of Bellafill, creating smooth, supple volume beneath the surface of the nasolabial folds.
- Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres (20%) are suspended within the collagen gel. These form a sturdy scaffold where your own natural collagen grows.
The best Bellafill candidates are women or men, 21 and older, who are bothered by the look of their nasolabial folds and wish to avoid the regular touch-up treatments associated with other fillers. Bellafill is FDA approved, and both its collagen gel and its PMMA microspheres have established
records of safety. PMMA is an acrylic material that's widely used in medicine.
Bellafill is safe for skin of all types and colors. However, an allergy test is required prior to treatment to make sure prospective patients aren't sensitive to the product.
Patients are demanding a longer lasting filler because of "filler fatigue." Filler Fatigue refers to the feeling of frustration as a result of having to come back frequently in order to maintain a youthful appearance. A recent Harris Poll Survey revealed that out of the 9 million dermal filler patients in the U.S, this phenomenon is affecting 8 million patients. Many of these patients are impacted by the time, pain and cost of regular and on-going filler injections