The prospect of maintaining the youthful, clear, and glowing skin we come into the world with is appealing, but maintaining such a high standard isn’t quite as easy. Throughout the course of our lives, there are a variety of factors working against our skin’s overall health in the way of excessive sun exposure and air pollution paired with the results that come with the natural aging process. While some of these factors are hard to avoid, they can ultimately cause the skin to lose its luster and elasticity, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles as well as skin that appears loose or sagging. While the potential for this effect applies to the entire human body, it can be particularly distressing when noticeable on the face.
As one of the most visible areas of the body, changes on the face can be drastic when it comes to the appearance of youth and healthy skin. It can be frustrating when the development of jowls, fine lines, or wrinkles makes a person feel that their physical appearance doesn’t match up with the energy and vibrancy for life they have inside. Fortunately, while these changes are bound to happen, they’re not necessarily those that have to simply be endured for the long term.
Incredible advancements in the field of cosmetic treatments and services mean that individuals today looking to restore their skin to its healthy and smooth state have a long list of options to choose from. Among those options, Bellafill dermal filler has become a leading name amongst patients and physicians alike. Quickly and safely adding volume to the skin, Bellafill has the potential to fill in small lines and wrinkles as well as provide a long-lasting solution to loose skin around the jawline.
Many prospective patients are drawn to the option of Bellafill for reversing some of these signs of aging in large part due to its safe nature, efficient process, and effective and successful results. Bellafill is administered as part of an outpatient procedure that comes with the added benefit of being able to be performed in the comfort and convenience of the attending physician’s office over the course of a single afternoon.
Bellafill is an injectable gel that’s comprised of both polymethylmethacrylate microspheres and purified bovine collagen. Where the collagen aspect of the injection is designed to lift and fill beneath the surface of the skin, the microspheres provide the long-lasting support required to achieve that smoother look well into the future. The concept behind Bellafill is a structured result over simply filling. This not only provides natural-looking results for patients but makes Bellafill more durable than many of its counterparts.
The Treatment Process
Approximately two weeks before a patient goes in to have their Bellafill dermal fillers injected, a skin test is carried out to determine if an individual is allergic to either the bovine collagen that makes up much of the injection or the associated lidocaine. If this test comes back clear, the patient is ready to undergo the treatment. Once the treatment site is clearly marked, the attending physician will inject Bellafill at the necessary points to plump the skin and create a smoother surface. Many patients are thrilled to find that they can see a certain amount of immediate results from Bellafill injections which come in the form of either volume, firming, or a combination of both. Results continue to improve over the following weeks and many individuals are recommended a follow-up appointment anywhere from four to six weeks after treatment to determine if additional injections are required to achieve successful and pleasing results. At most, patients report minimal redness, swelling, or pain at the injection sites that can generally be regulated using over the counter pain medications as needed.
Cost Considerations for the Bellafill Dermal Fillers
Similar to other cosmetic procedures, Bellafill dermal fillers come at a cost that varies drastically between patients. The final cost associated with treatment is highly dependent on the area being treated as well as the number of injections required to achieve the results a patient desires. The team at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center has a variety of in-clinic financing options available to patients.
Contact Our Clinic Today
There’s no reason to wait when you’re looking to learn more about Bellafill and other options for restoring your skin to a healthier, smoother state. Contact Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center today for more information on our many treatment options and services or to schedule your initial consultation. We’re excited to partner with our patients on their journey to change and work on a foundation that promotes comprehensive patient care from the moment you walk through our door.