There are many things that can cause our skin to look less than youthful: sun exposure, pollution, and the natural aging process among others. These can cause the skin to sag and wrinkle, most notably in the lower half of the face.
At St. Louis Lipo, we are now offering a wonderful option to eliminate those signs of aging. Bellafill dermal filler is an exciting new option in the world of dermal filler treatment. Not only can it add volume immediately to lift wrinkles to fill in and plump up nasolabioal folds or smile lines, it is also a long lasting dermal filler option.
What is Bellafill and How Does It Work?
Bellafill is an injectable gel made up of purified bovine collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen in Bellafill will give you the immediate lift and volume results. The PMMA beads then provide a long-lasting support system that will give you that more youthful, smoother skin. Bellafill actually provides restoration to the skin, rather than just filling in the lines and wrinkles. This is due to the fact that it actually provides structure to the skin to give that smoother, firmer look.
The Bellafill Procedure
The Bellafill dermal filler treatment, while similar to other fillers, does require a skin test to determine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, specifically the bovine collagen and the lidocaine. However, the majority of patients experience no allergic reactions or any similar effects. The skin test is performed approximately two weeks prior to the main procedure.
During the procedure, Bellafill will be injected into the treatment area. You will experience near immediate results of plumping and firming. A follow-up appointment is suggested about four to six weeks after the initial procedure, to determine if you require touch-up or additional treatments for the best results. You will be able to return immediately to your normal routine. As with any other dermal filler, some patients may experience temporary swelling, slight pain, or redness at the injection site.
Says Dr. Thomas Wright of the St. Louis Lipo Center, “Bellafill has provided great, long lasting dermal filler results, and we are pleased to include this filler in our arsenal of wrinkle fighting procedures.” If you want to know more about how Bellafill can give you a smoother, more youthful look, give us a call to set up a no-obligation, complimentary consultation.