Injectable treatment is a popular method for restoring volume to the skin and reducing signs of aging. Receiving treatment with dermal fillers allows you to look younger without the extensive work of surgery and also creates subtle results as opposed to dramatic enhancement. One downside of dermal fillers is their longevity. Although some patients appreciate the temporary nature of injectables and don’t mind coming in for re-treatment every three to six months, others grow tired of maintenance injections and may consider more permanent methods.
At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, the physicians and staff have found a compromise that allows you to receive the nonsurgical treatment you desire for a longer period. It’s called Bellafill, and it’s your ticket to long-lasting rejuvenation.
How Is Bellafill Different?
Many dermal fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural carbohydrate present in your body that helps retain moisture within the skin. Although hyaluronic acid in a synthetic form is an effective way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, it’s effects are often short-lived.
Bellafill, on the other hand, is made up of 80% collagen and 20% polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). Together, each ingredient works to immediately restore volume while simultaneously supporting your body’s ability to develop collagen on its own.
Like all dermal fillers, Bellafill will eventually be metabolized by your body, but because PMMA creates a foundation for skin elasticity and cell regeneration, your results will last between one and five years as opposed to six months.
Does Bellafill Cost More Than Other Fillers?
Because of its ingredients and long-lasting qualities, Bellafill may be more expensive than other dermal fillers on the market; however, the exact cost depends on the size of the treatment area and the amount of Bellafill required to correct any imperfections. Through a consultation with Dr. Birchall, you can examine the area you would like treated and learn more about what you can expect to pay out of pocket.
What Can You Expect From Your Treatment?
During a consultation at Dermacare, you can learn more about the effectiveness of Bellafill and whether it can treat the issues you are facing. Typically, Bellafill works best for nasolabial folds, known as smile lines, as well as moderate to severe acne scars.
Receiving Bellafill treatment is easy and similar to what you would expect with injectable treatment. Each session takes no longer than a few minutes to complete, and you will experience only minimal downtime. Mild swelling and discomfort at the injection site are some of the most common side effects you will notice.
To help you maintain your results with Bellafill, it’s helpful to receive touch-up injections every few months. Doing so will help your body adapt to Bellafill treatment and retain your youthful qualities. Dr. Birchall can prescribe the appropriate dosage and duration of each injection to help keep your skin smooth and beautiful.
If you would like more information about Bellafill or any other injectable treatment available, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics at 858-943- 2443 (Rancho Bernardo) or 760-472- 5088 (Carlsbad) and schedule a consultation.