Why Bellafill® Is the Perfect Injectable for Delicate Facial TissuesPosted on Saturday, October 21st, 2023 by Douglas M. Stevens, MD
The delicate tissues on your face are often the first areas to show wear and tear as you get older, such as crow’s feet around your eyes and under-eye bags and hollows. Bellafill® may be the ideal dermal filler for these thin skin tissues because of its smooth gel and long-lasting results. Dr. Douglas Stevens in Fort Myers is a Bella Diamond Provider, which means he is one of the top 1% of Bellafill® injectors in the United States.
Bellafill® Offers Longer-Lasting Results Than Other Fillers
Bellafill® can smooth lines and wrinkles and restore volume for up to five years and many patients enjoy their youthful appearance for five years and beyond. The versatile nature of the collagen gel and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres provides instant improvement and leaves a collagen matrix behind for your body to fill in with new collagen. Bellafill® could be the best dermal filler for delicate tissues around the eyes and mouth because there is little to no need for maintenance treatments. Other fillers require annual appointments to inject more filler to keep your results, but Bellafill® provides smooth, voluminous results for up to five years after just one session.
Bellafill® Focuses on the “Fountain of Youth” Protein (Collagen)
Youthful skin is soft, supple, and smooth with regenerating cells. Aging slows cell regeneration and decreases the production of collagen, elastin, oil, hyaluronic acid, and other compounds necessary for healthy skin. These changes lead to wrinkles, volume loss, thinning skin, and dryness and create creases in the skin, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth. The once heart-shaped, wide-eyed appearance of your youth is flipped with sunken cheeks, sagging skin, and jowling in the lower face.
Of all these changes, the loss of collagen is the biggest blow to your skin’s integrity. Collagen is the most pivotal structure in the skin tissues, giving your skin strength and fullness. Most dermal fillers contain synthetic hyaluronic acid to fill in lines and add volume, but Bellafill® focuses on the decrease in collagen. Bellafill® creates a collagen matrix with a smooth collagen gel that spreads the PMMA microspheres in the treated area.
By using collagen instead of hyaluronic acid or other substances, Bellafill® not only smooths wrinkled skin but further improves it by stimulating your body to create new collagen. As the synthetic collagen gel dissipates, fibroblasts move into the treated area and clump around the PMMA microspheres, creating scaffolding for the body to fill in with natural collagen.
Bellafill® Treatment Areas
Bellafill® is indicated for nasolabial folds (or parenthesis lines around the mouth and nose) and facial acne scars on the cheeks for patients over 21. This injectable contains a unique formulation that treats pitted scars and can be used off-label for correcting under-eye concerns, such as dark circles, puffiness, sagging skin, bags, and tear troughs. Dr. Stevens is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who believes Bellafill® is an exemplary dermal filler, offering the best and longest-lasting results. He performs injectable treatments himself and will discuss your options during your consultation.