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Bellafill

What is Bellafill?

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Safe, effective, FDA-approved Bellafill is a remarkable solution for reducing acne scars. Bellafill is different from many other fillers because it's made with unique ingredients. It's tiny microspheres, called PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate), are suspended in a smooth collagen gel formulation. Once injected, Bellafill immediately reduces the appearance of acne scars. Over time, your body uses the PMMA microspheres as a "scaffold" onto which your own collagen can develop. This collagen forms a foundation that adds volume to the acne scars, providing a natural-looking result that feels soft and smooth.

How Bellafill works

The collagen gel in Bellafill provides immediate volume below acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin.

Bellafill requires a skin test in the US to identify patients who may be allergic to the collagen gel or lidocaine in Bellafill.

Immediate Correction. Lasting Results.

Bellafill works best on distensible (which means they disappear when stretched), depressed scars with soft edges. Your licensed provider can help you determine if Bellafill can offer you the results you want.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What treatment options currently exist for acne scars?

Topical treatments, chemical peels, dermabrasion, microneedling, and laser resurfacing are among the current available treatment options for acne scars. however, these treatments may be associated wtih significant downtime. It can also take a significant amonut of time before their results are visible - and they often lack rigorous, controlled data to support their safety or efficacy.

Bellafill is the only filler on the market that's approved by the FDA to treat acne scars. It offers a new hope and treatment choice to millions of Americans affected by this skin condition.

Who are the best candidates for Bellafill?

Bellafill is appropriate for patients age 21 and older who may have acne scars on their cheeks. Bellafill is effectiveo n men and women of all skil types, but a quick skin test is required to ensure patients aren't allergic to any of its ingredients. Consult with a licensed provider to determine how Bellafill may work for you.

Is Bellafill safe?

Yes, Bellafill is the only dermal filler FDA approved for the correction of mederate to severe atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients 21 years of age. Bellafill has been proven to provide both immediate and lasting results in rigorous clinical studies and demonstrated effectiveness, safety, and high rates of patient satisfaction.

As with many injectable fillers, you may experience bruising, itchiness, pain, swelling, redness, discoloration, lumpiness, bumps, acne, or increased sensitivity at the treatment site. These side effects usually go away by themselves within a few days.

How frequently do you have to get injected with Bellafill? What is the upkeep?

Bellafill is a lasting solution. In a clinical study on acne scarring, safety and effectiveness was demonstrated through 12 months. In a seperate clinical study on nasolabial folds (smile lines), its safety and effectiveness was established through 5 years. Your licensed provider can give you the best recommendations on how Bellafill can be used to achieve optimal results.

Does Bellafill only treat facial acne scars?

No, in the US Bellafill is also approved for the correction of smile lines through 5 years. In a recent clincial study, 83% of Bellafill patients were satisfied with their results after 5 years of treatment.

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