If you have significant acne scarring or nasolabial folds or smile lines that detract from your natural beauty in San Diego, you know that these physical signs of acne and aging can go more than skin deep. These skin concerns can increase one’s anxiety, self-consciousness, and confidence.
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego offers an FDA-approved treatment called Bellafill to reduce the physical, as well as emotional, effects of acne scarring and deep nasolabial folds. The internationally acclaimed staff at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology provides you with personalized consultations for your skin concerns and offers you the safest and most effective treatments possible for a multitude of skin conditions.
To learn more about Bellafill or other dermal filler treatments for your skin complications, contact them today at 858.943.2113 or visit them online to schedule a consultation.
What Is Bellafill?
The dermal filler Bellafill has been approved by the FDA to help correct both depressed acne scars and nasolabial folds, commonly known as smile lines. Effective for both men and women as well as for all skin types, it is a safe permanent filler for moderate or severe facial wrinkles, lines, and creases.
Bellafill is unlike many other dermal fillers on the market. First, it is non-resorbable. This means that the body doesn’t eventually absorb the filler, ensuring that injections are not required to maintain the final results. Second, Bellafill is permanently implanted into the skin to correct unsightly lines and creases around the mouth and acne scars on the cheeks.
Bellafill is a permanent solution to wrinkle problems using a mixture of enhanced bovine collagen and the topical anesthetic lidocaine, which is made from microspheres of a synthetic material called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). As a result, patients are required to undergo an allergy skin test before their first Bellafill dermal filler injection to make sure they are not allergic to the lidocaine or collagen. About four weeks later, once the test results confirm that the patient is not allergic to the Bellafill ingredients, he or she can undergo this anti-wrinkle treatment.
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What to Expect During Bellafill Treatment
Using an ultra-fine needle, the dermatology specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology San Diego inject Bellafill into the skin. The very first dermal filler treatment immediately gives plumpness and volume to the skin helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and acne scarring.
Although the microspheres of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) in Bellafill are not absorbed into the body, the collagen is, which provides instant volume for your face. The PMMA remains permanently in place and creates a foundation that results in smoother-looking skin. This allows for the dermal filler treatment to last longer than most other micro needling procedures.
The Bellafill procedure is simple and short and requires almost no downtime. Patients can drive themselves home or back to work and resume their normal daily activities on the same day they receive this dermal filler treatment.
How Long Do These Dermal filler Results Last?
Bellafill is designed to do more than just “fill” in the open spaces beneath your skin. Instead, it restores your face’s natural fullness and volume. Therefore, results are more effective and longer lasting than those produced by other dermal fillers.
For both acne scars and nasolabial folds, Bellafill results have been proven to last indefinitely thanks to its unique structure. Unlike other dermal filler products, Bellafill will not need consistent touch ups.
Is it Safe?
According to the manufacturer Suneva Medical, Bellafill was found to be exceptionally safe through five years of testing during the largest, longest dermal filler study ever conducted.
Acne Scarring Filler Side Effects
Within the first 24 hours of treatment, patients normally experience redness and mild swelling around the injection site, but this usually recedes within a day or two. Patients also may experience bruising, pain or soreness, tenderness, and itching, but they are all usually mild and disappear within a week.
Less common side effects include lumps, granulomas, and persistent redness or swelling at the site. Some patients have also reported developing a rash and itchiness more than 48 hours after treatment.
If any of these side effects persist longer than a week, contact the specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology and schedule a follow-up appointment.
Is this Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Right for Any Type of Wrinkle?
It is well known that Bellafill effectively treats acne scarring and deep nasolabial wrinkles. However, many patients ask if the permanent dermal filler is also effective for treating wrinkles caused by repetitive movement, as well.
For dynamic wrinkles – those caused by repeated facial movements, such as frowning or squinting – Bellafill is not recommended. Instead, it is a better treatment for those suffering from wrinkles or folds due to volume loss from aging.
For patients who want a longer-lasting solution to their facial wrinkling or scarring, Bellafill is the safe, effective treatment many patients have been looking for. Some more information can be found at bellafill.com.
Consult an Injection Specialist at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Today!
Many variables exist when choosing the appropriate wrinkle treatment, which is why you need to consult with specialists who know skin care like the board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego. Each treatment plan is customized and developed according to your needs. Because Bellafill is relatively new to the U.S. market and provides results different from and even beyond those of other dermal fillers, you may have questions.
Contact us at (858) 943-2113 or visit Cosmetic Laser Dermatology online today for answers. Our office is conveniently located in the University area of San Diego, a few minutes from Downtown, La Jolla, and Del Mar.
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