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The Difference Between Bellafill & Other Facial Fillers

up close photo of a mature smiling blond woman | Dr. Alexander Gross, MDAs we get older, our skin loses elastin and collagen, which is the framework of your skin. As well, along with aging there is loss of facial volume and bone mass. These changes result in a sinking of the face, creases around lips and nose plus sagging jowls.

One of the best ways to amend the aging process is to recapture collagen production and volume by utilizing facial fillers. And at the present time, there are numerous solutions and breakthroughs with today’s facial fillers. As well, many seek less aggressive techniques that restore a younger appearance without major downtime or surgery such as Bellafill.

What is Bellafill?

Bellafill is a soft tissue facial filler composed of billions of synthetic microspheres of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) that are suspended in purified bovine collagen. In point of fact, it is made of 80% bovine collagen and 20% PMMA microspheres. It also contains a local anesthetic for pain relief. However, prior to treatment, specialists like Alexander Gross, MD will do an allergy test due to the bovine collagen.

Bellafill has to be the most popular facial fillers on the market because it offers long lasting and immediate results. Moreover, it provides immediate volume and lift, helps with scars (especially acne scars), lifts wrinkles and is excellent for lip augmentation.

Rendering to the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery, more than 400,000 patients have used Bellafill in Canada and Europe during the past decade. Moreover, there are seldom side effects but may include swelling, pain, redness, injection site sensitivity and lumpiness.

Meets FDA Approval

Bellafill (formerly Artefill) has met the approval of the FDA in many ways for numerous years:

  • Has been FDA approved for the correction of nasolabial folds (smile lines) around the nose and mouth since 2006.
  • Received FDA approval to treat acne scars in 2015.
  • Is also used off-label for lip augmentation and other wrinkle problems.

What Makes Bellafill so Distinct?

For one, it is the only “everlasting” soft tissue filler that is approved for use in the U.S. What makes Bellafill so unique is that it can instantly smooth facial wrinkles (nasolabial folds). In effect, it adds volume to lift your smile lines resulting in firm and younger looking skin.

Aside from instant and long lasting results, Bellafill supports the production of your body’s own collagen. And as with aging, collagen is needed for younger looking skin and lasting improvement.

Moreover, Bellafill has minimal side effects. In fact, less than 1% of patients were affected by the bovine collagen or lidocaine in Bellafill. Additionally, it offers long lasting scar correction at a minimal cost. And when compared to other facial fillers, It is a safe and unsurpassed cosmetic treatment with outstanding results.

Georgia Dermatology Center

If you decide on Bellafill, the procedure is normally done in the office. Typically, it takes about 15 minutes to perform. At the Georgia Dermatology Center, an appointment with Alexander Gross, MD for consultation is first made. As well, before any procedure is done, you will need an allergy test to make sure you are not sensitive to the purified bovine collagen. After treatment, you should be able to see immediate results. However, at times more than one treatment session is needed. In this case, the sessions are three to six weeks apart.

For more information or questions, contact the Georgia Dermatology Center or schedule an appointment with Alexander Gross, MD for consultation. The Georgia Dermatology Center is located in Cumming serving the Atlanta area and cities of Gainesville, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Roswell and Milton.

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