Patients who want long-lasting results from a dermal filler may want to consider BellaFill® (formerly ArteFill®). Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology proudly offers this treatment to patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County.
Many dermal fillers contain ingredients that are naturally absorbed by the body over time. This often means that treatments need to be repeated after a few months. BellaFill®, also known as the 5 year filler, contains a combination of microspheres and collagen that is not absorbed but instead works together to fill in lines and wrinkles.
What is BellaFill®?
BellaFill® is longer lasting collagen that was first approved by the FDA in 2006 to treat nasolabial folds, which are lines around the mouth area. Bellafill® immediately adds volume below smile lines to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin. It is sometimes used for “off-label” purposes to fill in wrinkles in other parts of the face. This dermal filler can be administered on an outpatient basis and should only be given by a qualified physician.
How does BellaFill® work?
Its combination of ingredients is intended to help the patient stimulate collagen production. Most patients who receive one of these treatments will increase their collagen production by about 80%. It also provides a support structure to the top layer of skin, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
How are these injections given?
A patient will first undergo an allergy test about 30 days before the scheduled procedure to ensure there are no sensitivities to bovine collagen. On the day of the injection, the patient will be asked to sit in an examining room where the skin will be prepped for the injection. Using a syringe, the physician will administer precisely the right amount of BellaFill® to the desired area. This normally takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete.
Who is a good candidate for BellaFill®?
Patients of any age can receive an injection provided they are in overall good health. Those who have allergies to bovine collagen, skin rashes or infections, or a weakened immune system should avoid having this treatment.
How many treatments are usually necessary?
Patients may need one or two treatments depending upon the depth of the wrinkles they are trying to correct. Each treatment is generally given about three to six weeks apart.
How long will the results last?
BellaFill®, also known as the 5 year Filler, is one of the most long lasting fillers available. The skin will continue to age after treatment so those who undergo this procedure will still look younger than they would have otherwise. Bellafill® provides a beautiful, natural-looking correction that lasts years instead of months.
How Much Does BellaFill® Cost?
Skin rejuvenation treatments are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make BellaFill® affordable and accessible for everyone, Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology offers financing options via CareCredit®. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of BellaFill®.
It can be exciting to know that a single injection could improve one’s appearance for years to come. Those who would like to know more are encouraged to call Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology at 561-529-4966.
Dr. Supriya Tomar is a board certified dermatologist and expert injector of BellaFill® for patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County. She has been doing injections for over 10 years and one of the busiest injectors in Palm Beach. She is well known for giving her patients beautiful and natural results and is a recipient of the Platinum Award from Medicis, the makers of Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft.