Bellafill®

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Bellafill® by Suneva Medical is a commercial injectable dermal filler formulation of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. Bellafill® is a biodegradable compound used to enhance and stimulate collagen production in the body.

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

5 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Injected

Surgical

No

Cost

$1000 - $2999

The Specifics


What is Bellafill®?

Bellafill® by Suneva Medical is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. It is also approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to correct acne scars. Bellafill® is formulated with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres that provide immediate volume and plumpness through the collagen gel, while also stimulating natural collagen production by the body. The gel portion of Bellafill® will be degraded over time, however, the microspheres will remain — providing a framework for the body to build collagen on for lasting results.

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Bellafill® requires multiple treatments. The results need to be carefully developed over several sessions, as Bellafill® has a high-risk of being undesirably visible under the skin. For facial wrinkles, Bellafill® provides lasting improvement for up to five years. For the treatment of nasolabial folds, Bellafill® is FDA-approved as a permanent dermal filler. The active ingredient in Bellafill®, PMMA, is generally believed to provide a longer lasting solution than fillers composed of hyaluronic acid like Juvéderm® and Restylane®. Sculptra® and Radiesse®, meanwhile, contain alternative primary ingredients that may provide results more comparable to Bellafill®.

What cosmetic concerns does Bellafill® treat?

  1. Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Bellafill® can be used to treat moderate to severe facial fine lines, wrinkles, and folds by rejuvenating facial volume through stimulation of collagen production. Commonly treated concerns include smile lines and nasolabial folds.
  2. Acne Scars: Bellafill® is also commonly used to fill atrophic acne scars.

Who is the ideal candidate for Bellafill®?

The ideal candidate for a Bellafill® injection is over 21 years old and looking for an effective and well-studied semi-permanent solution for common facial cosmetic lines, wrinkles, and folds or acne scarring. Bellafill® is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing, immunocompromised individuals, those susceptible to thick scar formation, and anyone with a history of severe allergies or an allergy to the components of Bellafill® including bovine collagen.

What is the average recovery associated with Bellafill®?

Bellafill® injections are typically very well tolerated with only one to seven days of downtime following the procedure. Side effects are mild, and most patients are able to resume their normal activities directly following the injections.

What are the potential side effects of Bellafill®?

Common side effects of Bellafill® injections include redness, firmness, tenderness, itchiness, lumps or bumps, site infection, and/or bruising and discoloration. A serious complication of a Bellafill® injection is intravascular injection (injection into a blood vessel) leading to skin necrosis. Severe allergic reactions can occur.

What can someone expect from the results of Bellafill®?

Bellafill® requires a series of carefully monitored initial injections to slowly create the perfect aesthetic. Bellafill® results will not be immediately noticeable, however, once the ideal look is created, results can last up to five years.

What is the average cost of Bellafill®?

The average cost of Bellafill® is $1,000 to $3,000. The actual cost of the injection will vary by procedure, location, board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, and individual candidate needs.

thumbs-upPros

  • Stimulates Collagen
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Long Lasting

thumbs-downCons

  • Multiple Treatments Required
  • Delayed Results
  • High-risk Of Visibility Under The Skin

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Bellafill® injections are simple, outpatient procedures with minimal side effects and downtime. Here is a general guide for what to expect before, during, and after a Bellafill® injection:

The Takeaway


Composed of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres, Bellafill® by Suneva Medical, is a semi-permanent dermal filler used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, and lines, and also fill acne scars. The results will require a series of initial injections and lasting improvements for up to five years.
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