Bellafill®

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.

Bellafill® Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

Bellafill®
avg. recovery
5 days
permanence
Temporary
Type
Injected
surgical
No
cost
$1000 - $2999

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 09.25.2021

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. 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®.

The goal of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) injectables is to semi-permanently improve the volume and/or contour of areas on the face and body.

Recovery Notes

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.

Ideal Candidate

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.

Not Recommended For

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.

Side Effects

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.

Pros

  • Stimulates collagen
  • Minimally invasive
  • Long-lasting

Cons

  • Multiple treatments required
  • Delayed results
  • High-risk of visibility under the skin