Bellafill Filler in Inland Empire, CA – The Long-Lasting Dermal Filler
Most dermal fillers offer short-term results. After injection, they enhance the treatment area for several months before they are resorbed into the skin and retreatment is needed. Bellafill works differently. A single treatment with this collagen-based filler can last up to five years. Bellafill is one of Dr. Machida’s favorite filler products!
Schedule Bellafill injections in Inland Empire, CA by calling STC Plastic Surgery at 800-303-9541.
Bellafill Collagen Treatment
Collagen injections were some of the first dermal fillers, but lost popularity as newer hyaluronic acid fillers become available. Bellafill is set to reverse this trend. With a combination of smooth collagen gel and polymethyl methacrylate microspheres, Bellafill is a different kind of collagen injection.
What makes Bellafill special? It offers patients both immediate and lasting results. Patients see immediate results from the collagen while the microspheres create a framework for new collagen growth. This treatment starts strong and keeps going for a look you’ll love now and well into the future.
Patients seek Bellafill for its longevity. It is FDA-approved to be safe and effective for up five years from treatment, and these timelines aren’t an exaggeration. One study found that 83% of patients were still happy with their results five years after treatment. We’ve found similar patient satisfaction ratings in our practice; Bellafill results last and last.
What Areas Does Bellafill Treat?
This injectable can be used much like any other dermal filler. Dr. Machida and his staff use it to fill creases on the forehead, under the eyes, near the mouth, and around the eyes. Dr. Machida often recommends treatment in multiple areas.
Bellafill is a stunning complement to many of our surgical procedures. Our cosmetic facial specialist may recommend injections after facelift surgery to restore facial volume. It also pairs well with eyelid surgery and laser treatments.
Bellafill for Acne
In addition to being one of the longest lasting filler products available, Bellafill is also one of the only FDA-approved long-term solutions for acne scars. It can fill and smooth visible scarring on the cheeks, forehead, and lower face, smoothing the appearance of pitted scars by raising the scar tissue to the level of the skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers used for this purpose only last for a few months, but Bellafill lasts up to a year.
Acne scars are notoriously difficult to treat, but Bellafill is one of the most effective options we’ve found for pitted scars.
Is Bellafill Safe?
When it comes to safety, Dr. Machida personally analyzes all potential treatments at STC Plastic Surgery to ensure safety. Bellafill has an excellent safety record and has been rigorously tested in both clinical trials and real-world usage for the last decade. It received its first FDA-approval in 2006 under the name Artefill.
We perform a skin test before treatment on all patients to ensure your procedure can be completely safely. This quick pre-test helps us to spot potential reactions to the product before it is administered.
After Bellafill - What to Expect from Recovery
We know you’re busy; Bellafill won’t keep you from your regular activities. There is no required downtime after treatment. Many patients return to work the very same day. Common side effects during recovery include redness, swelling, tenderness, lumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. These usually resolve within seven days, often much sooner.
Am I a Good Candidate for Bellafill?
If you’re looking for a filler that lasts, Bellafill may be a good option. The best candidates for Bellafill are typical:
- Male or female
- Over the age of 21
- Experiencing moderate to severe facial aging or deep acne scarring
If you have a history of allergic reactions or a bleeding disorder, let Dr. Machida know before treatment.
If you’re tired of frequent filler treatments, ask the longer lasting filler that can provide results for up to five years after treatment. Learn more about Bellafill in Inland Empire, CA by calling STC Plastic Surgery.
Bellafill in Ontario, CA, FAQs
Bellafill takes up to three months to stabilize and flatten.
Patients should not do vigorous physical activities, including exercising, for at least 24 hours after Bellafill injections.
The initial response depends on the collagen carrier absorbed after about six weeks. After that, it takes three to four months to see full Bellafill benefits kick in.
Bellafill is a perfect lunchtime treatment because it requires no recovery or downtime. You can leave our office and return to your regular activities immediately after your injections.
Sleeping on your side after Bellafill injections is not a problem. Dr. Machida places this product deeply within your tissues, where it should not migrate or move from the treated area.
While you’ll start enjoying your Bellafill benefits soon after treatment, you should continue experiencing no volume loss years later. Many of our patients report Bellafill is still working well after eight or nine.
Each dermal filler has unique pros and cons. While Bellafill and Sculptra® may seem similar at first glance as time-tested spa-dermal fillers, Bellafill can last five years without maintenance treatments. Sculptra® may last up to two years, but requires follow-up injections. Bellafill delivers immediate results that tend to improve over time.
Brian K. Machida, MD, FACS
Located in the Heart of Inland Empire
Restored Faces…Transformed Lives. Excellence, experience, caring, professionalism, and amazing results are all part of the experience you’ll receive as part of your incredible experience at STC Plastic Surgery