Dr. Timani recommends Bellafill® to patients desiring a gradual, yet long term solution to the effects of aging. Bellafill is an injectable filler treatment to help correct smile lines, lift sunken creases, and volumize facial contours. Now imagine not having to “refill” the results for up to 5 years. Yes, you can, depending on application. Bellafill® is an FDA approved semi-permanent, non-absorbable injectable filler that adds volume and smooths wrinkles for up to 5 years!
How Does Bellafill Work?
Over time, the skin loses natural collagen. This causes aging skin, loss of volume, and nasolabial folds or marionette lines around the mouth. Bellfill® stimulates collagen growth and re-creates a firm structure of the skin by supporting the production of the body’s own collagen. To add permanent support and to smooth the area, Bellafill® is injected directly beneath the area of concern. The collagen is absorbed into the body. PMMA microspheres remain to stimulate the body to produce its own natural collagen. As a result, the wrinkle or depression is permanently filled. The eventual result is about 20% microspheres and 80% of a patient’s own collagen.
Where is Bellafill® Most Effective?
During the first two weeks, the bovine collagen slowly absorbs. In turn, you generate your own new collagen, which replaces the bovine collagen. The absorption occurs slowly to replenish a youthful facial structure. The results are natural-looking and last up to 5 years in some patients. Where are the most common application areas for Bellafill®?
Smile Lines (nasolabial folds): Bellafill”s® unique microsphere composition smooths facial wrinkles. Dr. Timai finds it especially effective around the nose and mouth area to diminish nasolabial folds and marionette lines. However, it also augments the nose, chin, undereye and cheek areas.
Acne Scars: Bellafill® is the first and only filler on the market that is FDA approved for the correction of depressed acne scars. It is particularly effective for treating ice pick scars on the cheeks. Bellafill® helps fade acne scars by adding volume to them from within. It fills the scar and lasts up to one year. Results of Bellafill® and length of retention vary from patient to patient.
Aftercare and Recovery
Dr. Timani performs the procedure in our Johns Creek office. Our location is convenient to patients from the north Atlanta area, including Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Roswell, Cumming, Milton, as well as Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties. The procedure takes approximately 15 to 60 minutes to perform, depending on number of syringes and areas treated. There is little-to-no downtime. Improvement is immediately evident, and continues to progress over time. However, there may be circumstances when more than one treatment session is necessary for ultimate results. If more than one treatment is needed, then Dr. Timani will perform the treatments three to six weeks apart. Schedule an appointment for your Bellafill® with Shereen Timani, M.D. Call Johns Creek Dermatology at 770-771-6591 for a consultation.
Note: This article is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have any concerns or questions about Bellafill®, or any of our injectable treatments, make an appointment with Dr. Timani for consultation.