Any visible imperfection on your face can affect your confidence, whether it’s an acne scar or a smile line that makes you feel older or less attractive than you are. Luckily, there is a dermal filler that can treat both acne scarring and smile lines, and it’s called Bellafill. At Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, we are proud to offer this collagen-stimulating cosmetic injectable that will help give you natural and long-lasting results.
What Is Bellafill Good For?
Bellafill is a unique dermal filler that works differently than most cosmetic injectables of its kind. It is a collagen-stimulating filler that adds volume to the skin and stimulates the body’s collagen production abilities to produce natural results and deliver an immediate plumping effect. It is a versatile filler because not only does it help smooth wrinkles caused by volume loss, but it also can help fill acne scars.
Injections can help smooth smile lines like nasolabial folds around the mouth and helps temporarily erase them. It can also be injected into acne scars to fill and lift those scars so that they blend with the rest of the skin.
How Does It Work?
Bellafill’s main ingredient is PMMA, also known as polymethylmethacrylate. PMMA has been used for over 65 years in the medical world, specifically in medical implants. When injected below the skin’s surface, these microspheres create a scaffolding that provides your body’s natural collagen with a foundation to build on.
You will get immediate results once injected with this filler, but you’ll also get long-lasting and natural results that come from increased collagen production in your treatment area.
Treating Acne Scars
Acne scars are almost impossible to treat with at-home methods or topical products. However, this dermal filler will help improve the appearance of some of the most severe acne scars.
It’s the only dermal filler that is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial acne scars, including atrophic and distensible acne scars, particularly those that appear on the cheeks. If you have acne scars that affect your confidence, Bellafill injections can help improve the appearance of those scars and give you long-lasting results.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Once you finally see your acne scars fade, you’ll be thrilled with the results. You’ll get an increased sense of confidence in your appearance, and you’ll no longer have to try to unsuccessfully hide those scars with makeup. When you begin a treatment plan with this dermal filler to treat your acne scars, you can expect your results to last up to one year.
When your results begin to fade, all you need to do is schedule a follow-up treatment at our office, and we can once again inject this dermal filler into your scars to help you maintain your results and improve those scars with another injection of these collagen-stimulating ingredients.
The Bellafill Difference
This cosmetic injectable is so effective at treating acne scars because the ingredients don’t just fill the scar; they stimulate your body’s ability to produce collagen beneath the scar to deliver long-term results. Hyaluronic acid-based injectables cannot increase collagen as this injectable can. HA fillers can temporarily restore volume, but they are limited in the sense that they cannot deliver the same collagen-boosting results.
Treating Smile Lines and Nasolabial Folds
Nasolabial fold and other similar smile lines form around the mouth due to genetics, the aging process, and a general loss of collagen, elasticity, and hyaluronic acid as you age. This cosmetic injectable will instantly smooth your smile lines and help your body produce more collagen in the area so that you get natural, subtle, and long-lasting results.
How Long Will the Results Last?
When you choose this cosmetic injectable to treat your smile lines, results typically last up to five years, but in some cases, they can last eight to ten. That’s five to ten whole years that you can spend enjoying your youthful-looking results. Scheduling a follow-up treatment as soon as you notice a change in your appearance is the best way to help maintain your smooth, acne scar and line-free appearance.
What Happens During Treatment?
Your Initial Consultation
Before scheduling your injection appointment, we will schedule an initial consultation to confirm your eligibility for this treatment. During this consultation, we will review your health history, determine whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the injectable, and perform a skin test to confirm that this injectable is a safe option for you.
Then, once we have determined you are a good candidate, we can design your treatment plan and determine how we will use this injectable to help you reach your cosmetic goals.
The Injection Process
Your injector will administer this filler to treat your acne scars or smile lines during your injection appointment. This injectable contains lidocaine, a mild numbing agent specifically included in the injectable to help numb the treatment area during and after the injection process.
The inclusion of lidocaine in the ingredient listing, combined with the fact that the injectable is fitted with an ultrafine needle, helps the injection process feel virtually painless. Injections only take a few minutes to complete, and you can resume all your normal daily activities once your appointment is over.
Are the Results Immediate?
Just like most dermal fillers, you will see immediate results after you receive treatment. However, your results will last longer than most other dermal fillers because you will experience increased collagen production in your treatment areas, even after some of the effects of the filler have worn off.
Is There Any Downtime?
You won’t have to plan any around any downtime when you schedule an injection appointment with this dermal filler. However, as with most cosmetic injections, you should follow some aftercare instructions to ensure the best results.
You should avoid touching your face, specifically at the treatment site, and avoid excess sun exposure after your injection. You should also avoid any activity that increases your body temperature to ensure you achieve the best results possible.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for this dermal filler are adults over 21 who want to treat their acne scars or address smile lines. Some factors may affect your eligibility for treatment. Before undergoing the injection process, you must undergo a skin test. This skin test will tell us whether or not you are allergic to bovine collagen, which is one of the main ingredients in this filler.
It will also indicate whether you are allergic to lidocaine, a mild numbing agent included in this filler to help numb the area and ensure optimal comfort during and after the treatment. Pregnant and nursing women are advised to avoid treatment until they get the go-ahead from their primary care provider, as this product has not yet been proven to be a safe option for them. The following individuals are also not eligible for treatment:
- Those who have received a positive result after undergoing the skin test
- Those who have thick hypertrophic scars or excessive keloid scars
- Those with an allergy to bovine collagen
- Those who are prone to anaphylaxis or other severe allergies.
- Those allergic to lidocaine
- That with bleeding disorders
- Those who have or plan to undergo desensitization injections regarding meat products
Address Aging and Imperfections the Natural Way
If you want to treat your acne scars, smile lines, or both, you can easily do so and get beautiful, long-lasting results thanks to this effective cosmetic injectable. Contact the experts at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, today and schedule your initial consultation to find out more about how this collagen-stimulating injectable can help transform your appearance.