Dermatology Washington DC BellafillIf you are looking for a long lasting solution for nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, or if you suffer from rolling acne scars and are looking for a quick and non-invasive solution, Bellafill could be the answer. Bellafill is the only semi-permanent dermal filler on the market that is FDA approved for treatment of certain types of acne scars. Bellafill is a safe and effective solution for reducing the appearance of smile lines and acne scars, and we are happy to offer it to our patients.

To learn more about Bellafill and see if you are a good candidate for this innovative semi-permanent facial filler, schedule a consultation with one of the board-certified dermatologists today! Just call for more information.

What Makes Bellafill Different?

There are many different dermal fillers on the market, each able to tackle a specific set of problems. Whether it’s a hyaluronic acid gel filler, such as Juvederm or a collagen-boosting filler such as Radiesse, however, they all have something in common – they are temporary. Bellafill is the only semi-permanent dermal filler FDA approved in the United States for results up to five years for nasolabial folds. It achieves these long-lasting effects through the innovative use of PMMA, a medical-grade biocompatible material used in medical implants for over 65 years.

Bellafill for Acne Scars

Bellafill obtained FDA approval for treatment of acne scars in 2014. It has been proven safe and effective for up to five years for atrophic, distensible acne scars that are moderate to severe. If your acne scars are of the type that can be manually smoothed out by stretching the skin, they can most likely be treated with Bellafill. For other types of acne scars, or for acne scars that cover a large portion of the face, other treatments such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels may be a better option. During your consultation, your dermatologist will discuss with you the best options for your acne scars!

Bellafill for Nasolabial Folds

There are plenty of dermal fillers available for treatment of nasolabial folds, including the recently FDA approved Restylane Lyft, but Bellafill is the longest lasting of any of them. Bellafill is FDA approved for results lasting up to five years! If you are looking for a longer-lasting solution for your smile lines, Bellafill may be a good choice for you. The nasolabial folds are one of the most prominent areas of the face that can age you, and with Bellafill you can keep the area looking youthful longer.

How Does Bellafill Work?

Bellafill uses a unique combination of collagen and PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres to provide instant results that last. Visible results can be seen immediately following treatment, while the PMMA microspheres create a structural matrix that stimulates the body’s own collagen production for steady improvement and results that last for years.

A skin test is required prior to Bellafill injections, to check for allergies or reactions to the lidocaine or bovine collagen used in the filler. Side effects may include redness, swelling, bruising, itching, or discoloration at the injection site that generally resolve within one to seven days. You must be 21 years or older to receive Bellafill injections.

Schedule a Bellafill Consultation Today

If you are interested in Bellafill for your smile lines or acne scars, don’t hesitate to contact MI Skin for a consultation! To learn more about this unique dermal filler and to make your appointment, just call today! Request a consultation online.

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