Bellafill®, a collagen-based filler, fills in scars due to acne, chickenpox, or a surgical procedure.
When injected into an acne scar, Bellafill® immediately adds volume, lifting the surrounding skin, producing a smoother appearance on the surface of the skin. Results are immediate and over time Bellafill® stimulates your own body to produce more collagen to fill in more of the surrounding tissue.
A skin allergy test is required prior to receiving a Bellafill® treatment as some patients may be allergic to the lidocaine or bovine collagen in Bellafill®.
Rarely a granuloma or bump can form, which is a small hard lump. These may last for years or never dissipate. The duration of improvement with Bellafill® varies between patients. Results are usually visible immediately, but take 2-4 weeks to settle in. Bellafill® contains non-absorbable PMMA microspheres. Implantation can only be physically removed. Sometimes there is a tweaking that needs to be performed (massage, adding more) in the month following the injection to have optimal results. A treatment may not work as well or for long as long as expected and may be effective for variable lengths of time. Although most of our patients/clients are extremely satisfied with their results, results are variable. For a complete list of side effects, ask your medical provider and cosmetic coordinator prior to your treatment.
To learn more about Bellafill, please call 847-459-6400 or contact us to make an appointment with one of our cosmetic coordinators.
*Please do not schedule dental surgery within 2 weeks of your injectable filler appointment.
Bellafill® is the only dermal filler on the market approved for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years. It was approved for the correction of nasolabial folds in 2006.