As you grow older, refinement and wisdom begin to define your character, but your skin doesn’t get so lucky. Age has the opposite effect on your skin than it does on your character, but we can change that in just one treatment. At Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, we can help you age naturally and gracefully with Bellafill, a unique cosmetic injectable that stimulates your body’s collagen production for beautiful, natural-looking skin.
You don’t have to let your age define your skin. There is a way to prompt the body to heal and rejuvenate your skin naturally so that you feel and look more youthful, and we’re here to help you do just that. Your body has powerful healing properties, but as you age, it needs a little help to rejuvenate the skin and that’s exactly what this dermal filler can do.
Does Bellafill Work Immediately?
The benefit of dermal fillers is that they provide instant results, and this cosmetic injectable is no different. Once your injectable appointment is complete, you’ll be able to look in the mirror and see an instant improvement in the appearance of your problem areas, whether that’s hollowness, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, or facial folds.
What Is Bellafill?
Bellafill is a long-lasting dermal filler that has two jobs. It helps fill lines and wrinkles that have developed on the face due to volume loss and it stimulates the body’s collagen production so that your body naturally fills those lines and wrinkles well after the immediate effects of the filler wear off. The results can last for several years, which means you won’t have to come in for recurring appointments just to maintain your results.
How Does It Work?
This dermal filler is different from other fillers of its kind because it contains two active ingredients. One is PMMA, polymethyl methacrylate microspheres, and the second is collagen. Both of these ingredients work together to improve the appearance of the skin, restore volume, and smooth lines and wrinkles over time. Your results will only improve after your initial injection.
Once injected, the active collagen ingredient provides an instant smoothing effect so that you can walk out of our office with an improvement in your problem areas. The PMMA ingredient will stimulate the body to increase collagen production, giving you long-lasting results unlike any other injectable of its kind.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to choosing this particular cosmetic injectable for your anti-aging needs. If you want to target, treat, and correct aging at the source, this dermal filler will help you do just that. It doesn’t just temporarily hide your wrinkles, but instead, provides your body with everything that it needs to fight those wrinkles with the power of collagen.
When you commit to cosmetic injectables, you want to know that they’ll make a difference in your problem areas and that they’ll effectively treat your wrinkles. Bellafill is effective and it works. It smoothes wrinkles, helps your body fight aging from the inside out, and adds volume to areas that have become hollow as a result of the aging process.
You’ll experience instant gratification as your lines and wrinkles are filled instantly. You’ll also go through the months that follow knowing that you now have a long-term solution for those lines and wrinkles, and your body will be working to heal them below the surface of your skin.
Not only can this treatment address the signs of aging, but it can provide solutions for some equally troubling skin conditions like acne scars. If you have acne scars, you know how difficult they are to hide, let alone treat. This dermal filler can help you achieve the beautiful skin texture you may have never thought possible. When injected into acne scars, it will immediately fill those depressions, giving you a smooth facial canvas.
Additionally, it will stimulate collagen production below the scars so that your body can heal and repair them naturally over time. This filler also helps improve other skin conditions that result from the aging process, including:
- Smile lines and other age-related expression lines
- Loose skin that causes sagging along the jawline and on the cheeks
- Moderate to severe wrinkles
- Dimples that form on the chin
Results Are Long-Lasting
Bellafill is one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers on today’s beauty market. Your results won’t fade after a few months but will stay strong for up to five years after your initial treatment.
It’s a Pain-Free Treatment
If you’re not a fan of needles, know that this treatment is virtually painless and you will barely feel the needle. The injectable itself is fitted with an ultra-fine needle called a cannula, which provides the most comfortable experience possible. Additionally, the mild numbing agent lidocaine is one of the ingredients in this injectable, which also contributes to the pain-free experience.
It Increases Your Confidence
This treatment can do wonders for your mental and emotional health. Not only will it restore volume youth to your skin, but it will also restore your confidence. You’ll love the image that you see in the mirror and won’t have to constantly feel self-conscious about your lines, wrinkles, hollow areas, or acne scars.
What Happens During a Treatment?
This process begins with a consultation where we’ll discuss your concerns, your goals, and your expectations. We will also analyze your problem areas and review your health history to make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in this injectable.
We also will discuss any other dermal fillers or cosmetic injectables you have had in the past. Depending on your health history, we may perform an allergy test which will take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to ensure that this dermal filler will be a safe and effective option for your needs.
Once we confirm that you’re a candidate for this dermal filler, we’ll schedule your appointment. There are some ways that you need to prepare for your appointment so that you can get the best results from this injectable. You should:
- Avoid certain medications and supplements including vitamin E, fish oil, and aspirin
- Temporarily stop using any topical retinol products
- Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours before your appointment
- Show up with a make-up free face and your hair up if possible
When you arrive for your appointment, we’ll begin by cleaning the treatment area. We can also apply a topical numbing cream to your skin if you’d like to be extra comfortable during the appointment.
Then, your injector will administer your Bellafill injections into your problem areas as discussed during your initial consultation. We’ll be able to treat all of your problem areas during this appointment. Appointments can last anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes based on your customized treatment plan.
Once your injections are finished, your appointment will be done and you’ll be free to resume your normal daily activities. There is no downtime associated with this treatment. Your injector will provide you with a complete list of instructions as to how to care for your skin once your treatment is complete.
If needed, we will schedule a follow-up appointment with you to examine your treatment area, check on your results, and make sure that your goals are being met. The list of aftercare instructions may include the following directives:
- Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours post-treatment
- Avoid intense workouts for one to three days post-treatment
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, and hot showers for 24 hours
- Avoid anything that would put pressure on your treatment area for 24 hours
We want you to know everything there is to know about this injectable so that you feel confident and excited as you walk into your first injection appointment. If you have any additional questions about this injectable, we will answer them during your initial consultation.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
You will notice an immediate difference in the appearance of your skin and your problem areas right after you receive your injections. The ingredient in this injectable delivers additional, noticeable results three months post-treatment, as it forces your body to make more collagen to resolve your problem areas.
Your results will continue to improve within four to six months after your initial treatment. It will be at this time that you’ll notice the most dramatic effects of increased collagen.
How Many Injections Will I Need?
Different patients have different goals and each will require a different treatment plan to meet those needs and goals. Typically, we recommend that you undergo two treatments with six to eight weeks between each to get the best results. After your initial treatment, we will analyze your results to ensure that your goals are being met. If your problem areas require additional attention, we’ll address them at that time.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Once injected with Bellafill, your results will last anywhere from three to five years. The total length of your results depends on your body’s response to the treatment and how quickly your body increases and produces collagen. Some patients experience results that last well beyond five years, which is much longer than any other injectable currently available.
Is It Safe?
If you’ve never experienced this cosmetic injectable, you may be concerned about its safety. You can rest assured that once you pass the allergy screening test, this injectable will be completely safe for your use. Not only is it an FDA-approved treatment, but it has been studied and has successfully passed many different clinical trials.
Who Is a Candidate?
If you aren’t happy with how the aging process has dealt with your skin, you are most likely a candidate that will see innumerable benefits from this treatment. This cosmetic injectable will help resolve mild to moderate signs of aging, including deep wrinkles around the mouth. Those who qualify for treatment have some of the following aesthetic goals:
- Smooth out expression lines
- Improve skin elasticity
- Add volume to the cheeks
- Improve the appearance of acne scars
- Restore youth to the face
During your initial consultation with one of our experts, we’ll review your health history and discuss your goals to ensure that you are a candidate for this treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
We can’t wait to help you reach all of your aesthetic goals with this filler. You can age gracefully and have beautiful, youthful-looking skin. You don’t have to let age define how you look anymore. We want to help you look and feel as beautiful as you are. Contact us today at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, and schedule your initial consultation to find out more about Bellafill and how it can help you look and feel more youthful and more beautiful.