Dallas Bellafill

OVERVIEW

Now there is a better choice in dermal fillers — Bellafill®, the only 5-year filler.

Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, which often dissolve within a few months, Bellafill® creates a lasting improvement in your skin. Its smooth collagen gel base houses tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. These microspheres are about the same diameter as a human hair, so it’s almost impossible to see them.

Once injected, Bellafill® immediately reduces the look of lines, wrinkles, and scars. Over time, your body uses the PMMA microspheres as a “scaffold” onto which your own collagen can develop¹𝄒².

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GEL COMPOSITION

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Let’s talk safety.

Bellafill® is FDA approved and has been proven safe and effective in rigorously conducted clinical studies. In the largest and longest safety study ever conducted on dermal fillers (data on file), Bellafill® performed exceptionally well. At the study’s completion, 83% of patients were still satisfied with their results 5 years after treatment.³

Bellafill® is the only dermal filler on the market with 5 year safety and efficacy data. Its satisfaction data and safety profile is unmatched, making it one of the safest fillers on the market to date.

As with other injectable fillers, you may experience bruising, itching, pain, swelling, redness, discoloration, lumpiness, bumps, acne, or increased sensitivity at the treatment site. These side effects usually resolve themselves quickly.

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Your Questions: Nasolabial Folds

What is Bellafill® and how does it work?
Bellafill® is a smooth, collagen gel-based dermal filler that contains tiny PMMA microspheres. The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift to correct lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for instant results. Even as the collagen is absorbed by your body, the PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a “scaffold” that supports your own natural collagen production.

Is Bellafill® safe?
Yes, Bellafill® is FDA approved and has been proven safe and effective in rigorously conducted clinical studies. Bellafill® performed very well in the largest and longest safety study ever conducted on dermal fillers (safety on file). At the study’s completion, 83% of patients were still satisfied with their results 5 years after treatment.

Who are the best candidates for Bellafill®?
Candidates for Bellafill® must be 21 years of age or older. Bellafill® works on all skin types and in both men and women. Bellafill® is a great option for patients who want to avoid the time and expense associated with other, more temporary fillers. A quick skin test is required to ensure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in Bellafill®. Be sure to consult with a licensed provider to determine how Bellafill® may work for you.

What results can I expect with Bellafill®? How long does it take to see them?
Bellafill® creates a lasting improvement in your skin. There’s no required downtime after your treatment with Bellafill®. You can get back to your normal routine immediately.

 

Your Questions: Acne Scars

What treatment options currently exist for acne scars?
Topical treatments, chemical peels, dermabrasion, microneedling, and laser resurfacing are among the current available treatment options for acne scars. However, these treatments may be associated with significant downtime. It can also take a significant amount of time before their results are visible — and they often lack rigorous, controlled data to support their safety or efficacy.
Bellafill® is the only filler that’s approved by the FDA to treat acne scars. It offers
a new hope and treatment choice to millions of Americans affected by this skin condition.

Is Bellafill® safe?
Yes, Bellafill® is the only dermal filler that’s FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over 21 years of age. Bellafill® has been proven to provide both immediate and lasting results in rigorous clinical studies that demonstrated effectiveness, safety, and high rates of patient satisfaction.

How frequently do you have to get injected with Bellafill®? What is the upkeep?
Bellafill® is a lasting solution. In a clinical study on acne scarring, safety and effectiveness was demonstrated through 12 months. In a separate clinical study on nasolabial folds (smile lines), its safety and effectiveness was established through 5 years. Your licensed provider can give you the best recommendations on how Bellafill® can be used to achieve optimal results.

Does Bellafill® only treat facial acne scars?
In the U.S., Bellafill® is also approved for the correction of smile lines through 5 years. In a recent clinical study, 83% of Bellafill® patients were still satisfied with their results 5 years after treatment³𝄒⁴.

 

Beautiful, natural results

Bellafill® is the only long-term filler that’s FDA approved to treat distensible acne scars for up to 1 year.

Bellafill® is clinically proven to lift and smooth for maximum results. In just one office visit, you can safely treat your acne scars and leave feeling confident that you’ll look your best long-term.

 

ACNE SCARS

The Origin of Acne Scars

Acne scarring starts with aggressive acne inflammation.

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The inflammation can lead to irregular healing and loss of collagen, which is a key structural component of skin. This can result in a sunken scar and an uneven skin surface.

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Bellafill® Smooths Acne Scars

The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume below acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin.¹

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Over time, the collagen gel is absorbed by the body. The PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a scaffold that supports production of the body’s own collagen for lasting correction.¹𝄒²

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Know Your Scars

Acne scars come in several shapes and sizes, but Bellafill® is best for rolling scars.

Bellafill® works best on distensible (which means they disappear when stretched), depressed scars with soft edges. Your licensed provider can help you determine if Bellafill® can offer you the results you want.

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Bellafill® is only for correction of distensible, rolling acne scars. To determine if a scar is appropriate for correction, pull the surrounding skin taut. If the skin appears normal when stretched, then it is a distensible scar, and may be optimal for treating with Bellafill®.

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Note: all acne scar types may be present in one patient.

 

Why Bellafill® for Acne Scars?

62% of patients concerned about noticeable acne scars have consulted a doctor or other healthcare professional at some time. ⁴

Until recently, the treatment options for reducing scarring, such as microneedling, laser and light therapies, were limited. Now Bellafill® offers a solution for reducing the look of scars when resurfacing procedures are not favored, or simply do not provide the outcomes you desire. Results are both immediate and lasting, improving your sense of personal confidence.

Before-After-Acne-Scars

 

• Bellafill® works with your body to immediately reduce the look of acne scars.
• Your simple treatment is performed right in your doctor’s office.
• Results appear immediately, and you can get back to your day quickly.
• 90% of patients were still satisfied with their results after 1 year.

 

Real Patients, Real Results

Patient4-Before-After“I see a difference in my complexion as far as smoothness. It makes me feel a whole lot better about myself, and my self-confidence has boosted significantly.”⁶

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Patient6-Before-After“I felt very satisfied. I felt there was a noticeable improvement, and no downside to the treatment.”⁶

 

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Patient8-Before-After“I would recommend Bellafill® to anybody who is trying to fill in acne scars. You walk in with a scar and you walk out without a scar.⁶

 

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Beautiful, natural results

Bellafill® is FDA approved to smooth smile lines for up to 5 years.

Bellafill® is the only dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain your youthful appearance for up to 5 years.

Now, you can look your best without wasting time and money on frequent filler injections.

 

ACNE SCARS

Know Your Wrinkles

We all know how to spot a wrinkle but how do you know if Bellafill® is a match for you?

Bellafill® works best on nasolabial folds, also called smile lines.

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Why Bellafill® for wrinkles?

• Bellafill® is the only injectable filler that creates instant results that can last through 5 years³.
• Your simple treatment is performed in your doctor’s office — and you can go back to your day immediately afterward.
• Bellafill® works with your body to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles.

Natural-looking results that last

Over time, Bellafill® helps your body develop its own collagen, making your long-lasting results look soft and natural.

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Real Patients, Real Results

“I am truly, truly happy with the results that I got from the Bellafill® treatments. It gave me exactly what I was looking for and the fact that you can’t see it or feel it is really the best part about it.”⁶ — Marissa

Patients4-6-Before-After

“I’m at the age where I’m starting to feel the effects of aging. The fact that I feel young and still look good and I’m catching those wrinkles early on makes me feel better about myself and translates into other areas of my life.”⁶ — Linda

Patients6-4-Before-After

“The results are what I had hoped for. I feel that Bellafill® really has changed my look, but not in a dramatic way. I feel as if it has enhanced me, it has made me feel younger and look younger and I’ve had positive results and a lot of compliments.”⁶ — Marina

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Bellafill® is indicated for the correction of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years. Patients who have had a positive reaction to the Bellafill® Skin Test, have a history of severe allergies, have known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, have bleeding disorders or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring should not receive Bellafill®. The safety of Bellafill® for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or in patients under 21 has not been established. You may experience temporary swelling, redness, pain, bruising, lumps/bumps, itching, and discoloration at the treatment site. These side effects are usually transient and typically resolve within 1–7 days. You may experience lumps/bumps/papules that may occur more than one month after injection and that may persist. Less common side effects include rash and itching more than 48 hours after treatment, persistent swelling or redness, lumps/bumps, acne, and increased sensitivity at treatment sites. Infrequently, granulomas may occur and may be treated by your licensed physician provider. Be sure to call your licensed provider immediately if you notice any unusual skin reactions around the treatment area. Based on the 5-year Post-Approval Study on nasolabial folds with 1,008 patients, long-term safety of Bellafill® for up to 5 years has been established.

 

References:

1. Gottfried Lemperle, et. al., ArteFill® Permanent Injectable for Soft Tissue Augmentation: I. Mechanism of Action and Injection Techniques., Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 Jun;34(3):264–72.
2. Proposed mechanism of action.
3. Based on the 5 year post approval study for the correction of nasolabial folds. 4. Data on file. Suneva Medical, Inc.
5. Jacob CI, Dover JS, Kaminer MS. Acne scarring: A classification system and review of treatment options. J Am Acad Dermatol; July 2001; 109- 117. 1. Gottfried Lemperle, et. al., ArteFill® Permanent Injectable for Soft Tissue Augmentation: I. Mechanism of Action and Injection Techniques., Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 Jun;34(3):264–72.
6. RealSelf.com