Bellafill in Naples, FL
As you grow older, you may start to notice acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles on your face. These issues can include nasolabial folds, the deep wrinkled lines extending from under the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth. At Aesthetic Surgery Center in Naples, FL, we offer BellaFill, a long-lasting, FDA-approved dermal filler designed to treat these issues.
BellaFill treatments can correct wrinkles, facial folds, fine lines, and more. Before opting for BellaFill, however, it is important to learn more about the treatment’s results, benefits, preparation tips, consultation process, and more.
What is BellaFill?
Aging usually makes the skin lose its youthful elasticity and develop wrinkles, fine lines, and more. BellaFill is the first-ever non-resorbable collagen-rich dermal filler made with PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate beads) and a bovine collagen gel carrier.
The BellaFill dermal filler can help with various cosmetic augmentation procedures. The filler has polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres and a collagen base that can treat moderate to severe acne scar issues as well as skin furrows around your lips, nose, and chin.
As collagen is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin, it blends with the PMMA beads to create a support matrix. The procedure takes only 15 to 60 minutes and gives you a rejuvenated and youthful skin texture.
Due to its non-invasive treatment process, you can get back to your regular activities right after your BellaFill sessions. The benefits are immediate, and the filler helps produce collagen that rejuvenates your skin from within.
What are the types of dermal fillers?
Dr. Anurag Agarwal discusses Bellafill on Naples WINK News
There are several significant advantages to choosing BellaFill dermal filler treatments. The filler can effectively treat your nasolabial folds and acne scars to help you achieve a smoother, rejuvenated, and consistent complexion.
Here are some of the most notable benefits of BellaFill:
BellaFill’s results for improving nasolabial folds can last for up to five years. The effects last about a year for severe acne scars. There is no need to make appointments every few months to maintain your results. The product’s maximized retention rate helps it last longer.
It Can Treat Acne Scars
BellaFill is a great way to correct acne scars. These injectables can improve the appearance of deep scars immediately and heal and rejuvenate the skin over time.
Increases Collagen Production
While our bodies naturally produce collagen, production slows down as we age. One of the best things about BellaFill is that it uses collagen as its main ingredient. Supplementing your body’s lowered collagen production with BellaFill can significantly improve your skin’s texture and make it feel softer, smoother, and more supple.
You can go back to your regular lifestyle right after your treatment. BellaFill requires zero downtime and you can head back home, visit your friends, or get back to work right away.
While you might need multiple successful sessions for the most optimal results, the first session alone will significantly improve your skin.
The Results Look Natural
The results from BellaFill look and feel all-natural. Your skin will look fresh, glowing, and rejuvenated.
If you’re considering cosmetic non-surgical procedures to improve your facial skin’s collagen production, BellaFill could be a great option for you. Consulting with an experienced plastic surgeon can help you learn more about the specifics of this non-surgical procedure, including advantages, recovery, and risks.
During your consultation, the surgeon will conduct a skin test to ensure that your body will tolerate BellaFill. It’s also a good idea to talk to the surgeon and their team about the anesthetic options, which may include topical numbing creams, nerve blockers, or both.
You can have your first procedure on the day of your consultation if you wish. The Aesthetic Surgery Center will help schedule your treatment appointment at a time that is convenient for you. Consultations can help you gain more knowledge about the treatment if you’re not sure which procedure is right for you.
Preparing for your BellaFill fillers will help you gain effective and long-lasting collagen regeneration results. The treatment can improve your skin’s elasticity and nourish it from within.
Scheduling your appointment with a week’s notice can help you properly prepare for BellaFill and achieve more beautiful skin from within. The following tips can help you prepare for non-surgical dermal fillers:
A week before your BellaFill appointment, stop taking daily medications with blood-thinning properties. These include fish oil capsules, ibuprofen, aspirin, and vitamin E pills. It is also best to abstain from alcoholic drinks during this period. Drinking can make your skin more vulnerable and sensitive to bruising.
Ask for an Allergy Test
If you have any known or suspected allergies, make sure to share them with your surgeon. Opt for a skin allergy test so that your non-surgical treatment does not cause a reaction and lead to skin complications.
Opt for Arnica
Arnica is a natural pain reliever. It can help you treat swelling and bruising after your first BellaFill treatment. You can find this remedy at health food stores and online.
Before taking arnica, talk to the team at the Aesthetic Surgery Center. Upon approval, you can take three to five arnica tablets under your tongue the day before and the day after your treatment.
How Does Bellafill Work?
Your surgeon will inject the BellaFill dermal filler into your skin using an ultrafine needle. These blunt-tipped needles minimize bruising and reduce soreness. Your provider will inject the filler into the scars or wrinkled and saggy skin that is bothering you.
As a collagen stimulator, BellaFill can plump up the skin, improve facial depressions, and erase lines in no time. Thanks to PMMA microspheres, BellaFill has enduring effects that usually last longer than many surgical cosmetic procedures. It is also non-resorbable, meaning that the body does not absorb it, as is the case with many other fillers.
After the treatment, your body will begin to produce natural collagen that helps to improve your skin from within. It blends with microspheres to treat wrinkles, fine lines, folds, and acne scars.
By the end of a few weeks, your skin will begin to generate natural collagen with the help of the injected collagen. Eventually, your body’s natural collagen will surpass the amount of collagen stimulator and refine your skin naturally. You can then enjoy youthful, soft, plump, and elastic skin that radiates health naturally.
Most BellaFill patients see the results after one or two treatments.
Bellafill Recovery Period
After a BellaFill treatment series, it usually takes three to six months for the skin to completely repair and improve after the final appointment. This is because it takes around three months minimum for the body’s natural collagen count to increase.
The body’s collagen stimulation improves over time due to the PMMA microspheres in the dermal filler. Your cosmetic surgeon will likely space out your first and second treatments with eight weeks in between.
The cost of BellaFill dermal fillers depends on how much of it you need for good results. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons‘ 2017 report shows that one BellaFill treatment averaged $859. Ask for an estimate during your consultation with the Aesthetic Surgery Center.
This specialized filler contains polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA. It is a biocompatible material that is safe for medical implants.
If you have any allergic reactions to lidocaine and/or bovine collagen, have scar formation issues, or suffer from bleeding disorders, consult with your surgeon before deciding on BellaFill.
The results are long-lasting and immediate. You can return to your normal lifestyle right after leaving the clinic.
You usually need one filled syringe to treat around nine acne scars.
If you live in the state of Florida, Aesthetic Surgery Center offers BellaFill among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
Contact Us Today
The skilled surgeons at the Aesthetic Surgery Center can assist you in determining if BellaFill is right for you. Call our Naples, FL office today at (239) 594-9100 to book your consultation and learn more about BellaFill treatments.
Why choose Aesthetic Surgery Center
- Received his Doctor of Medicine at Philadelphia’s MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in 1999 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
- Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
- In 2016, Dr. Agarwal was honored at the annual American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery national meeting.
- Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
- Served as chief investigator for numerous laser application systems for CO2, Argon, Nd:YAG, ER:YAG and Krypton lasers used in Facial surgery.
- Fellow American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
- Attended medical school at UNMC (University of Nebraska Medical College).
- Was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
- Member of The Aesthetic Society, the Florida Medical Association, and Collier County Medical Society.
- General surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL
- Plastic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida