Bellafill (formally known as Artefill) is the longest-lasting of the dermal collagen stimulators and has a gel carrier that is made of bovine collagen thus the skin testing is done for the bovine collagen component, not the Bellafill product itself. Bellafill is also done in stages. As it builds on itself over time, it is not well absorbed by our immune system and it really becomes a part of our dermal matrix. It is the most expensive of the dermal collagen stimulators but it lasts 6-10 years so the investment upfront is for the longevity of the product. It works well under the eyes and lowers the midface for rejuvenation of volume. Results last 6-10 years.
There are several types of materials used in dermal fillers such as collagen with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid (HA), and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). All of these fillers will completely degrade over a period of a few months up to two years and will be resorbed into your body, with the exception of PMMA. PMMA microspheres are not degraded, are not absorbed, and therefore provide a long-lasting wrinkle correction.
Not every practice can provide Bellafill as it requires advanced training and expertise to become a certified injector for Bellafill. Debra Tri, ARNP has been certified as a Bellafill Expert Trained injector and qualified to perform injections with Bellafill.
Bellafill is FDA approved dermal filler that provides immediate results and lasting improvements.
Reasons to choose Bellafill
Long lasting, 6 - 10 years
Fewer injections required