Is There Any Side Effect When Using Bellafill?
Similar with most of the dermal fillers, a patient should expect moderate redness and swelling that is only temporary (average would be less than 24 hours). During the first days of the treatment, patient should also expect mild bruising. There are also rare side effects that are less common for patients such as granulomas or lumps, sensitivity on the injected area, redness or swelling that last more than 24 hours and itching and rashes.
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What are the Primary Uses?
Bellafill is injected to the areas of the face that is experiencing fair to severe wrinkles caused by volume loss and gravity. It is customarily administered in the corner of our mouth area and on our nose. It is a compound that restores the fullness by adding volume to your sunken skin. It is also an ideal treatment for acne scars.
How Does It Work?
By using ultrafine needles, Bellafill will be directly injected into your skin. After the process, you should instantly see the difference; your skin will look younger due to the removal of the presence of wrinkles and it will look plump. Average patients will achieve a desirable result after 1-2 treatments.
How Long Does Bellafill Last?
As previously mentioned, Bellafill will not be absorbed by the body and will not compel you to acquire a re-injection. The collagen filler may be removed by undergoing a surgical procedure to reverse the effect.
Who Are Prevented to Undergo this Treatment?
Before the treatment, Dr. Sheffield will require you to undergo a pre-allergy assessment; those who acquired a reaction on the allergy test are recommended to choose other types of dermal fillers. You should also provide your medical history; those with a condition of anaphylaxis, hypersensitivity, and severe allergy are also not ideal for this type of treatment. Furthermore, allergic to lidocaine, bovine collagen and those who have a tendency to produce keloid scar or hypertrophic scar should not use this collagen filler. In addition, it is also contraindicated for lip augmentation.
What is the Proper Dosage of Bellafill?
The Amount that will be administered on your face will be contingent upon your particular condition. The safety dose when injecting amount greater than 3.5cc per area or 8.9cc overall treatment is not yet established during the clinical trials. The amount of dosage for the facial acne scars can also be different.