As you age, so does your skin. Many people experience a loss in volume and elasticity in their face as the body produces less collagen, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. Even if you protect your face with sunscreen, creams, and serums, it’s hard to stop your skin’s natural aging process.
There are many different cosmetic treatments available to help renew your skin. At A Younger You Medical Spa, we provide our patients with the latest in skincare technology to help you transform your skin and deliver long-lasting results. If you want to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin that works with your body, we recommend our Bellafill injectable fillers.
Injectables: Neurotoxins vs. Fillers
Although both fillers and neurotoxins are cosmetic injectables used to treat wrinkles, they serve very different purposes for improving the quality of your skin. Neurotoxins target dynamic wrinkles, the kind caused by repeated facial expressions. Dynamic wrinkles appear in several areas of the face and include forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
On the other hand, fillers reduce the appearance of wrinkles that have formed due to your skin losing elasticity and volume. These fillers also restore any lost volume, plumping the skin and smoothing any noticeable wrinkles.
Both of these cosmetic injectables can subtly transform your skin to help you achieve a natural, more youthful appearance. Our skincare experts at A Younger You Medical Spa will evaluate your skin and recommend the best type of treatment to fit your needs during your consultation.
What Is Bellafill?
Bellafill is a type of filler we use to restore volume to your skin. This smooth, gel-based filler contains collagen and tiny PMMA microspheres that work together to smooth away unwanted wrinkles.
The FDA approves Bellafill injectable fillers to treat a variety of skin conditions, including nasolabial folds and acne scars. Unlike other fillers that lose their effectiveness over shorter periods of time, this unique formula produces results that can last up to five years.
How Does Bellafill Work?
Bellafill injectable fillers effectively restore volume and shape to your face using two powerful ingredients: collagen and PMMA microspheres. Bellafill filler is 80% smooth collagen gel. Unlike other hyaluronic acid-based fillers, a collagen base creates smooth, supple volume beneath the surface of your skin and delivers longer-lasting results.
The other 20% of Bellafill filler comprises polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. These are suspended in the collagen gel and create a scaffold that triggers and supports your body’s natural collagen production.
Even as the original collagen in Bellafill begins to fade away, the PPMA remains under the skin. As a result, your body will respond by replacing the collagen gel with its own natural collagen, sustaining your original results long after your treatment.
What Does Bellafill Treat?
Bellafill treats both nasolabial folds and certain types of acne scars. Also known as smile lines, nasolabial folds extend from the corners of your mouth up to your nose. When the Bellafill filler is injected in these areas, you will immediately notice that your skin looks smoother and your wrinkles have diminished.
If you have uneven skin texture due to acne scars, Bellafill can be used to add volume underneath, essentially “filling in” your scar and smoothing the overall surface of your skin. Bellafill is effective on distensible acne scars, the kind that smoothes out when you tug on them, and atrophic scars, the type of scar that’s pitted or depressed in the skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Bellafill?
Bellafill is an excellent treatment option for both men and women over 21. If you are unhappy with the look of your nasolabial folds or have distensible or atrophic acne scars on your cheeks, Bellafill can help you feel more confident in your skin.
This FDA-approved filler is not only safe for all skin types and colors but also can deliver longer-lasting results without the need for touch-ups. Before we schedule your treatment, we will conduct an allergy test to make sure Bellafill is safe for you.
What Can I Expect from the Procedure?
During your consultation, we will outline any pre-treatment steps you may need to follow. We’ll also map out specific treatment areas we will be targeting during your procedure. Finally, we’ll cover your post-treatment care, so you’ll know exactly what to expect when it comes to your procedure.
We will prepare your skin for treatment with a gentle cleansing on the day of your treatment. Then, we will carefully place the Bellafill filler in the locations decided upon during your consultation.
The specific amount of injections you may need will depend on what we are treating and your desired results. The treatment itself only takes 15-20 minutes with no downtime, so you can fit your Bellafill treatment into a busy day and immediately return to your daily activities.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
As one of the longest-lasting injectable fillers, Bellafill doesn’t require frequent, repeated treatments. Your specific treatment needs will vary depending on what area you treat and how fast your body metabolizes the ingredients. For acne scarring, results can last as long as twelve months.
Bellafill can produce long-lasting results for up to five years in nasolabial folds. Rather than planning for regular treatments, we can work with you to monitor your results and schedule touch-up sessions as needed.
Discover Whether Bellafill is Right For You
If you’re ready to look in the mirror and see your younger self again, visit us at A Younger You Medical Spa in Brookfield and Burlington, WI.
Our team is dedicated to providing Waukesha, Milwaukee, New Berlin, and the greater southern Wisconsin area with the most advanced minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedures available today. Call to schedule your complimentary consultation.