What Is Bellafill?
Bellafill® is a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) filler that was FDA approved in 2006 for long term correction of nasolabial folds. Bellafill also contains a local anesthetic. This takes the edge off by providing pain relief at the same time as the initial injection. Results from injections of Bellafill treatment appear almost immediately. Dr. Gordon Kaplan specializes in Bellafill injection treatments for facial wrinkles in NYC and NJ. The whole procedure of Bellafill takes approximately 15 minutes to perform and is typically done in the Dr. Kaplan’s office. Recent studies have shown that the cosmetic effect of Bellafill® persists for 10 years or more. As a result, Dr. Kaplan’s facial sculpting and non-invasive cosmetic procedures can now have a long term to permanent effect for his NJ and NYC patients.
For patients in NJ and NYC seeking long term to permanent correction, Bellafill® is the perfect solution. For best results, we typically suggest 2 to 4 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. This layering technique allows the body to build its own collagen around the PMMA microspheres, resulting in a natural appearance.
Bellafill is best for smile lines; it is not recommended for areas with thinner skin such as crow’s feet around the eyes. Not everyone is a candidate for Bellafill injections.
How is Bellafill different from other fillers?
Most dermal fillers are made out of natural or synthetic materials, which get broken down and absorbed by your body with temporary results that typically don’t last much longer than six months to a year. In order to maintain your results, you need to return for follow-up treatments once or twice a year. Bellafill is made out of a collagen microsphere material that doesn’t get absorbed by your body. In addition, this material provides important support to your skin, helping to maintain a wrinkle-free appearance much longer.
Benefits of Choosing Bellafill:
Bellafill offers you the following benefits:
- Long lasting, elegant wrinkle correction – maintain natural looking results for as long as 5 years
- Results are seen immediately
- Minimally invasive procedure with no downtime
- You can resume normal activities right after treatment
- Unique collagen microspheres provide a smoother suspension
- Integrates with your skin to encourage renewal of your own natural collagen
- Clinically proven to be extremely safe
Bellafill side effects may include redness, swelling, lumpiness, pain or sensitivity at the injection site. Some people experience facial firmness after injection, but this usually resolves over time. Occasionally, there is some mild bruising which can last about three to seven days. Lumps and granulomas may occur with Bellafill as well as other soft tissue fillers.
Bellafill Cost in NYC and NJ
Bellafill injections cost around $1,000 per syringe in NJ and NYC. Insurers typically do not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures such as Bellafill. If the cost is too much to pay all at once, ask us about our financing options at The Kaplan Center.
Interested in learning more about Bellafill? For Bellafill injection treatments in NJ and NYC, please contact The Kaplan Center to set up your no-obligation consultation today. You may also call (201) 948-5475 to speak to one of our friendly Patient Advisors today.