As people age, the skin wears from the effects of time and gravity. Nasolabial folds, or more commonly known as “smile lines” may begin to occur as the result of any loss of facial volume and skin elasticity. Some people may also begin to notice any scarring acne might have left behind. Both cases may generate some self-consciousness and discomfort. This is why Dr. Russo in Boston recommends Bellafill. Bellafill is used as a solution for smile lines and scars from acne.
Bellafill is a smooth, collagen-based dermal filler with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. Collagen is the main structural protein found in the skin and other tissues. The collagen gel in Bellafill grants fast volume and lifts the skin to correct any wrinkling and acne scars. Once the Bellafill has been injected, these microspheres create a base of structural support for smoother-looking skin. Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Dr. Joseph Russo is an expert and educator in the field of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. He and his staff believe it is important to know the patients as individuals to better understand their desires and end goals, personalize their care, and customize their results.
The aging process affects people in unique ways, but many times, it is our faces that bear the brunt of our external changes. While certain changes may not initially bother you or really make a difference in your appearance, over time, they can become more pronounced, causing you to feel dissatisfied with yourself.
Our Boston Bellafill patients have noticed many benefits such as restoring volume to hollow cheeks, hollows under the eyes, and deep wrinkles or folds along the nose and smile lines. Bellafill also works on a variety of different skin types for all genders and can give patients long-lasting results for treating smile lines and acne scars. It’s been proven to be a safe and effective treatment and begins working immediately after injection. Best of all, there’s no recovery time needed, and after treatment, patients may return to their everyday activities right away.
Acne scars may gradually become more prominent over time, just as smile lines can deepen until they give the appearance of jowls. Bellafill can provide a safe, effective, long-lasting solution to these issues and help you rediscover the joy of looking in a mirror.
If you are interested in Bellafill, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Russo so he can examine you and review your medical history. This allows him to create a unique treatment plan just for you and make sure you’re eligible for Bellafill. Ideal candidates have already experienced facial volume and/or have acne scars. To see if Bellafill may be the right solution for you, contact us today.
Bellafill injections are completed in-office. While you may combine them with other procedures, the treatment time for Bellafill itself can last anywhere from 15-60 minutes.
Bellafill injections are completed in-office. While you may combine them with other procedures, the treatment time for Bellafill itself can last anywhere from 15-60 minutes. You should be able to drive yourself away from the doctor’s office and continue on with the rest of your daily activities.
When your appointment begins, Dr. Russo will mark which area(s) you are having treated. Because each patient has a different level of skin sensitivity, you may ask about the use of numbing cream before the injections. However, there will already be lidocaine present in your injection, which also works to numb the site of your treatment.
To achieve its immediate and long-lasting results, Bellafill was created by a blending of two unique components. Within the smooth collagen gel base are tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. As Bellafill is injected, the collagen quickly adds natural-looking volume to rejuvenate acne scars or smile lines. In time, your body will use the PMMA microspheres as a support for its own collagen, establishing a foundation for long-lasting smoothness.
Because Bellafill is a filler injected under your skin, you will see immediate results after your treatment. While these initial results will create a more youthful appearance, your best results will become visible over the next 3-5 months.
This is because your body needs time to increase the production of collagen to increase elasticity in your skin and restore a smoother texture. The best results from Bellafill come from at least two treatments, which are spaced about 2 months apart.
This allows you to make sure you have the optimum results you’re wanting without overcorrecting any issues.Best of all, your results from Bellafill for acne scars can last up to a year, and up to 5 years for your laugh lines.
Bellafill injections are non-surgical, minimally invasive outpatient treatments that do not require any recovery time. You should be able to resume your regular daily activities immediately after treatment, though you can choose to go home and rest.
If you find that you’re becoming increasingly dissatisfied with your smile lines and/or acne scars, then Bellafill may have the solution for you.
Board-certified Boston plastic surgeon, Dr. Russo, can create a unique, customized plan for your specific needs and strives to ensure you receive the best Bellafill Boston has to offer. If you are experiencing any discomfort with acne scarring or smile lines, contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if Bellafill is an exciting solution for you.
If you are becoming more and more unhappy with acne scars on your face or deepening lines around your lips and nose, then Bellafill is specifically designed to address these issues. You must also be at least 21 years old.
Bellafill is unique in that it has been proven to last up to a year for acne scar correction, and up to 5 years for smile lines. In fact, in 2015, Suneva Medical completed the longest, largest clinical trial study of the effectiveness of Bellafill, and found that it is both safe and effective for long-lasting results - much longer than similar alternatives.
It shouldn’t be. However, skin sensitivity varies from patient to patient, so you should discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Russo. Keep in mind that the injection does contain lidocaine, which is a numbing agent that will work to reduce discomfort during the actual injection.
Some patients may experience some temporary swelling, redness, bruising, and more at the treatment site. However, these symptoms can resolve within 1 to 7 days and are usually temporary. For more information, schedule a consultation appointment to learn more.
The price for Bellafill changes depending on what you’re having treated. In addition, it’s often recommended to have two treatments eight weeks apart to ensure the longest-lasting, best results. Because Bellafill is considered an elective cosmetic treatment, it is not covered by insurance providers, but you can get financing if needed. You can also inquire about payment plans if you would like to consider that option.
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Your body is constantly changing. Gravity, age, and the elements are constantly pulling at you. But you are not alone in this fight. The doctors and aesthetic experts at Joseph A Russo, MD are also in constant motion, relentlessly innovating better ways to overcome the entropic effects of time and gravity.