Bellafill is an FDA approved facial filler indicated for the correction of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years. Bellafill is a smooth, collagen-based filler that is composed of 80% purified bovine collagen gel and 20% polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. Bellafill works in two ways:
- The collagen provides immediate volume below nasolabial folds/atrophic acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin.
- The PMMA microspheres create a matrix that supports endogenous collagen production.
You may experience temporary swelling, redness, pain, bruising, itching and discoloration at the treatment site. These side effects are usually transient and typically resolve within 1-7 days.