Bellafill®—The Permanent Filler

Tired of repeated injections? Consider Bellafill®, the permanent filler.

Bellafill® (formerly Artefill) is the first FDA-approved permanent injectible dermal filler approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Treatment results with Bellafill provide the longest lasting wrinkle correction available without surgery. Bellafill is a unique combination of purified bovine collagen gel, tiny synthetic beads (polymethymethacrylate) and lidocaine (anesthetic agent).

Who is a Candidate for Bellafill®?

  • Anyone who wishes very long term or permanent correction or reduction of deep smile lines (naso-labial folds) may be a candidate for Bellafill.
  • Anyone who has used injectable collagen, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, or similar fillers in the past, may be a candidate for Bellafill.
  • Anyone who is not allergic to bovine collagen may be a candidate for Bellafill.

Before & AfterBellafill before & after photos courtesy of Suneva Medical

Before & AfterBellafill before & after photos courtesy of Suneva Medical

How much does Bellafill cost in San Diego?

At La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, we price Bellafill by the syringe at $875 for an 0.8cc syringe.* Be sure to check our specials page for current promotions and rebates for Bellafill and other fillers. Learn more about our injectables fees. *Current pricing as of March 2014. These prices are subject to change. 

How Bellafill Works

Bellafill contains very tiny round smooth non-resorbable particles of polymehtymethacrylate (PMMA) that are carried in purified bovine collagen gel. Following injection, Bellafill visibly corrects or improves the wrinkle. The microspheres, which do not disappear, provide support for the long term wrinkle correction.

The intended result is to smooth out your nasolabial folds and give you a more youthful look.

Procedure Description for Bellafill

Bellafill will require a skin test 28 days prior to treatment. If your test is negative, you may begin treatment immediately.

Bellafill contains lidocaine to minimize post-treatment tenderness. The needle used for Bellafill is very fine to minimize the pain with injection. An injection of numbing medicine (Lidocaine) or a topical numbing cream may be used, if you desire.

Because Bellafill is not reabsorbed by your body, it should be injected in stages by an Bellafill-trained physician over a period of several weeks to months. The injections are done under the surface of your skin. Bellafill fills the gaps, raising the skin to its normal height. Over time (2 to 3 months), your body will permanently anchor Bellafill for a long lasting effect. It takes about 3 months for the full effect to be seen.

The procedure is done in our doctor’s office and takes only a few minutes.

Recovery following Bellafill Treatment

As with any injectable wrinkle filler, local swelling or redness may occur immediately following treatment and they are temporary.

Bellafill actually had fewer severe complications during U.S. clinical trials than injectable collagen. Rare problems may be persistent that include lumpiness or granulomas. These conditions are easily treated by your physician. More details will be given at consultation.

Hear what actual patients say about Bellafill’s long lasting, natural solution for wrinkle correction:

Other Wrinkle Treatment Options

Many people choose to live with their wrinkles. Short term correction with Restylane®, Juvéderm®, your own fat, or other similar products is available. There are also soft implants that can be used to treat the nasolabial folds.

For more information about Bellafill, please call La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre at (858) 452-1981 or use our online contact form.