How to Achieve 5+ Year Results With Bellafill®

How to Achieve 5+ Year Results With Bellafill®

While the luckiest have the privilege of living to old age, not everyone wants to live with the signs of aging. Similarly, once you’ve outgrown your issues with acne, the scarring can leave an unwelcome public record of your struggle for clear skin.

Fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and other skin concerns can leave you feeling less like the person that you want the world to see. Will Richardson, MD, leads our staff of medical and aesthetic professionals at Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We offer Bellafill®, a highly effective dermal filler that can help resolve issues with your skin’s firmness and smoothness — and it can last for years. 

What are dermal fillers?

Your body produces two proteins that are responsible for the overall appearance of your skin: collagen and elastin. Collagen is an essential part of every organ, from your stomach to your brain to your skin. Roughly 80% of your skin is collagen, and it’s responsible for maintaining the structure of your skin, keeping wrinkles and fine lines away. 

Elastin, which sounds like the word “elastic,” is the protein that helps your skin bounce back from being pinched or stretched. Elastin is also found in large amounts in your heart, lungs, joints, and other connective tissues in your body.   

As you age, your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin decreases. You can make up for some of this loss with a protein-rich diet, but the older you get, the more difficult it is for these proteins to bind together and keep your skin firm and bouncy. That’s where dermal fillers can help. 

Dermal fillers are injectable cosmetics that can fill wrinkles and smooth skin imperfections. Fillers are generally made to last for a few months, though some last for a year or longer. If you’re looking for a long-lasting dermal filler, Dr. Richardson offers Bellafill

How is Bellafill different?

While most dermal fillers are designed to treat your skin concerns for up to a year, Bellafill lasts for five years and sometimes longer. Bellafill is different from other fillers by design: Its signature polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres are suspended in a collagen gel, which begins to work instantly. Before the end of the day, you may notice that your smile lines have all, but vanished.

As you heal from the minor effects of your Bellafill treatment, the microspheres work under your skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, helping your skin heal itself from fine lines, wrinkles, and the texture of acne scars. This powerful treatment goes on to work for several years to help rebuild and restore the firmness of your skin through increased collagen production. 

In addition to working for years, Bellafill is formulated with lidocaine, a popular and safe anesthetic that helps ease the discomfort of the injection. For many, this built-in lidocaine reduces the need for a topical numbing agent, though Dr. Richardson may still determine that additional numbing is best for you.  

How do I make my results last?

Dermal fillers, including Bellafill, can be used in conjunction with other anti-aging measures, like Botox® injections, microneedling, and other skin treatments. Consistent use of sunscreen and minimizing your sun exposure protects the collagen that already exists in your skin as well as your body’s ability to produce collagen. 

Never underestimate the power of self-care when it comes to healthy skin. A protein-rich diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is essential to keeping your skin in the best possible condition. Exercise, proper hydration, and nutritional supplements recommended by your primary care doctor are also a great way to care for your skin and maximize your Bellafill results. 

I’m ready to try Bellafill

Minimally invasive procedures like dermal fillers have skyrocketed in popularity, becoming the second most-frequently performed procedure in 2020, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Bellafill has grown in popularity due to its unique and lasting offerings, ease of use, and ability to assist in collagen production.

If you want to learn what Bellafill can do for you, call Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics today for a consultation. You can also book an appointment online to visit either of our Fort Lauderdale, Florida, locations.

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