Bellafill Specialist

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics

Board Certified Dermatologists & Emsella located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Not all cosmetic injectables are created equal. With Bellafill®, Will Richardson, MD, offers his patients longer-lasting results than with other injectables. At Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he uses Bellafill to smooth smile lines and address acne scars. If you’re interested in finding out how this treatment can work for you, don’t hesitate to call the office or make an appointment online today.

Bellafill Q & A

Bellafill Injections Specialists

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Are you looking for the benefits of traditional fillers without the constant upkeep? Bellafill is the only cosmetic filler that promotes long-term collagen production to reduce lines around the nose and mouth, and acne scarring on the cheeks. At Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics, we’re proud to provide this safe and established anti-aging solution to those in the Fort Lauderdale area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if Bellafill is right for you.

Bellafill Injections at Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics

Bellafill is an innovative dermal filler that doesn’t require the frequent upkeep associated with traditional hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. FDA-approved to be safe and effective for up to 5 years, Bellafill smooths wrinkles and restores lost volume below the skin to rejuvenate your appearance. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of certain types of acne scars.

How it works

As we age, collagen levels decrease in our skin. Lowered collagen production results in thinner skin with more pronounced lines and wrinkles. Bellafill can correct this problem in both the short and long term. Here’s how: 

The formula consists of tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in a base of smooth collagen gel. Once injected into your skin, the gel immediately fills in wrinkles, lines and folds. You’ll see the difference even before leaving our office.

However, the long-term benefits are where Bellafill really shines. The PMMA microspheres form a scaffold upon which your own collagen develops over time, creating full, natural-looking results that last. In fact, 83% of Bellafill patients are still satisfied with their results after 5 years.

Why Choose Us for Bellafill Injections?

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics is South Florida’s leading provider of Bellafill injections. Discover why:

  • All injections are performed by our board-certified staff of medical providers
  • We’ve been a trusted destination for dermatology and cosmetic services in Fort Lauderdale for more than 15 years
  • We’re committed to bringing the most innovative technologies and services to our patients
  • Our goal is to elevate your self-confidence and help you live your best life

Before and After Photos

Please note the patients featured in these images may have undergone other treatments in conjunction with Bellafill injections. This photo gallery does not guarantee that everyone who undergoes Bellafill injections will obtain these or similar results.

Are You a Good Candidate for Bellafill Injections?

The best candidates for Bellafill are people over 21 who have prominent nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and corners of the mouth) or moderate to severe acne scars on the cheeks.

Bellafill is equally effective for men and women, and works with all skin types. To receive Bellafill injections, you must undergo a skin test before treatment to ensure you’re not allergic to bovine collagen. If you are nursing or pregnant, we suggest waiting before receiving Bellafill or dermal fillers of any kind. 

The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for Bellafill is to schedule a consultation.

What Can You Treat with Bellafill Injections?

Bellafill is FDA-approved for treating two cosmetic concerns.

Smile lines

Bellafill adds volume to and smooths nasolabial folds – the lines between your nose and mouth that can age your appearance. Bellafill is FDA-approved to last for 5 years for this purpose.

Acne scars

Bellafill can improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe atrophic (depressed) acne scarring on the cheeks; it is FDA-approved to last for up to 1 year for this purpose.

What to Expect During Your Bellafill Treatment

A Bellafill treatment is a quick, pain-free process. First, your medical provider will apply a topical numbing cream. Then, they’ll perform the injections – first on one side of your face, then the other. You’ll instantly see a visible reduction in your nasolabial folds or acne scars. 

Bellafill requires no downtime; you can immediately continue with your regular schedule. You may experience minor redness, swelling and discomfort in the treated area, however, these symptoms typically resolve on their own within 1 week. 

Because Bellafill is so long-lasting, smile line patients only need touch-ups after 5 years. For acne scarring, it’s approved to last for up to 12 months, although many people enjoy smoother skin for years.

Complementary Treatments

Gain the most from your visit to Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics by pairing Bellafill with another procedure. Enjoy even greater results with one of our other popular anti-aging treatments:

  • Botox: A classic wrinkle-fighter that smooths out forehead lines and crow’s feet
  • Dysport: An injectable similar to Botox that specifically targets glabellar lines between the eyebrows
  • Restylane: This family of HA fillers can add volume to your cheeks or lips, and fill out depressions below the eyes

Alternatives to Bellafill

If you’re not sure Bellafill is right for you, we also offer Juvederm, an HA filler designed for use around the nose and mouth. Many first-time filler patients opt for Juvederm, as it lasts for 6–18 months and can be dissolved if they are not satisfied with the effects. 

While you enjoy your Juvederm results, you’ll have plenty of time to decide if you want to commit to the longer-term solution that Bellafill can provide. 

How Much Do Bellafill Injections Cost?

The cost of your Bellafill injections is determined by how many units are needed to achieve the look you want. For more details about our pricing, please get in touch with us at (954) 537-4106.

Book Your Bellafill Consultation

Ready to move on from traditional dermal fillers? Say goodbye to high-maintenance HA fillers and enjoy the freedom of Bellafill. Schedule your consultation at one of our two locations today! We’re proud to offer Bellafill to satisfied patients in the entire South Florida region, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Boca Raton and Davie. 

Bellafill FAQ

How do I know if Bellafill is right for me?

Most patients have an excellent response to Bellafill. However, if you have a history of severe allergies, have a known allergy to bovine collagen or to lidocaine, have a bleeding disorder or scar easily, inform your medical provider before undergoing Bellafill. 

If you aren’t sure of these limitations, rest assured that you are in good hands; all patients undergo a skin test and rigorous health questionnaire before we perform this procedure.

Is polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) safe?

PMMA is a biocompatible material that has been safely used in implants and devices for more than 65 years. While its use as a dermal filler is more recent, it has been well-established for this purpose.

Does Bellafill have any side effects?

Many patients experience temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, bumps, lumps, pain or itchiness at the injection sites. These symptoms typically clear up within 1 to 7 days. 

If you are still experiencing side effects 1 week after your appointment, or have a fever or other signs of infection, call us.

How long has Bellafill been available in the US?

Bellafill was approved to treat smile lines in 2006 (under the name ArteFill) and for acne scars in 2014.