Bellafill Injections in NYC
Many of our patients love the results of injected dermal fillers but dislike the temporary nature of the majority of those fillers. In other words, they love looking younger but dislike the fact that the results wane over time. By offering a long term dermal filler Bellafill (formerly Artefill) at our Garden City and Manhattan offices, we are able to provide patients with an effective way to achieve those results.
*Results may vary.
When you are injected with any kind of temporary dermal filler, your body gets right to work on absorbing it; that’s the way they’re designed to work. Bellafill (formerly known as Artefill), on the other hand, is designed to resist absorption. Artefill is able to do this because of the unique microspheres out of which the injectable is chemically composed. This means that Bellafill has a distinctly long life span, meaning that you will probably enjoy the benefits for many years to come. In some studies, the results of Bellafill have lasted for nearly fifteen years.
If you are interested in eliminating wrinkles and lines and restoring volume, but you don’t want surgery, Bellafill treatment in our New York and Long Island offices may be right for you. Contact Dr. Rokhsar, one of the foremost experts on noninvasive treatments in the city, to schedule today a confidential consultation.
- Immediate, visible results with no downtime
- A simple, in-office procedure
- Excellent safety profile
- Results improve over the course of several months and stand the test of time
- Usually requires only 1 or 2 treatments
- Personalized Bellafill Progressive Enhancement (gradual wrinkle correction) helps achieve the look you desire
How does Bellafill work?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, naturally forming a scaffold of strength and structure to hold the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons together. Most of our skin is made up of collagen, and as people age the elastin and collagen fibers — which provide elasticity — become thicker and more clumped, resulting in inelastic, droopy, and brittle skin. After your twentieth birthday, your body will produce one less percent of collagen in the skin with each passing year causing volume loss in the face, increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear. The fat pads in our cheeks may slide down toward the mouth, causing the skin to wrinkle or fold, which is what creates the smile lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
Collagen is the answer to replenishing the face back to a youthful and smooth appearance. Bellafill is a collagen-based filler with PMMA microspheres (polymethylmethacrylate) designed to provide immediate volume below facial wrinkles and acne scars. Studies have shown results can last in patients five years post injection. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Bellafill for nasolabial folds (smile lines), pitted acne scars, and it can also be used as an off-label treatment for facial wrinkles. Bellafill replaces lost volume in the skin just below the wrinkles, creating a natural-looking correction.
Dr. Rokhsar may recommend Bellafill to minimize the visibility of acne scars. Patients with the most common types of acne scars, including boxcar scars, ice pick scars, rolling scar, hypertrophic and keloid scars, can be treated by injecting the collagen just below the scar and lifting it to the level of the surrounding skin for a smoother and even appearance.
The filler is comprised of 80 percent purified collagen and 20 percent PMMA microspheres. It recreates a firm matrix structure that supports your body’s own collagen production. Overtime, the body naturally breaks down and absorbs the collagen.
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How is Bellafill Injected?
Bellafill is injected by NYC cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Rokhsar underneath the wrinkle, just above the skin’s fat layer. Bellafill provides the soft, supportive foundation that your skin needs for long-lasting wrinkle correction.
How is Bellafill different from temporary dermal fillers?
All temporary fillers are eventually absorbed by the body. That’s why they require frequent repeat injections. Bellafill is different. The unique microspheres in Bellafill are not absorbed by the body. These microspheres provide the physical support your skin needs for long-lasting wrinkle correction. Now, with Bellafill, you can get the lasting wrinkle correction you want in just one or two treatments.
What are PPMA Microspheres?
The microspheres in Bellafill are made up of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) which has been widely used as a medical material since 1949. These tiny spheres both provide structure and help to fill in the wrinkles and any hollowness in the face.
When Does Bellafill Start Working?
Bellafill starts working almost immediately. It begins by filling in wrinkles and smoothing out the texture of the skin. Initial results will be visible within half an hour from the point you leave our New York or Long Island office.