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 the permanent dermal filler Bellafill (formerly Artefill) at our Garden City and Manhattan offices, we are able to provide patients with an effectively permanent way to achieve those results. If you want to eliminate wrinkles and lines and restore volume, but you don’t want surgery, then Bellafill is an exceptional tool to achieve effectively permanent results.
When you are injected with any kind of temporary dermal filler, your body gets right to work on absorbing those fillers; 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 can 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 a Bellafill treatment in New York, contact Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, one of the foremost experts on noninvasive treatments in the country, to schedule a confidential consultation and find out if Bellafill can work for you.
- Immediate, visible results with no down-time
- 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 ArteFill Progressive Enhancement™ (gradual wrinkle correction) helps ensure 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. More than 80 percent of 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 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 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.
Bellafill works as a tissue filler when used to correct acne scars in up to 95 percent of those who get acne and develop lasting, and oftentimes noticeable facial scars. Patients with a variety 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, which recreate a firm matrix structure that supports your body’s own collagen production. Overtime, the body naturally breaks down and absorbs the collagen. It’s currently the only safe and effective dermal filler to successfully correct nasolabial folds or other treatment areas for five years post injection. Dr. Rokhsar is your Bellafill/Artefill specialist in Manhattan!
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How is Bellafill Injected?
ArteFill is injected underneath the wrinkle, just above the skin’s fat layer. ArteFill 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. ArteFill is different. The unique microspheres in ArteFill are not absorbed by the body. These microspheres provide the permanent support your skin needs for long-lasting wrinkle correction. Now, with ArteFill, you can get the lasting wrinkle correction you want in just one or two treatments. Where the results of temporary fillers end, the long-lasting benefits of ArteFill continue.
What are Microspheres?
The microspheres in Artefill are made up of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) which has been a widely medical material since 1949. These microspheres are used in Artefill because they provide structure which fills in the wrinkles and any hollowness in the face.
How Many Treatments are Necessary?
Artefill, you can get the lasting wrinkle correction you want in just one or two treatments, depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals. Where the results of temporary fillers end, the long-lasting benefits of Artefill continue.
When Does Artefill Start Working?
Artefill starts working almost immediately. It begins by filling in wrinkles and smoothing out the texture of the skin. As soon as you leave from the in-office procedure, results will show by the time you arrive home or sooner.
Are There any Side Effects?
Any injection or treatment have the possibility of side effects. Artefill may only leave the patient with some swelling, redness and possible sensitivity at the treatment site, but otherwise nothing that will deter someone from returning to their daily routine.