If you've experienced volume loss in your face and wish to recapture a more youthful look, Bellafill may be the right filler for your needs. Bellafill is a popular dermal filler because of its long-lasting, possibly permanent, results. Here's what you need to know about Bellafill so you can determine whether it's right for you.
Bellafill is well suited for long-lasting volume replacement in several key areas:
- Mid-face: Bellafill is often used to correct sunken cheeks, which can happen with aging, after significant weight loss, or with certain treatments of disease (cancer, HIV). If you've always wanted more defined-looking cheekbones, Bellafill can do that, too.
- Nasolabial folds: Those unattractive folds that appear on either side of the nose and mouth can be frustrating and irritating, and can age you significantly. Bellafill can fill in those lines, restoring a look that is pre-volume loss.
- Jawline: You may be unhappy with the appearance of your jawline. Whether it has become more slack and weak looking with age, or you simply want a more defined look, Bellafill can be a great option.
- Temples: The temples are an area of the face most people don't think much about, until the natural aging process causes volume loss in the area. When that happens, a hollowed look can result. This can dramatically age the face, especially that area around the eyes. Bellafill can return your temples to their previous appearance, which can allow for a more youthful and rested look. Only a small amount of product is needed for this correction.
Medical restrictions to consider
Bellafill was approved by the Food and Drug Administration more than 10 years ago. It is widely considered a safe and reliable alternative for volume enhancement of the face. While most patients who want to try Bellafill will qualify, a few medical restrictions can impact your candidacy for this dermal filler.
These include your being under age 18 and/or currently pregnant or breastfeeding; currently taking certain medications, such as those affecting the immune system; or having had facial surgery in the last six to 12 months.
These factors will not necessarily prevent you from having a Bellafill treatment, but are important considerations to share with your CASS Clinical Med Spa practitioner. In some cases, the treatment can be approached differently or may need to be delayed for a short time. But an improvement using Bellafill can almost always be done.