If aging has made you feel more and more self-conscious, then we can help. At ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD, our Bellafill treatments can get you long-lasting and highly effective results that will make you look younger and help you feel more confident.
What Is Bellafill Good for?
As you’ve gotten older, you’ve likely noticed some pretty apparent changes to your skin. You may find that it appears duller and that there are more fine lines and wrinkles the more you age. It’s also likely that you’ve noticed a major loss of volume in your face, making it appear thinner.
If you’re looking for a solution to these issues, Bellafill can help. This is a dermal filler that’s injected into the desired areas with the use of a fine needle. One of the best things about this filler is that it has a variety of uses. Here are a few of the places you can target.
Wrinkling of the skin is one of the most common signs of aging. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the least desirable. As you’ve gotten older, you’re probably noticed more and more lines and folds on your face.
This filler can target these lines and folds, smoothing out the wrinkles that have aged your appearance considerably. You’ll get younger-looking, wrinkle-free skin that will help you feel your best again.
Signs of aging tend to show up most prominently around the eye area. That’s because the skin around your eyes is much thinner than it is on the rest of your face. The result of that is wrinkling, sagging, and bags underneath your eyes.
This filler is fantastic for targeting this area, filling in the skin, and providing you with brighter, more youthful eyes.
Along with wrinkling, one very common thing that occurs with age is a loss of volume in your face. Losing fullness and volume can make you appear gaunt and much older than you are. One of the places where this is most prominent is in your cheeks.
Getting this filler will put that fullness back into your cheeks, making them rounder and more defined.
Your chin is another common area where you’ll likely lose a lot of volume. If you already have a weak chin, then losing volume as you get older will only exacerbate the issue.
You can use this filler to put fullness back into your chin. Not only will this help your chin, but it will also make your jaw look more defined.
Your lips have a lot to do with your appearance overall. Having full, thick lips is generally a desirable trait. However, thin lips can age your appearance and make you look very grave.
Once this product has been injected into your lips, you’ll find yourself with much fuller and more defined lips.
Acne is a painful and frustrating issue to deal with. One of the most frustrating things about it is the scarring it can leave behind. Even after you’ve gotten rid of the acne itself, the scars can remain a source of insecurity and discomfort.
You can help reduce the appearance of acne scarring with this filler. When you receive this treatment, you’ll get long-lasting results that will help you feel more confident in your skin.
What Is Bellafill and How Does It Work?
If you have any of the above concerns, then this filler could be the perfect solution for you. It was first approved by the FDA in 2006 to treat nasolabial folds or the vertical lines that appear between your nose and your mouth.
It’s made with a few main ingredients including collagen and polymethylmethacrylate beads, or PMMA beads. When it’s injected into the skin, it will help to add in volume and smooth out the skin, reducing or eliminating the appearance of wrinkles. It will also help to lift the skin and counteract sagging.
Why Does Our Skin Change?
To understand the ways that this filler works, it’s important to understand your skin. Your skin is comprised of several chemicals, including the protein collagen. This protein is abundant in your youth and helps give your skin its structure as well as its ability to stay elastic.
However, as you get older your body produces less and less collagen. Gravity will have more of an effect on your skin because of this, and you’ll find that the skin sags, wrinkles, and that your face has less volume. It also becomes more prone to damage from things like the sun’s harmful UV rays as well as excessive alcohol and smoking.
What Does Bellafill Do?
When it’s injected into your skin, this dermal filler performs a few different tasks. Its two main ingredients help your appearance in a variety of ways.
As you know, your skin’s collagen is what provides it with its structure and elasticity. It’s natural for collagen levels to lower, and for your skin to sag, wrinkle, and lose volume as a result.
The solution to this loss is to put more collagen back into your skin. This filler will do exactly that, and will further stimulate the production of more collagen to help keep skin healthy and firm and allow you to enjoy your results for even longer.
One of the things that dermatologists and patients love most about this dermal filler is how long-lasting it is. Many patients are able to enjoy their results for up to five years. Some are able to maintain them for even longer.
This is in large part due to the PMMA beads found within the product. As your body naturally absorbs the collagen that the product has injected, the PMMA beads remain in place, allowing you to maintain your results.
What Is Treatment Like?
If this filler sounds like it might be the perfect solution to your concerns, then it’s time to set up a consultation with us. During your consultation, we’ll discuss what your areas of concern are and how we can help address them.
You’ll also be able to ask us any questions and bring up any concerns that you might have about the treatment process. Once your consultation is complete, we can set you up with your appointment.
How to Get Ready
We’ll give you a complete list of instructions on how to prepare for your injections. These instructions will be easy to follow and very simple. For your treatment to be as safe and effective as possible, it’s important to follow these instructions.
We will as that you avoid a few things. This includes medications that can act as blood thinners. You’ll need to stop taking certain supplements, as well as over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen during the week leading up to your appointment. We’ll also request that you not drink or smoke in the day or two before your injections.
We work hard to provide you with a clean, safe clinic where you’ll feel comfortable as you receive your injections. When you come for your appointment, we’ll first prepare your skin by thoroughly cleaning the areas where the injections will be applied. This will prevent any bacteria from penetrating your skin along with the product.
Once the skin has been cleaned, we’ll strategically apply the filler to your desired areas using multiple injections. The process is virtually painless, as the filler contains the painkiller lidocaine. The entire treatment process is very fast, and you’ll be able to leave the clinic as soon as it’s done.
This treatment is non-invasive, which means there is virtually no downtime associated with it. As long as you follow our instructions after you leave our clinic, you’ll be able to enjoy long-lasting and effective results for up to five years.
When you leave our clinic, for the next day or so you’ll need to avoid direct sunlight as well as anything that could make you sweat excessively. You’ll also need to continue to avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. Results from your treatment will be immediately noticeable, becoming more apparent over the course of the coming weeks.
Get In Touch with Us
If you’re looking for a long-lasting, effective way to get a softer, smoother, and more youthful-looking face, then our clinic can help. To learn more about our Bellafill treatments and how they can help you, get in touch with us at ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD today.