Bellafill is a popular dermal filler that can smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars, improving the appearance of your skin. Unlike other fillers that may require frequent touch-ups, Bellafill’s unique combination of collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres provide long-lasting effects, making it an ideal choice for those looking for a more permanent solution to their skin concerns. The Albuquerque, NM aesthetic medical spa specialists at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa can personalize your treatment to address your unique needs and help you achieve your skin goals.
Determining your eligibility for the treatment
During your appointment, your doctor may require you to disclose any medical conditions, allergies, or medications you may be taking that could affect the treatment. They may also perform a thorough physical exam to determine your eligibility for the treatment. The team may also examine your skin and assess the severity of your wrinkles or scars. Based on this information, your doctor will determine if Bellafill is a suitable treatment option. If so, they may create a personalized treatment plan addressing your imperfections. Following your specialist’s instructions carefully is crucial to achieving the best possible results and minimizing the risk of complications.
Preparing for Bellafill injections
During your initial consultation, your provider may advise you to avoid blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, for at least a week before the procedure to reduce your risk of bruising. On the day of the procedure, you need to wear comfortable clothing and avoid wearing makeup in the treatment area. The practitioner may apply a numbing cream to the area to minimize discomfort during the injections.
What to expect during the procedure
During the Bellafill injection procedure, your provider will use a thin needle to inject the filler into the targeted areas. You may feel slight pressure or discomfort during the injection process, but it should be minimal. The injection contains collagen and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen provides immediate plumping effects, while the PMMA microspheres promote long-lasting collagen production, improving skin elasticity and volume over time. The treatment can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the location and size of the treatment site.
What to expect during recovery
After the treatment, you may experience some swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection site. You may also experience mild discomfort, such as itching or tenderness, as your body adjusts to the filler. However, these side effects should be temporary and not interfere with daily activities. You can use ice packs to reduce swelling and avoid touching the injection site to minimize the risk of infection. Additionally, you should avoid strenuous physical activities, excessive heat or cold, and alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours after the injection. The full effects of Bellafill may take several weeks to become noticeable. Overall, recovery after Bellafill injections is generally quick and easy, and most people can return to their normal routine immediately after the procedure.
To explore the dramatic effects of Bellafill injections, call Freya’s Lair Medical Spa office or schedule an appointment online.