Life has a way of leaving a mark on your skin, so between aging and genetics, many people run into skin troubles that can’t be resolved with fancy anti-aging creams. Fortunately, troubles like deep smile lines and acne scars can be resolved with dermal fillers like Bellafill. At ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL, we know the best aesthetic solution is often the most simple, which is why dermal fillers like this one are preferred among patients who are looking for easy treatments loaded with benefits.
How Can I Smooth My Laugh Lines? Try Bellafill
Laugh lines are signs that you’ve smiled plenty throughout your life and that isn’t a bad thing – but the problem with laugh lines is the fact that they’re still visible even when you aren’t laughing or smiling. In fact, smoothing away the appearance of laugh lines is one of the most common requests among patients.
This is where a dermal filler like Bellafill becomes crucial for rejuvenating your appearance. This revolutionary filler is approved to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars. This dermal filler gel is formulated with collagen, PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate microspheres), and lidocaine to comfortably and naturally stimulate collagen production in the skin. This specific patented blend of ingredients makes this dermal filler one of the most potent and effective fillers on the market.
Why Should You Care About Laugh Lines?
As mentioned above, laugh lines themselves aren’t the problem – but the constant deep wrinkles around your nose and mouth may be a cause of concern. For many patients, living with deep wrinkles can impact self-confidence, particularly for those who are already concerned about the visible signs of aging, such as dark spots or skin laxity.
The fact of the matter is that we live in a world that puts weight on first impressions and those first impressions usually are formed based on your appearance. It makes sense to want to put your best face forward. One of the ways you can feel good about your appearance (and your first impression) is to be confident that the appearance of the visible signs has been smoothed away with a dermal filler.
The Many Benefits of Bellafill
There are quite a few reasons why patients choose this dermal filler, such as the versatility of the treatment or the long-lasting results. One of the best benefits of this treatment is the fact that the ingredients in the gel formula help your body produce collagen naturally in the sub-dermal layers of your skin, which will produce natural-looking results.
Even more promising is the fact that this treatment can help resolve skin concerns that are notoriously difficult to treat without more advanced treatments, such as acne scars or deep wrinkling on the face. Some other benefits of this dermal filler include:
Erases Acne Scars
Whether your acne stopped while you were a teenager or somehow followed you into adulthood, it’s undeniable that a big part of surviving acne is dealing with the scars left on your skin. In fact, for many people, acne scars serve as a reminder of the past, so it’s understandable to want to correct acne scarring if you can. A dermal filler like this one can effectively increase collagen in a scar to lift surrounding tissue and smooth away the appearance of the scar.
Naturally, there are already a few dermal fillers that can be used to treat acne scarring, but it’s also true that Bellafill is more powerful and can produce results that last twice as long. This is particularly important if you have deep or severe acne scars that are resistant even to laser treatments.
Smooth Smile Lines
There are two types of smile lines; the ones that only appear when you smile and the ones that remain even when your face is not expressive. Usually, if you have the second type of smile line, then you also have particularly noticeable smile lines when you’re smiling, too. For some, this may be a problem when it comes to smiling with confidence or even wearing cosmetics.
This dermal filler can correct the wrinkles and indentations around the nose and mouth to rejuvenate the appearance of the face. In fact, many patients are amazed by how noticeably younger they appear after this treatment. The ongoing coverage of this treatment, whether you’re smiling or not, can take years off your overall appearance.
One of the more exciting benefits of this dermal filler is how immediate the results are. It can be tough waiting for the results of a cosmetic treatment to appear, whether you’re using an advanced treatment or something over-the-counter. Fortunately for those who use this dermal filler, it’s possible to benefit from instant results.
Many patients can detect visible improvements on the same day of their first treatment, sometimes within hours of the treatment or even before they leave our clinic. The immediacy of these results can be contributed to the plumping effect of the injectable gel, which immediately creates more volume under the skin to fill in lines and acne scarring. The results of this treatment will continue to improve as more collagen is produced naturally within the skin.
It’s sometimes the case with dermal fillers that you need to have repeated appointments every three to six months to maintain results. But this dermal filler is different because the filler is designed to last for much longer than others. This particular filler has been designed to maximize the retention rate for patients so it’s possible to enjoy long-lasting results for several years.
In fact, you can expect this filler to last for five years for fine lines and wrinkles on the mid-face and one year (or more) for acne scars. This is currently the only filler available to patients that produces results that last this long.
Dermal filler treatments such as this one are considered classic “lunchtime” appointments, which means they can be completed within 30 to 45 minutes. This is vastly different from cosmetic surgery and some other aesthetic treatments. In fact, because this treatment is so quick and minimally-invasive, most patients can immediately return to normal daily activities after the treatment is complete.
The key to enjoying natural results is to use an aesthetic treatment that works with your body’s natural properties to pump up the volume in the sub-dermal layers of your skin. During our youth, our skin is teeming with natural collagen that keeps our skin supple and voluminous. But after the mid-twenties, that amount of collagen slowly declines and the visible signs of aging soon become detectable with fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.
By using a dermal filler that works with the body’s ability to naturally produce collagen, you can enjoy natural results that essentially reverse the visible signs of aging. This is possible because of the way PMMA stimulates collagen production within the skin. As an additional benefit, many people find that increasing natural collagen production can also help the superficial layers of skin look more even-toned and radiant.
This dermal filler has been approved by the FDA since 2015 and has enjoyed over five years of growing popularity for producing effective, natural-looking, and long-lasting results. FDA approval means that this treatment has passed scientific testing to verify treatment safety. Plus, the reputation of this treatment speaks for itself as thousands of patients are satisfied with the results of this filler.
What Can You Expect From This Treatment?
This treatment works similarly to other dermal fillers, meaning the gel filler is administered via a fine needle. Although the formula contains lidocaine to make the treatment comfortable, patients can always ask for a topical numbing cream to be used to ensure comfort during the treatment.
After the gel is injected into the skin, the filler will settle into the sub-dermal layers of the skin and start working. The collagen in the filler will first be absorbed by the body, leaving behind the PMMA to volumize the skin over the course of several months until the PMMA is eventually metabolized over time.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
For most patients, it’s common to require only one treatment to produce the desired results. Depending on the condition of your skin, you may want a second touch-up treatment to fully realize your aesthetic goals. We determine the number of treatments you need based on the severity of your skin concerns and your goals.
How Frequently Should You Have This Treatment?
Because this treatment can produce results that last for several years, it’s common for your treatment frequency to be between three and five years depending on the condition of your skin and how long your results are lasting.
Sometimes age is a factor in your treatment frequency, particularly if new signs of aging become visible in other areas of the face after your treatment. For the most part, it’s effective to play your treatment frequency by ear. When you notice acne scars, skin laxity, and wrinkles, then it’s time to seek another treatment.
How Much Filler Will You Need?
The dose required by this treatment will vary based on the condition of your skin and your aesthetic goals. It’s common for your treatment to involve several injections. Typically, injections will be measured 3.5 ccs for targeted locations or 8.9 ccs for the whole face.
For treating acne scars, the dosages of the injections may vary. This is because acne scars tend to have different depths than wrinkles and do not always require the same dosages depending on the thickness of the skin and the location of the scarring. For example, scarring on the cheeks may require more filler than scarring on the forehead or the chin.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Ideal candidates for this treatment are people who are over the age of 21 and who have visible signs of aging or acne scars that they want to eliminate. A consultation is the best way to determine your eligibility for this treatment.
That said, some people may not be eligible for this treatment. For example, those who have severe allergies or hypersensitivity to certain ingredients in the filler should not have this treatment. If your skin is prone to scar healing, this treatment may not be right for you. Also, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not candidates for this treatment.
Enjoy Soft and Smooth Skin With Bellafill
Smile lines are a sign of a life lived with plenty of joy, but that doesn’t mean smile lines necessarily bring joy. If you find that your self-confidence has suffered because of visible signs of aging, then Bellafill injections may be right for you. Contact ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL to schedule your first appointment today.