Have you ever looked in a mirror at the aging person staring back at you and thought, When did I get old? Your shoulders slump a bit, and you wonder why your youthful soul doesn’t reflect in your reflection.
The paradox of living in sunny St. George is that although the climate and surroundings enable us to live an active lifestyle, making us feel younger, the sun and dry climate contribute to premature skin aging, making us look much older.
So we sigh, accepting our fading youth, trying to embrace our new “old” face, or perhaps we go spend a small fortune on anti-aging creams and serums or begin nightly rituals that involve bizarre home remedies we read about online. Well, there is another option: an injectable filler, also known as an injectable cosmetic filler or injectable facial filler.
An injectable filler is a soft tissue filler that is injected into the skin to fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Although most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body, there is a facial filler on the market that lasts over five years. Bellafill®, previously known as Artefill, is a filler that can be used to treat facial volume loss, wrinkles, and even old acne scars. It’s comprised of collagen (the main structural protein found in connective tissue) and PMMA microspheres, (a transparent thermoplastic that has excellent UV resistance).
Studies have shown that Bellafill® can actually last up to ten years. That is great news, especially to anyone who has previously had facial filler treatments. Most fillers only last six months to a year, and even the second longest lasting filler on the market only lasts two years. Unlike other dermal fillers, Bellafill® is non-resorbable, which means that the solution is not absorbed by the body; therefore, the treatment does not require re-injection as often as other fillers to maintain results.
In the world of injectables, Bellafill® is distinctive. The collagen immediately adds volume to the skin to lift and smooth wrinkles, and the PMMA microspheres create a matrix that supports your body’s own collagen production. The results are immediate, but also actually improve over time. Bellafill® has been approved for the correction of facial wrinkles known as nasolabial folds or smile lines since 2006. It received recent FDA approval for acne scarring in late 2014. In fact, Bellafill® is the only dermal filler on the market approved for acne scarring.
Bellafill® isn’t just an exceptional cosmetic treatment option. It was proven safe through five years of research in the largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever completed. The complication rate is low, especially in experienced hands.
If you would like more information on Bellafill®, you can contact Riverside Medical Arts at 435-628-6466 or contact us online. Let us help bring back your youthful glow, so that your reflection truly is a reflection of you. You really can look as good on the outside as you feel in the inside!