If you have had facial fillers before, you may already know that the results are only temporary. This is due to your body’s natural ability to break down the filler, causing it to be absorbed back into your system. As a result, your wrinkles eventually return to their original state, forcing you to continuously return for more filler injections. This process can be both time consuming and very costly.
The alternative to facial fillers is Bellafill® – its the first and only FDA-approved non-reabsorbable wrinkle filler for the correction of smile lines and wrinkles. Restore Beauty is Northern Colorado’s center of excellence for this safe, highly-effective procedure and Dr. Howton is a certified master injector of this advanced dermal filler.
The secret is in Bellafill’s patented formula, which contains 20% Bellafill® Precision-Filtered Microspheres™ and 80% Bellafill® Purified Bovine Collagen™ Gel with Lidocaine, an anesthetic. The microspheres present in Bellafill® are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), the same material used in dozens of medical implants over the last 50 years. Once injected into the wrinkle site, the microspheres provide a supportive, natural feeling structure that causes your wrinkles to be reduced, and in some instances may disappear permanently.
I had deep hollows under my eyes and always looked tired, even after a great night of sleep. I had other fillers before which worked but lasted only for a few months. Dr. Howton suggested Bellafill and I am so glad he did. He filled them in over 2 years ago and I have not needed any additional filler since then. I still look fresh and rejuvenated. I can highly recommend Bellafill and Dr. Howton. He did such an amazing job. Thank You!
Good candidates are adult men or women who are looking for long-lasting dermal filler results. Though suitable for injection anywhere on the face, Bellafill is ideal for under-eye hollows, ‘bar code and marionette lines’, as well as temple area.
As with any dermal filler, you may experience mild bruising, redness, or swelling around the injection site. After the procedure patients can return to their normal daily routine immediately, with no downtime. Injectable dermal fillers are often known as ‘lunchtime face lifts‘ because of the limited time required. For the first few days, patients should avoid rubbing or touching the treated area, which can cause the Bellafill to migrate out of place. The effects of the injection are seen immediately. Although in general the effects of dermal fillers are considered temporary, one advantage of Bellafill over similar products is that it is the only dermal filler to be considered permanent.
After injection, the body absorbs the collagen over time and the PMMA spheres remain to plump the area. Bellafill is a collagen stimulating filler. Collagen actually wraps around the PMMA spheres and increase the skin’s thickness. First-time users need to plan ahead, however, to make sure they are not among the small percentage of the population that is allergic to bovine collagen.