When it comes to dermal fillers, many are created with hyaluronic acid (HA). However, there are also some formulas that are created with substances that work to stimulate collagen production in the body , resulting in the long-term and natural improvement of your skin. At our office, we offer Bellafill® and Sculptra® to help combat the reduction of volume in different areas of your body.
What is Bellafill®?
Bellafill® is an FDA-approved dermal filler that triggers collagen growth long-term to help maintain a more youthful appearance. It is created with small, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in a smooth collagen gel. When this filler is injected, the collagen gel will reduce the look of lines. Over time, the body will use the microspheres to create natural collagen in your body, which adds volume under the skin and reduces lines and wrinkles. Results can last for up to five years.
What is Sculptra®?
It is created with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator to restore the deep structure of the skin to diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles or add volume to the buttocks. It works with your body to stimulate collagen production over time to smooth wrinkles and folds and restore facial and bodily volume. Over time, the poly-L-lactic is absorbed by your body, leaving you with just your natural collagen for results that can last for 2-5 years.
The Treatment Process
The injection process for both Bellafill® and Sculptra® are very similar. To begin, your injector will determine the areas to be treated and then cleanse them. A topical numbing cream will then be applied to numb the area and dull any discomfort during the injection. Next, a small needle will be used to inject the filler of your choice under the skin. Treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of treatment areas.
Who is a Candidate?
If you are 18 years or older and are looking to combat signs of aging for a more youthful appearance, you may be able to benefit from Bellafill® or Sculptra®. However, you should not undergo these treatments if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a bleeding disorder, or have a history of severe scarring. Please contact our office today to schedule anappointment to learn if you are a good candidate.
Following your Bellafill® or Sculptra® filler treatment, you may experience redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, itching, or lumps at the treatment site. However, there is no downtime needed, so you can feel free to return to your daily activities as soon as you wish. Our team will provide you with specific instructions regarding any aftercare, to ensure that you receive the best results.
While results from both of these fillers are immediate, you will see continual improvement over the next couple of months.
Are you looking to soften signs of aging without surgery? If so, you may benefit from Bellafill® or Sculptra® injections at First State MedSpa! Contact us today to schedule a consultation to get started.