What is Bellafill® and what makes it unique?

Bellafill® is a unique injectable collagen filler with microspheres that can instantly smooth facial wrinkles (nasolabial folds) for beautiful, natural-looking correction that lasts.

It is distinctive
In the world of injectables, Bellafill® is distinct. In addition to immediately adding volume to the skin to lift wrinkles known as smile lines, Bellafill® re-creates the firm structure of younger-looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen. It is an approved dermal filler.

Bella Fill collagen growth

Safe and Smart Collagen Filler
Bellafill® isn’t just an exceptional cosmetic treatment option. Bellafill’s safety profile is comparable to the temporary fillers you are already familiar with and perhaps already using.

  • See visible correction with the very first treatment.
  • The collagen in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift while the PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a matrix that supports collagen production in your skin for lasting improvement3.

It is cost-effective
Most patients can expect to maintain the correction they see early after treatment. However, every patient’s skin is unique and therefore we recommend starting slowly with a conservative amount and continuing progressive enhancement as needed to get the best correction, correction that last.

FDA Approved
Bellafill® has been approved for the correction of facial wrinkles known as nasolabial folds or smile lines since 2006. Bellafill® requires a skin test to identify patients who may be sensitive to the lidocaine or bovine collagen in Bellafill®, which affected less than 1% in the Bellafill® clinical trial.

Bellafill® treats acne scarring
Bellafill® has been approved by the FDA for the correction acne scars. Acne, the most common skin condition, can result in acne scars, in up to 95% of those who get acne. This disfiguring skin condition can be devastating and affect self-esteem and self-confidence. Just a few weeks ago, for the first time in history the FDA has approved a tissue filler for treatment of acne scars. BellaFill, formerly Artefill, provides long-lasting scar correction.

Acne scars may present in a variety of ways. The technical names are boxcar acne scars, ice pick acne scars, rolling acne scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars. Patients can present with a combination of these types of scars. Acne scars are unattractive and difficult to conceal. Now patients do not have to “just live with it”.

Bellafill is made up of 20% PMMA microspheres and 80% bovine collagen.  Correction is immediate. Bellafil helps to lift the scar to the level of the surrounding skin for a smoother appearance. As the bovine collagen dissipates the body’s own collagen surrounds the PMMA matrix of microspheres and plumps the distensible rolling scars. With the patient’s own collagen surrounding the PMMA microsphere matrix of Bellafill, the results are longer lasting.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Bellafill®?
A: Bellafill® is a dermal filler made with collagen gel and PMMA microspheres. Bellafill® re-creates the firm structure of younger-looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen.
Q: What are the microspheres in Bellafill® made of?
A: The microspheres are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), one of the most widely used materials in medicine for 65 years. The tiny microspheres in Bellafill® are half the diameter of a human hair, so small that they are virtually invisible to the eye.
Q: How does it work?
A: The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift. Over time, the collagen is absorbed by the body. The PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a matrix that supports production of the body’s own collagen for lasting correction.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes. The safety profile of Bellafill® is comparable to the temporary fillers you are familiar with and perhaps already using.
Q: What are granulomas?
A: Granulomas are inflammatory reactions that can occur with all fillers and may be treated. Bellafill® was studied in the longest and largest filler safety study ever conducted. The granuloma rate was 1.7% and majority had resolved or improved with treatment by the end of the study.
Q: Will it work for me?
A: In a clinical trial, Bellafill® was shown to work equally well with all skin types, and in men and women. If you have a history of severe allergies, have known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring, tell your provider.
Q: When will I see results?
A: Bellafill® replaces lost volume in the skin below the wrinkle for correction that is immediate and lasting.
Q: What’s the downtime?
A: You can return to normal activities right away. As with any injectable dermal filler, mild swelling and redness can occur at the treatment site that generally subside after 24 hours.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Bellafill® provides a microscopic ‘matrix’ to support your body’s own natural collagen production, and ultimately strengthen the layers of the skin. This provides the support your skin needs for wrinkle correction and younger-looking skin, with results that last. In clinical trials, Bellafill® showed significant improvement in smile lines at 3 months and 6 months after treatment, and continued to show improvement at 12 months.

* Disclaimer: Stock photography is used throughout this site for marketing purposes. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all photography is of 3rd party models and does not represent actual patients and is not intended to represent actual patients. With all before and after images shown on this site, no claims are made that results are typical. Results may vary by individual patient and results cannot be guaranteed. Images and testimonials of actual patients are shown for informational purposes only.