Bellafill in Birmingham, AL
Smile lines and similar folds around the mouth are some of the deepest wrinkles in the face, making them the most difficult to correct. Dr. Grady Core of Core Plastic Surgery offers Bellafill® to patients seeking effective, long-lasting improvement in the appearance of laugh lines, marionette lines and similar wrinkles. Core Plastic Surgery is proud to offer this and other wrinkle filler treatments to patients living in Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and the surrounding areas of Alabama.
What is Bellafill®?
Bellafill® is a dermal filler that is designed to treat nasolabial folds, or smile lines, which extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth. The Bellafill® formula is composed of a smooth collagen gel that creates smooth, instant volume upon injection. Within this gel are polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres, which attract and promote the growth of natural collagen. With this unique combination, patients can achieve both an instant boost in volume and a long-lasting increase in collagen that preserves your results for years.
Benefits of Bellafill®
Bellafill® is the only FDA-approved injectable that was proven to be effective as long as five years after treatment, far longer than any other cheek fillers available. It also provides the following benefits:
- Instant results
- Increased facial volume
- Reduction in wrinkles and folds around the mouth
- Little to no discomfort
- Quick treatment
- No downtime or recovery
Who is a Good Candidate for Bellafill®?
The ideal candidate for Bellafill® is 21 or older and would like to diminish the appearance of nasolabial folds. Bellafill® and its ingredients are safe for all skin types. Collagen injections like Bellafill® can also help patients avoid touch-up treatments that are often required with other injectable treatments.
How Do I Prepare for My Bellafill® Treatment?
There is no preparation for Bellafill® treatments except for arriving at your appointment with a freshly washed face if possible.
What is Involved in My Bellafill® Treatment?
The first step in your Bellafill® treatment is applying a topical anesthetic to the injection site. This numbs the skin to minimize any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Then, a number of injections will be made into and around the nasolabial folds. The collagen gel instantly fills out these wrinkles, producing smooth, natural-looking volume.
What to Expect After a Bellafill® Treatment
After your Bellafill® treatment, there is no downtime or recovery period necessary. You will be able to resume work and other normal activities immediately after your appointment. Some patients may experience redness or tenderness at the injection site, but these effects are common and typically fade within a day or two.
When Will I See the Results from Bellafill®?
The results from your Bellafill® treatment will be visible immediately. As your body breaks down the collagen gel in the Bellafill® formula, your body will produce its own collagen to replace it. This creates incredibly long-lasting cosmetic results, which are clinically proven to last up to five years.
How Much Does Bellafill® Cost in Birmingham?
The cost of Bellafill® varies with each patient based on the extent of the area to be treated and whether other treatments are done at the same time. We can go over the costs with you as well as payment and financing options. In addition to accepting cash, checks, and credit cards, we offer financing through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides Bellafill® and other injectable face fillers to residents of Mountain Rock, Birmingham, and the nearby areas of Alabama. If you would like to achieve a more youthful appearance without any surgery or downtime, contact us at Core Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for Bellafill®.