Bellafill (Formerly ArteFill)

Bellafill is the first injectable filler available in the United States that provides lasting results. Bellafill injections have been used for more than three decades throughout Europe and Canada under the name Artecoll and ArteFill for treatment of nasolabial folds (the deep lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth). Bellafill received approval from the FDA in 2006 for treatment of nasolabial folds and in 2015 for treatment of acne scars and is available at Naficy Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center.  We have successfully used Bellafill in over 400 patients over the past 10 years.


Before & After Bellafill injection

How Is Bellafill different from temporary dermal fillers?

All temporary fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse are eventually absorbed by the body and repeat injections are required to maintain results. Bellafill is different, as a component of Bellafill (known as PMMA microspheres), are not absorbed by the body. These microspheres stimulate collagen production by the skin and provide the permanent support needed for long-lasting wrinkle correction.

What Is Bellafill?

Bellafill is a combination of Collagen, a well-known temporary filler, and a permanent biomaterial  known as polymethyl methacrylate, or PMMA. ArteFill contains 80% purified bovine collagen and 20% Bellafill Precision-Filtered Microspheres (tiny spheres made of PMMA, the same material used for dozens of medical implants over the last 50 years). As the collagen portion of Bellafill goes away with time, the Bellafill PMMA microspheres stimulate collagen production by the skin and finally become encapsulated (fully covered) by the patient's own collagen fibers which is the reason behind the lasting results.

Bellafill Results

Bellafill results are similar to results obtainable using other fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse. The major difference is that results from Bellafill are long lasting and have been shown to provide correction for periods of 5-7 years.  


Before & After Bellafill injection

Bellafill For Acne Scars

Bellafill received FDA approval for treatment of acne scars in 2015. Acne results from infection and inflammation of the skin which can destroy normal collagen resulting in sunken scars. Bellafill injections can fill and lift up acne scarring thus improving their appearance.  Not all types of acne scars can be improved with Bellafill.  The rolling and distensible acne scars are the type that is improved with Bellafill injections


Bellafill injection for acne scars


Bellafill injection for acne scars

How does a Bellafill treatment compare to temporary fillers?

Bellafill treatment is similar to treatment using other injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse. It involves injection of the Bellafill under the skin with a cannula or a fine needle and takes only a few minutes. You can resume your normal activities immediately. It can take a few months for Bellafill results to show and most people get lasting results after 2-3 treatment sessions, spaced 3-4 months apart.

Bellafill Cost

The cost of your Bellafill treatment depends on the amount of Bellafill used and can be as low as $750 per 1cc syringe depending on the number of syringes used. Y ou will discuss your goals with you provider and select the appropriate amount of Bellafill to use. Although the initial cost of Bellafill is somewhat higher than that of other injectable fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse, the long-lasting nature of Bellafill offers savings in the long run.

I am interested! What do I do next?

If you are considering Bellafill injections we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation and/or treatment at Naficy Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center. During this visit, our experienced team of providers will listen to your concerns and discuss your options. After careful analysis of your face, we will tell you whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure and inform you of the alternatives and potential risks of the procedure. 

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