If smile lines are affecting your appearance, Dr. James Lacey offers Bellafill® at his Ottawa, Ontario, practice to reduce these and other signs of aging. Capable of both restoring volume and spurring collagen growth, this dermal filler provides patients with immediate results that can last from six months to a year. To learn more about this highly effective treatment, contact us today and schedule an appointment.
Bellafill® is composed of about 80 percent bovine collagen and 20 percent PMMA microspheres. When injected into the skin, Bellafill® immediately restores lost volume and spurs the production of collagen, the protein that gives skin its youthful elasticity. The PMMA microspheres spread to form a network around which the new collagen can develop. Meanwhile, Bellafill® incorporates a numbing agent called lidocaine to ensure your comfort during treatment.
What to Expect
Four to six weeks before administering Bellafill®, Dr. James Lacey will perform a skin test to make certain you are not allergic. Once he determines that Bellafill® is right for you, we will schedule your appointment. Dr. James Lacey will inject the dermal filler directly into the nasolabial folds. The lidocaine makes treatment comfortable. The precise amount of Bellafill® you receive will depend upon the depth and severity of the wrinkles you wish to address, or the amount of volume you wish to add to the cheeks. This appointment will typically last less than an hour, and results become apparent almost immediately. Bellafill® requires no downtime, so you can resume your normal routine as soon as you leave our office. Four to six weeks after your treatment, the doctor will ask you to return so he can assess your progress, recommend corrections, or determine the need for further enhancement.
Bellafill® Risks and Side Effects
After treatment, patients can experience some side-effects:
- Temporary pain
- Occasional bruising
- Rash or itching
- Lumps around the injection site
Most of these side effects resolve within a few days to a week of your treatment. If they persist or become worse, contact your health care provider immediately.
Bellafill® offers patients a number of benefits, including:
- Immediate lift and volume
- A short treatment time
- A foundation for long-term collagen growth
- No downtime for recovery
- Minimized discomfort
- Compatibility with all skin types
- Effective results for both men and women
- Increased self-confidence
- A youthful, rejuvenated appearance
Bellafill® candidates include most women and men who wish to reduce the signs of aging in the mid face. However, if you have a history of severe allergies in general, are allergic to bovine collagen or lidocaine, or are prone to excessive scar formation, be sure to discuss these conditions with Dr. James Lacey. He will take every measure to make certain this procedure is right for you. If you are not a Bellafill® candidate, he can recommend an alternative treatment to help you meet your goals.
Contact Us Today
Dr. James Lacey’s goal is to achieve the best possible result with individualized attention. If you are interested in achieving facial rejuvenation Belafill® or another treatment, reach out to us today and schedule a consultation.