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Bellafill® in Tampa & The Villages, FL

By Dr. Richard Castellano, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Bellafill® a permanent facial filler, and one of the only injectables on the market that can deliver wrinkle-correction benefits that last for several years. At ImageLift®, Dr. Castellano offers Bellafill® and other facial fillers to the residents of Tampa, The Villages and the surrounding areas of Central Florida.

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What is Bellafill®?

Bellafill® is a facial filler that contains collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Collagen is a protein that is naturally produced by the body and is a vital component of connective tissues. The collagen in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and support to the treated area, reducing the appearance of wrinkles or scars. PMMA is a synthetic, biocompatible (meaning it is safe to use in the body) substance that has been used in medicine for much of the last century. PMMA rests under the surface of the skin as “microspheres”, which provide continued support. These microspheres act as a scaffold for the production of new collagen, promoting long-term volume and structural improvement in the skin.

With its unique formula, Bellafill® is ideal for delivering the following benefits:

  • Restoring facial volume
  • Filling in nasolabial folds
  • Smoothing out lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing scars, including acne scars

What Makes Bellafill® a Permanent Facial Filler?

Bellafill® is considered to be a permanent facial filler because of the unique benefits provided by the PMMA microspheres. The collagen and PMMA formula produce immediate results upon injection, but the collagen will be absorbed by the skin over time. Luckily, the PMMA microspheres remain in the skin for many years, providing continued support for the body’s natural collagen production processes. As a result, many patients who receive Bellafill® treatments enjoy results that last up to 5 years and often longer.

What Should I Do Before a Bellafill® Treatment?

Bellafill® requires little preparation, but we do recommend refraining from alcohol, advil, aleve, ibuprofen, waxing, hair removal creams, and Vitamin E oil for 72 hours before treatment. This helps to minimize bruising, bleeding, and discomfort. Additionally, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rich Castellano of ImageLift® to ensure that Bellafill® is a good fit for you.

What is the Bellafill® Treatment Like?

Your Bellafill® treatment will begin with the application of a topical anesthetic, which numbs the skin to minimize any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Then, our master injectors will use a fine needle to inject Bellafill® into the desired treatment areas. The depth, location and number of these injections will depend on the areas being treated and your desired results. The Bellafill® treatment typically takes less than 45 minutes, making it a quick and convenient treatment for anyone with a busy schedule.

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Does Bellafill® Hurt?

Bellafill® treatments are not considered painful, as we offer a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area before injection. However, you may still feel a small pinch during the injection process. Additionally, you may experience some mild swelling or bruising in the treatment area that lasts for a few days after treatment. All things considered, most patients find Bellafill® treatments to be quite comfortable.

What Happens After Bellafill® Treatment?

Bellafill® requires no downtime or recovery period, so you’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately after your visit. We’ll provide you with instructions to manage and minimize any side effects while also ensuring optimal treatment results. After your initial treatment, we’ll schedule a follow-up visit to evaluate your results.

How Do I Start My Bellafill® Journey?

To get started with your Bellafill® treatment, the first step is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rich Castellano and the rest of the team at ImageLift®. Contact us today to schedule your visit. We’re proud to offer Bellafill® and other facial fillers to men and women living in The Villages, Tampa and the surrounding areas of Central Florida.