Artefill / Bellafill
Artefill (Bellafill) Treatment in New York
What is Bellafill
Bellafill (also known as Artefill) is a facial filler that is used for wrinkle correction and to provide patients with a youthful, natural and soft appearance. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles and scars. It is the longest lasting injectable cosmetic filler available today. The treatment was approved in 2006 and since then has been used in numerous patients quite successfully.
How It Works?
Belafill is a stimulant dermal filler that increases collagen build up and provides immediate results. It contains polymethylmethacrylate microspheres and bovine collagen gel.
The formulation includes an anesthetic to ensure patients have a pain-free experience.
The microspheres suspended in the collagen become part of the skin tissue and stimulate the production of collagen.
Uses of Artefill
Some of the major conditions that can be treated with Belafill/Artefill include:
In addition to being approved by the FDA, Bellafill has also been green-lighted by Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the FDA. Various clinical studies verify that it is a safe product. Bellafill has, in fact, been proven safe in the most ambitious dermal filler study ever done, and some 1,542 people have been treated with the drug over numerous clinical studies. Moreover, a 60-month post approval study that was conducted did not unearth any dire adverse events or unexpected adverse events related to Bellafill use. Aside from possible side effects stemming from the drug and some pre-existing conditions that could make it dangerous to be injected with it, Bellafill is safe to use.
Bellafill Injections in NYC
The procedure is safe and short and patients of Rejuve NYC can see immediate results and return to their normal daily activities. Studies show that patients who have received treatment continue to have a natural appearance for five years after initial treatment.
The primary advantage of Belafill is that the patient’s skin permanently anchors Belafill thus accounting for its long-lasting effects. While patients can see results immediately, the full impact of the treatment can be seen within six months of the treatment. Any repeat treatments, if required, are done 4 weeks after the first treatment session.
Injections have known to be well-tolerated and generally require no anesthetic. For New Yorkers with lower tolerance for pain, Dr. Gafanovich may use a topical anesthetic to provide more comfort. Belafill/Artefill when used for treating lips may require a dental block to ensure patients have a comfortable experience.
In order to avoid swelling, patients may be asked to use cold compresses. Patients may experience tenderness, some redness, swelling or bruising at the site of injection. In majority of the cases, the symptoms are mild and usually subside within a week of treatment. Any swelling or reddening at the treatment site is usually gone within 24 hours of treatment. Patients are advised not to take aspirin, NSAID’s, St. John’s Wort and Vitamin E supplements for a week to minimize risk of bruising.
Belafill is not recommended for patients with a collagen allergy. Other things to consider include keeping in mind that Bellafill should not be injected in areas with pimples, skin sores, cysts, rashes, infections or hives until these problems have completely healed. If the injection procedure is performed before thorough healing has taken place, the healing process could take longer and the skin conditions could worsen. Furthermore, Bellafill must not be injected into blood vessels since doing so could result in emboli, vascular occlusion or infarction.
While in consultations with their NY medical doctor, people hoping to get Bellafill injections should be sure to disclose certain important details that may play a role in determining whether or not it would be best to postpone the Bellafill procedure. For instance, people should let their doctor know if they have had a dermal filler procedure done in the last half-year, are undergoing UV light therapy or are currently undergoing immunosuppressive therapy.
Bellafill Versus THE Competitionn
There are some important differences between Bellafill and other fillers. The most important, of course, is that Juvederm and Restylane are fillers that are eventually reabsorbed into the patients’ body, whereas Bellafill is permanent. In fact, it can only be removed surgically.
Who Should Not Use Bellafill?
While Bellafil is proven to be a safe option for wrinkle correction, there are some people who, due to various factors, are not good candidates for this injectable cosmetic filler. People who desire to undergo the procedure will first have to take an allergy skin test. A positive reading, indicative of being allergic to Bellafill, means that the procedure should not be performed. Other conditions that would make the procedure unsafe include people who experience, among other things, any of the following:
- A track record of severe allergies, anaphylaxis or hypersensitivity;
- allergic reaction to a product consisting of bovine collagen;
- allergy to lidocaine, which is one of the Bellafill ingredients; or
- prone to developing keloid scars.
How Much Does It Cost in New York City?
In terms of cost, it is best to contact our front desk for the latest prices and promotions. While insurers usually do not foot the cost for cosmetic procedures like Bellafill, people who are unable to pay the full cost in a single payment could possibly qualify for financing arrangements or monthly installments. For more information, people should consult their doctor to find out what options are available.
How To Choose Your Manhattan Bellafill Provider?
People thinking about getting a Bellafill procedure will find that there are plenty of facial plastic surgeons around who can do the injection. People can do their research online, look at reviews on reputable sites and make appointments for consultations. Dr. Gafanovich is one of the most reviewed doctors in Upper East Side.
Bellafill is a facial filler that unlike alternative fillers will provide a permanent solution for wrinkle correction. Before deciding whether or not to pursue a procedure, however, people need to do their homework to determine if they are suitable candidates for the cosmetic injections. People can, of course, consult with doctors who can give them expert recommendations as to if they are suitable candidates for Bellafill