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Bellafill® Long Island, NY

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What Is Bellafill?

Smile lines, wrinkles and deep acne scars are all side effects of the aging process, but they don’t have to be prominent features of your face.

Eating well, drinking lots of water and regular exercise can stop wrinkles for only so long. Bellafill is the sole dermal filler approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to safely and effectively treat smile lines for up to five years and acne scars for up to one year.

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What Is Bellafill and How Does It Work?

Bellafill is a cosmetic injectable that uses uniform 30 to 50 micron polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in a base of smooth collagen gel.

Upon injection, Bellafill immediately adds volume beneath wrinkles and smile lines, lifting them to the level of the surrounding skin. PMMA microspheres are non-absorbable, which means your body will not metabolize them.

This trait is how Bellafill is able to provide lasting results that other, temporary fillers cannot. During the weeks following the procedure, your body will replace the collagen gel with it’s own natural collagen, resulting in a natural look supported by the microspheres.

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What to Expect From Your Bellafill Treatment

FDA-approved since October 2006, Bellafill has helped hundreds of thousands of patients recapture a youthful, natural appearance. Patients who have tried temporary fillers in the past may want to consider Bellafill because it’s a longer-lasting solution to wrinkles and scars.

Prior to your treatment with Bellafill Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. Marotta may administer an allergy skin test to ensure your body isn’t sensitive to the smooth collagen gel base. The Bellafill procedure usually takes 30 minutes or less, and patients are under no major restrictions following the procedure. Depending on your desired results, you might require a second treatment three to six weeks after the first.

You may experience some redness and puffiness immediately afterward, and these side effects typically dissipate within a day or two and will continue to improve as your body replaces the collagen base with naturally generated collagen. Bellafill injections may be performed as a single procedure or as an add-on solution to another non-surgical procedure, a chemical peel or facial plastic surgery. Your Long Island Bellafill injector at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists will work with you to determine the best course of action for your needs and desires.

MarottaMD utilizes VECTRA® XT A complete 3D Imaging Solution for Body, Breast, and Face.

We are able to capture face, breast, and body images in ultra-high resolution 3D, to show our patients the exciting possibilities of their simulated aesthetic procedures.

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When you schedule your consultation with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, you can feel secure that the decision you are making is the right one for you. Dr. Marotta’s expertise and skill make him a top Long Island plastic surgeon who enjoys answering your questions. Schedule your consultation today to begin your journey to looking good and feeling good.

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