To fight early signs and symptoms of aging on your face, Lou Plastic Surgery offers Bellafill, an injectable dermal filler that uses a smooth collagen gel with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres to subtly and naturally rejuvenate the face. Bellafill provides instant lift and volume to address fine lines, wrinkles, and skin irregularities, such as acne scars, so you look beautiful, rested, and youthful. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Bellafill adds volume and smoothes your skin while stimulating collagen production to give you a long-lasting, strong, healthy complexion. If you are searching for natural-looking results that can last up to five years, learn more about Bellafill by scheduling a consultation with board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Derek Lou at his office in Houston, TX.
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Bellafill is a great treatment for both men and women over 21 years of age who want to refresh their appearance by smoothing their complexion. Bellafill treatments are ideal if you want results that look natural and last a long time. It can be safely used in most areas of the face to correct static wrinkles, including smile lines and nasolabial folds. Bellafill can also fill in acne scars. During your consultation, Dr. Lou will listen to your aesthetic goals before deciding if Bellafill is right for you. Before he creates your treatment plan, please inform him if you have ever had an allergic reaction, especially to lidocaine or bovine collagen.
After your consultation with Dr. Lou, you will be prepped for your Bellafill treatment. The injection sites will be cleansed and marked as you relax in our minor procedures room. If desired, a numbing cream can be applied to your skin before the injection to help you feel more comfortable. Once you are ready, the Bellafill will be injected using a fine needle in the selected points. After the injections are complete, a cold compress will be applied to your face to minimize swelling and stop any bleeding.
What to Expect
After getting Bellafill, you will be able to return to normal activities right away, but you should avoid exercise and strenuous activity for at least 24 hours. You may experience swelling, redness, bruising, itching, and discoloration, but these are only temporary and will resolve anywhere from within a few hours to a week after your treatment. You should be able to see immediate improvements that last for up to five years. During your consultation, Dr. Lou will discuss how often you should get Bellafill injections to sustain or improve your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Bellafill cost?
The cost of Bellafill will depend on the number of units that are needed to address your unique concerns. During a private consultation with Dr. Lou, he will be able to assess your skin and aesthetic goals and create a custom treatment plan. Once a plan is developed, he will be able to estimate your costs. Lou Plastic Surgery accepts many forms of payment and can offer discounts on multi-treatment packages.
Is it safe?
Yes. This product was approved by the FDA in 2006 and has been proven to be safe and effective for treating laugh lines, as well as acne scars. Patients must complete an allergy test prior to treatment to ensure an allergic reaction will not occur.
BOTOX or filler?
Injectable fillers add volume to the skin to help soften the appearance of surface wrinkles. BOTOX and other wrinkle relaxers temporarily freeze the underlying facial muscles, allowing them to relax, which causes the skin's surface to appear smooth. It is common for many patients to use a combination of a wrinkle relaxer and wrinkle filler to attain the best results.
Yes, patients will see their results from a Bellafill injection almost immediately. Bellafill replaces lost volume in the skin and the results are both immediate and long-lasting.
Rejuvenate Your Skin
Whether you want to smooth away wrinkles or fill in acne scars, you can achieve natural-looking results with Bellafill injectable dermal filler treatments at Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. Designed to refresh your complexion and rejuvenate your youthful glow for up to five years, learn more about the benefits of Bellafill from talented plastic surgeon Dr. Lou by scheduling your consultation today.