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Wrinkles and blemishes are some dreaded imperfections that become inevitable with the aging process. The skin’s ability to repair itself declines with aging as the inner layer of the skin tends to thin out and the fat cells shrink to leave frown lines and crow’s feet. The repeated use of facial muscles causes fine lines near the corners of the mouth, better known as nasolabial folds. Pre-mature aging can have a negative impact on your self-esteem as you may find it difficult to accept along with the added pressure of social rejection.

In the past anti-aging dermal fillers were used to fill in the facial lines. The inconvenience of getting frequent refills makes Belafill a much sought after permanent dermal filler, which unlike the temporary fillers does not get fully absorbed into the body.

What is Belafill Wrinkle treatment?

Belafill is an aesthetic wrinkle correction procedure that tends to improve the skin texture right from the first injection. The Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) micro-spheres suspended in the bovine collagen gel are injected into the nasolabial folds or the fine lines that begin under the nose to reach the corners of the mouth. The micro-spheres trigger the production of natural collagen in the body as they continue providing a firm foundation long after they have been injected into the nasolabial folds.

A volume-less face gets an instant facelift with an Belafill Wrinkle correction treatment. PMMA with its proven safety record in treating a variety of ailments like cataracts, artificial joints, has been used for cosmetic soft tissue augmentation over a period of ten years. It is advisable to wait for six months before opting for another Belafill  treatment as its effects start showing up a bit slowly as the body continues building tissue. Small dosages injected at carefully spaced intervals will bring out the best results. You can also ask your doctor to show you some before and after photos of the treatment.

Artefill Wrinkle Treatment Before and After Photos

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After the treatment

An Belafill  Wrinkle treatment at a med spa usually requires one or two sessions as it is a safe and non-invasive procedure. This in-house procedure takes an hour or two to administer as Belafill  is administered in accordance with the facial fold assessment scale. A minimum grade of one requires half a syringe of Belafill  whereas a grade 5 needs two syringes to be injected into the fold.

The effects of wrinkle correction can be observed right after the procedure as there is an instant facelift after the Belafill  solution has been injected. A mild swelling and redness at the treatment site is quite common after you have undergone a dermal filling. A mild bruising may sometimes occur at the injection site which is typically found to disappear within three to seven days.   To prevent any allergic reactions after an Belafill  treatment, it is advisable to undergo an allergy test for hypersensitivity to collagen implants or lidocaine in a medical spa.

The anti-aging effect that an Belafill  treatment has over the skin is as remarkable as the underlying wrinkle correction process. Patients with a history of allergies to collagen products and anaphylaxis must refrain from Artefill treatment. Belafill  must not be used in and around the mouth or for lip augmentation. The results of an Belafill  wrinkle treatment are permanent and surgical intervention is the only solution to remove collagen for the reversal of the procedure. It is highly advisable to seek the services of a Board registered experienced physician like Dr. Bijan Farah. If you live in or around Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, you can easily get an appointment from him.

Belafill  wrinkle treatment before and after photos provided by http://www.artefill.com/patient/is-artefill-right/expect-wrinkle-reduction.asp

Artefill Wrinkle Treatment - Reduce Wrinkles and Aging before and after photosBelafill has been around since the past ten years under the brand name of Artecoll in the Canadian and European cosmetic dermal fillers market. The only permanent dermal filler to be approved in the US, Belafill contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that lessens the discomfort while administering the injections. The cost of Belafill anti-aging treatment at a med spa depends on a myriad of factors ranging from the cosmetic goals of the procedure to the injecting expertise of the physician.

FDA approved dermal filler

Belafill has the distinct reputation of being the only FDA approved permanent dermal filler. The approval came through in October, 2006 after a series of clinical trials conducted at medical centers spread across the nation. The trials that spanned over 12 months came up with results that showed a remarkably longer duration of wrinkle correction with Belafill as opposed to the temporary dermal fillers.

The follow up studies at regular intervals of six months and later after a year showed prolonged as well as safe wrinkle correction. A follow up of this study completed 5 years to prove the long term efficacy of Belafill . Since then Belafill has become the official permanent nonabsorbent wrinkle filler.

The Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) micro-spheres suspended in the bovine collagen gel do not get absorbed by the body. The solution is injected just above the skin’s fat layer with a fine needle and the quantity used depends on the depth of the wrinkles. The appropriate amount to be injected is decided by the Board certified physician at a medical spa.

How much will Belafill  wrinkle treatment cost?

Belafill  Wrinkle treatment makes use of Belafill  solution that is nature identical with PMMA micro-spheres suspended in bovine collagen. The non-invasive procedure adds volume to your features by effectively filling up the furrows along the nasolabial region. The desired results by a patient seeking the Belafill  wrinkle treatment are a decisive factor in the overall cost structure of the procedure.

The average price of an Belafill syringe has been found to be around $1000. A market survey from 2010-2013 indicates that a 0.8 ml vial of Belafill  had an average price of $1200. The current price of a 0.8 ml vial may vary between $1000-$1500 depending on the location of the medical spa and the expertise of the Artefill injecting physician. San Fernando Valley with its proximity to Los Angeles has an average price range of $1000 per syringe, which is slightly reduced in the subsequent sessions.

The cost of undergoing an Belafill Wrinkle Treatment like all cosmetic procedures is not covered by health insurance. A board certified dermatologist may charge a slightly higher fee for the high quality care and the certainty of a complication-free treatment. However, payment plans and financing options offered by the doctors in Encino, Sherman Oaks and Calabasas, CA may make the expensive procedure affordable for many.

Although the price to pay for an Belafill Wrinkle treatment may seem quite steep for a newbie, patients who have experienced temporary dermal filling sessions are sure to find it convenient and reasonable in the long run. It is advisable to go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or an expert like Dr. Bijan Farah for optimal results.

Artefill wrinkle treatment before and after photos provided by http://www.artefill.com/patient/is-artefill-right/expect-wrinkle-reduction.asp

Wrinkles are an inevitable consequence of the aging process. There are many factors that come into play to cause this dreaded imperfection. Exposure to ultraviolet rays is the primary cause behind premature aging. Continuous exposure to sunlight, air pollution and smoking have a damaging effect on the collagen fibers, known as the building blocks of the skin.

Excessive strain on the facial muscles causes the development of furrows beneath the skin. The facial skin gradually loses elasticity as you struggle with expressions that never tend to change. Dermal fillers have been a respite for folks trying to counter laughing lines, although they need to be re-administered at regular intervals

Belafill wrinkle treatment

Belafill, of late has emerged as long term anti-aging solution for wrinkle problems as this micro-sphere enriched collagen filler lasts longer than a temporary dermal filler. The dual action of the bovine collagen in Belafill works on the wrinkles and gets effectively absorbed by the body leaving the Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) micro-spheres unbroken to provide long lasting support to the sagging nasolabial folds.

PMMA micro-spheres suspended in the bovine collagen gel have been found to stimulate the production of natural collagen in the body as they effectively fill the facial wrinkles. A patch test wherein some collagen is placed on the patient’s forearm is conducted weeks in advance to ensure that the patient is not allergic to bovine collagen.

The procedure of injecting the Artefill solution requires about an hour at a medical spa.

Artefill Wrinkle Treatment - Reduce Wrinkles and AgingBelafill  can only be procured by physicians who have undergone product training. The mode of administering Belafill  is similar to that of temporary dermal fillers at a med spa. It requires two or three sessions, depending on the depth of the fine lines and wrinkles. The minimum downtime required for the procedure is an added convenience as you can resume your routine within a few hours after the treatment.

What makes it different?

Belafill is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure for a facelift within a fraction of the time required in an invasive facelift surgical operation. Temporary dermal fillers do not have a lasting effects as the natural or synthetic ingredients in the composition get completely absorbed by the body within nine months. On the other hand, the micro-sphere enhanced Belafill  solution stays intact in the skin to prevent the wrinkles from resurfacing back too soon. It not only evens out the grooves beneath the skin, but also provides structural support for a fine natural look.

The cost of an Belafill  treatment varies between $1000-$1500 per syringe, depending on the goals of the procedure. The desired results may be achieved in a single sitting or may require multiple sessions at a med spa with weekly intervals. The average cost of a 0.8 ml Artefill syringe is around $1200. The final expenses of an Belafill treatment are subject to the expertise of the injecting physician and the number of syringes required to attain the desired cosmetic results.

Dr.Bijan Farah with an expertise in injecting dermal fillers, offers Belafill  treatment. If you are a resident of Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando or Calabasas, CA, you can easily avail his service.

Belafill  wrinkle treatment before and after photos provided by http://www.artefill.com/patient/is-artefill-right/expect-wrinkle-reduction.asp

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