What Are the Benefits & Cost of Bellafill®?
Bellafill® is a long-lasting injectable dermal filler from Suneva Medical.
Suneva markets Bellafill as “the only FDA approved filler that provides immediate correction and lasts up to 5 years with each treatment.”
Using polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres, Bellafill treatments stimulate the body’s natural collagen production to correct nasolabial folds, smile lines, and other common cosmetic complaints.
Bellafill injections provide long-term benefits when administered as indicated by a trained medical professional. If you’re thinking about pursuing treatment, here’s what you need to know about Bellafill’s cost, results, and potential risks.
What’s the Cost of Bellafill?
The average cost of Bellafill ranges from $1,000 to $4,000. The actual cost of a Bellafill procedure depends on:
- Procedure type
- Number of treatments
- Who performs the procedure (such as a plastic surgeon)
- Patient needs
All in all, Bellafill is higher on the dermal filler cost scale than hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane®. But the relatively high upfront cost is balanced out by the fact that Bellafill results last much longer than other injectable fillers, reducing the ongoing cost of maintaining the desired results.
Bellafill Benefits: Results and How Long They Last
Bellafill’s defining feature is the long duration of its results. Changes in appearance last for five years or longer after a single course of Bellafill treatment, reducing the need for follow-up appointments.
Bellafill has some other notable benefits:
- Minimally invasive — can be performed in an outpatient setting
- No implants
- No surgical alteration
- Naturally stimulates collagen production
- Can treat nasolabial folds, smile lines, marionette lines, crow’s feet, and other common cosmetic complaints
- Also approved to treat acne and acne scars
Bellafill Procedure: What to Expect and Potential Risks
Bellafill is a minimally invasive in-office procedure that should take no more than 60 minutes to complete.
During an initial consultation, your provider takes a thorough medical history to rule out potential contraindications. They also conduct a medical examination to confirm that Bellafill is the best treatment for your complaint.
An allergy test is required at least one month before your first Bellafill procedure. This is a simple skin test that takes just a few minutes to complete.
Bellafill Injection Process
The Bellafill procedure itself takes 15 to 60 minutes and may involve multiple injection sites. You’ll have an opportunity to go over your treatment plan with your provider and set your expectations.
Bellafill results appear quickly and take full effect within a few days. Your treatment plan may include one or more follow-up visits to achieve the desired results.
Bellafill results last at least five years and may persist for longer in some patients. You’ll need to schedule another Bellafill procedure to maintain them.
Common Side Effects of Bellafill
Most Bellafill side effects are mild and temporary:
- Swelling or bruising around the injection site
- Tenderness or soreness in the treated area
- Light bleeding from the injection site
- Lumping at the injection site
More serious complications and allergic reactions are very rare. But to further reduce your risk, work with a provider who has completed dermal filler training and has extensive experience injecting Bellafill.