When patients are looking to restore a youthful look by replenishing lost volume, Irvine cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Marguerite Bernett, often recommends Bellafill. A unique injectable filler on the market today, Bellafill can add volume instantaneously to the skin to lift lines and wrinkles. Dr. Bernett uses Bellafill for patients over the age of 21 for the smile lines (the lines between the nose and the mouth), and in some cases, it can be used to fill and lift acne scars for smoother skin. The filler is made up of PMMA microspheres, which integrates into the skin to form a matrix to support the generation of collagen to provide results for 1 – 5 years.
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"It is hard to put into words how very happy I am now that I have had the Mommy Makeover. After all of the exercising and dieting I did after my last pregnancy, the loose tummy skin and drooping, smaller breasts and stubborn fat, uhhh so frustrating. So with Dr. Bernett's s t outstanding treatment and very caring manner, I feel like a new person! There is no other way to describe it. I am happy being a mom of course even before the surgery, but now I am so very happy with my improved look : )"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 31, 2015
"I feel like a new person after my Mommy Makeover! I recently was treated by Dr. Bernett, and I couldn't be happier. After my last pregnancy my body changed a lot, not only weight gain, also drooping breast and the loose tummy skin. I did a good amount of exercise and was careful with my diet, but the drooping, and loose skin did not improve much. Plus some areas of fat are just darned stubborn! Now that those trouble areas are lifted and tightened, I truly feel so much better. Dr. Bernett really took care of me and was careful and caring all the way. Everything looks great, and I am feeling so much better !!!"- H.M. / Wellness / May 30, 2015
"I am very happy with the procedures Dr. Bernett did for me. I had a face and neck tightening procedure which removed some fat and tightened my skin. As I am getting older, I also gained a little weight. My cheeks and chin were sagging, and I was getting a double chin. Now, I look ten years younger and feel better, too! I did a laser firming treatment for my entire face and my skin looks really beautiful. Several of my colleagues from work also went to see Dr. Bernett after they saw my results and were very satisfied. She is professional, very thorough and what I really love is that she takes her time and she cares."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2015
"I went to Dr. Bernett to have my implants replaced with smaller ones and a lift. I was never fully happy with my first results 10 years ago and felt m ..."- J.C. / Vitals / Mar 12, 2015
What to Expect
When choosing Bellafill, it’s important to understand how the injectable filler works. Since it’s collagen-based, the collagen works to add volume and lift the skin, especially lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Comprised of PMMA (a biocompatible material), these microspheres stay in place in order to form a matrix to support the body’s natural production of collagen.
This in-office treatment takes around 30 minutes to complete and a patient will be given an allergy test ahead of time. Prior to the injection, the doctor will determine the correct dosage and injection site to meet the patient’s needs and expectations. A numbing cream can be used to minimize discomfort. After the appropriate locations are marked, the doctor will administer Bellafill through a thin syringe into the skin.
Results are instantaneous with Bellafill and patients will immediately notice more volume with diminished lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Patients should expect some redness and mild swelling at the injection site, but these symptoms should resolve in about 1 day. There’s no downtime with Bellafill, so patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterwards.
Over the following few days, the skin will continuously improve for smoother, firmer skin with less lines and wrinkles. With correction and improvement of the smile lines, patients can see positive results for up to 5 years. When used for acne scars, results last around 1 year.
Patients can expect Bellafill to cost around $1,000 per syringe. Patients should bear in mind that more than one injection is often needed to achieve maximum results. The cost is normally higher than other fillers since the results are more dramatic and longer lasting. Since this is a cosmetic treatment, insurance normally doesn’t cover any of the cost.
One Unique Filler
When you’re looking for a filler that's not only effective in adding volume and transforming the look of lines and wrinkles but also has long-lasting results, Bellafill could be the best choice for you. Unique in its makeup, ability to immediately transform the skin, and dramatic results, many patients and doctors are reaching for the filler. To learn more about Bellafill and to see if you’re a candidate, call our office to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
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