Full Correction and Cost Effectiveness
Posted: 10:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I’ve been getting Restylane and Radiesse treatments for years to the lines and grooves on my face. I seem to need more syringes each year and it has gotten very costly. I calculated having spent more than $17,000 over a 6 year period for these filler treatments. Is there a more cost effective filler?
Answer: Bellafill® is a long lasting filler that has a high safety profile with comparatively low risk. Compared to Restylane and Radiesse which can last 3 to 18 months, studies suggest Bellafill® lasts at least 5 years but probably even longer. This means fewer maintenance treatments.
Unlike many fillers, Bellafill® can be injected into a wide range of areas on the face. These regions include the cheek and temple hollows, a receding chin as well as facial lines and grooves. Also while the results of Bellafill® can seen immediately, a nice advantage is that additional improvement occurs over the weeks following each treatment such that it looks better over time.
Additional benefits of Bellafill® are full correction and cost effectiveness when compared to many shorter acting fillers on the market. Maintaining the results of a shorter acting filler with repeat maintenance treatments can cost you 5 times more over a 5 year period than if you had the same areas treated with Bellafill®.
If you are interested in Bellafill®, its important to seek a skilled injector who is knowledgeable on advanced injection techniques. The first step is a detailed consultation with your Facial Plastic Surgeon to determine if you are a candidate for Bellafill®.