What Makes Bellafill Better Than Other Fillers?
Posted: 7:56 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I’ve had fillers in my cheeks and smile lines but have to go in every year for repeat treatments. Bellafill is costly. What makes it better than the other fillers?
Answer: When it comes to cost, considering the overall value of a procedure rather than just the dollars being spent is key.
Bellafill costs about 30-40 percent more per syringe than, for example, Restylane. Restylane may be one of the lowest priced fillers on the market, but it only lasts six months to one year if you are lucky. In the long run, you end up spending more dollars on Restylane than for a Bellafill treatment.
Bellafill lasts at least five years. If you get two syringes of Bellafill to fill in your nasolabial smile lines, it costs you $2,400. While two syringes of Restylane only cost $1,400, once the Restylane is gone in a year, you will spend another $1,400 to refill the area. Your total cost for Restylane is $2,800 over two years, $4,200 over three years, $5,600 in four years and $7,000 in five years. In comparison, the $2,400 you spent on Bellafill continues to last at least five years, costing you only $480 per year.
Since hollow cheeks require much more filler than the smile lines, let’s say you spend $5,000 with Bellafill, that works out to be $1,000 per year. While the equivalent amount of Restylane would be cheaper at $3,500, you will have spent $17,500 total on Restylane over those same five years.
With Bellafill, you pay more money up front, but it is a much more cost effective investment in the long run. Your decision comes down to whether you want to invest in your face with Bellafill or just get immediate gratification with temporary fillers, regardless of the long term cost.
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