When women or men who undergo regular dermal filler treatments at our Novato, Marin County office ask for a long term solution, Dr. Miguel Delgado M.D. often suggests Bellafill®. Unlike more popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that last between 6 and 12 months, Bellafill provides results that last for an average of 5 years.

Bellafill consists of a unique formulation of collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. While not harmful, PMMA does not naturally occur in the body, so it is not absorbed by the body. When Bellafill is injected, the body absorbs the collagen component within 6 months, but the PMMA microspheres remain in place, providing structure and stimulating new collagen growth. New collagen grows around these microsphere, maintaining the results of the treatment for a long period of time.

Anti-Aging Treatment with Bellafill

Bellafill can be used to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns, including signs of facial aging and acne scars. Dr. Delgado and his team of expert nurse injectors, most often use Bellafill to correct the following concerns:

  • Nasolabial folds: creases that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines: lines that form between the corners of the mouth and the chin
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Glabellar lines: vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • Acne scars

Ideal Candidates for Bellafill

Anyone over the age of 21 who would like to correct any of the concerns listed above on a long-term basis may be an ideal candidate for Bellafill. While the results of hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed using a special enzyme, the results of Bellafill are irreversible. For this reason, Dr. Delgado recommends that his patients first try another type of dermal filler to ensure they are satisfied with the way it makes them look before receiving Bellafill.

To ensure you are a good candidate for Bellafill, Dr. Delgado and his team will carefully review your medical history before administering Bellafill.

Bellafill Treatment Instructions

Based on his experience administering Bellafil, Dr. Delgado requests that his patients follow some simple before and after instructions to ensure a positive outcome.

Before treatment with Bellafill, the following substances should be avoided for two weeks:

  • Aspirin
  • All NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen and Motrin
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Fish oil

After treatment:

  • Avoid the substances mentioned above for one week longer
  • Use cold compresses at regular intervals
  • Avoid touching or rubbing the treatment area
  • Avoid excessive heat and sunlight

Bellafill Consultation with Dr. Delgado in Novato

Bellafill is a powerful treatment that provides noticeable, lasting results. The outcome of the treatment relies heavily upon practitioner skill, so it is important that you work with someone who is experienced in administering Bellafill if you are interested in this treatment. Choose our team consisting of Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D., a board certified plastic surgeon, and our licensed nurse injector and Ariel Kirk. By choosing to work with us, you can be assured of a positive outcome and the highest levels of safety. Please contact us today to set up your initial consultation.


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