Is Bellafill® a new filler?
Posted: 2:16 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I’ve been hearing about a new filler called Bellafill that is supposed to last 5 years or longer. I have had Artefill and love it. How is Bellafill different from Artefill?
Answer: Bellafill and Artefill are actually the same product. Suneva medical, the company that manufactures Artefill, has changed the product’s name to Bellafill.
There is no biochemical difference between Bellafill and Artefill. The product will, now onwards, be referred to as Bellafill from the standpoint of its legal name. Patients will continue to enjoy the same benefits that Artefill has.
These advantages of Artefill/ Bellafill include:
- Long duration of 5 years or more
- Immediate results
- Results get even better over time
- Filling is due to your own body’s collagen
- Very low side effect rate when injected properly
Compared to temporary fillers, Bellafill/ Artefill is more cost effective over the long term due to fewer maintenance treatments. Bellafill/ Artefill is most suitable for volume loss seen in the hollows of the temples, cheeks and even forehead. It is also very effective in treating deep smile grooves in the nasolabial area and mouth corners. It can also give a superior result for hollows or “circles” under the eyes.
A thorough consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who is an experienced Bellafill injector is the first step.