How is Bellafill Different from Other Fillers?

Bellafill is a dermal filler, and one of many that is available today. But, it’s different from other injectables, and is an effective way to diminish lines and wrinkles. 

You may have discussed dermal fillers with your friends, but with so many on the market, how do you know which is the right option for you?

Our knowledgeable staff at Bridgetown Aesthetics is happy to take your call and schedule your Bellafill consultation at our Portland, Oregon office. We will explain the benefits of Bellafill determine if this is the right facial rejuvenation treatment for you. Call (503) 505-5288 to get started!

What Exactly is Bellafill?

FDA-approved Bellafill is the longest-lasting dermal filler on the market, filling deep facial creases, adding facial volume, and correcting acne scars. And results can for up to 5 years! This collagen-based injectable filler is filled with tiny polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres that stimulate additional collagen production in addition to creating volume. The prolonged production of collagen is initiated by the PMMA microspheres, which act as an internal structural system for the new, healthy collagen fibers. [1]

Bellafill’s special formulation adds immediate volume and helps your body create and keep its own natural volume!

Bellafill Treatment for Acne Scars

We’re not sure if there is anything more frustrating than finally winning the battle against acne only to be left with unsightly acne scars. One thing is for sure though, there are many people who have gone through this battle. One of the unique things about Bellafill is its FDA approval for treating acne scars. Bellafill is actually the first acne-treating medical device that is FDA-approved. [2] Bellafill can be carefully injected into recessed or “atrophic” acne scars to fill out the sunken area. It’s a game changer for those who wished they had a smoother complexion.

Whether you are looking to smooth nasolabial folds or acne scars, or both, call our Portland office at (503) 505-5288 and see if Bellafill is right for you. 

What Makes Bellafill Special?

Bellafill is a permanent multiuse injectable dermal filler, but the two main points that set this filler apart from the rest are its longevity and its use for acne scars. Bellafill has been studied and proven to last at least 5 years, the longest lasting results of all the dermal fillers currently on the market. [3] In fact, it’s categorized as a permanent filler due to the length of its results. [2] Need we say more? It is the only FDA-approved dermal filler for acne scar treatment. [4] Bellafill injections are quick, and helps patients achieve numerous aesthetic goals.

Who Would Benefit From Bellafill?

Who would benefit from Bellafill injections you ask? Bellafill is ideal for women and men who are seeking a non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation. Those looking into Bellafill will want a long-term solution for one or more of the following aesthetic areas of concern:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Pitted acne scars
  • Hollow looking hands
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Cheek Augmentation

These skin concerns can be due to genetics, the natural aging process, or lifestyle choices. Potential candidates should not have a known allergic reaction to bovine collagen or lidocaine and should be in generally good health.

What Should I Expect During Treatment?

Dr. Hayes will be performing your Bellafill injections. Appointments usually last 30 minutes depending on the treatment areas. Your face will be cleaned and numbed. Dr. Hayes will carefully and strategically inject the predetermined locations with Bellafill and massage the areas to ensure the solution is evenly distributed. That’s it! You are free to to continue your day as usual.

Bellafill Results

A great thing about Bellafill is it is not a cookie-cutter procedure; you can sculpt your face and treat your unique areas of concern! A four-year clinical research study showed that more than 90% of patients were satisfied with their results when they received injections for rhinoplasty touch-up, chin augmentation, and tear trough filling. And 99% of patients were happy with their acne scar treatment results! [1]

Bellafill lets you leave the office looking radiant, and stay looking radiant for years to come! We’ll miss you while we wait for you to come back for your next Bellafill treatment in 5+ years, but we are happy to be able to provide you with such long-lasting results. Treatment sites include the 11’s between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. 


Are dermal filler injections painful?

Since the treatment area is numbed beforehand, injections are not painful! 

How long do dermal filler results last?

The longevity of your results depend on the specific dermal filler used, and how quickly your body absorbs the injectable. While most fillers only last 9-24 months, Bellafill lasts at least 5 years, if not more. 


  1. Solomon P, Ng CL, Kerzner J, Rival R. Facial Soft Tissue Augmentation With Bellafill: A Review of 4 Years of Clinical Experience in 212 Patients. Plast Surg (Oakv). 2021;29(2):98-102. doi:10.1177/2292550320933675
  2. Wollina U, Goldman A. Fillers for the improvement in acne scars. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2015;8:493-499. Published 2015 Sep 29. doi:10.2147/CCID.S86478
  3. Cohen SR, Berner CF, Busso M, et al. Five-year safety and efficacy of a novel polymethylmethacrylate aesthetic soft tissue filler for the correction of nasolabial folds. Dermatol Surg. 2007;33 Suppl 2:S222-S230. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.2007.33365.x
  4. Joseph JH, Eaton LL, Cohen SR. Current Concepts in the Use of Bellafill. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015;136(5 Suppl):171S-179S. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000001839
  5. Filler for Wrinkles | JUVÉDERM®. Published 2022. Accessed September 5, 2022.
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