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Do you love the more youthful look that dermal fillers provide, but wish the results weren’t so temporary? Maybe it’s time to consider Bellafill® (formerly known as Artefill). The longest lasting injectable dermal filler without surgery, Bellafill delivers amazing facial rejuvenation for as long as 5 years or more.

What is Bellafill?

Bellafill® is a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) filler that was FDA approved in 2006 for long term correction of nasolabial folds. The filler consists of 80% bovine collagen and 20% PMMA microspheres.  The tiny PMMA microspheres are half the diameter of a human hair, so small that they are virtually invisible to the eye, but they do not go away or get reabsorbed by the body, making Bellafill treatments effective for up to 5 years or more!

How does Bellafill work?

Bellafill is dual acting. First, the collagen in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift. Then, over the new few weeks,  the collagen is absorbed by the body while the PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a matrix that supports the production of collagen and connective tissue by your own skin cells for lasting cosmetic improvement. Studies have shown that the cosmetic effect of Bellafill® persists for 5 years or more. As a result, Lecada’s facial sculpting and non-invasive cosmetic procedures can now have a long term to permanent effect.
First-time users need to plan ahead, however, to make sure they’re not among the small percentage of the population that is allergic to Bellafill. All new patients must take an allergy test on an arm one month in advance of injection.

Bellafill for Acne Scars

Even though you knew you weren’t alone (some 40-50 million Americans suffer from acne scars!), acne scarring makes you want to be alone. The impact can be devastating at any age. Although no treatment promises skin will become 100% free of scars, we’re excited to tell you that Bellafill® is FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years.
Bellafill immediately adds volume below pitted acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin. And it’s unique collagen stimulating effects continues to smooth acne scarring over time as new collagen surrounds the tiny spheres. Because the microspheres are made of an inert material (polymethylmethacrylate) they remain in the skin permanently, “reminding” the collagen to replenish itself. Although the natural aging process will slow collagen production as you get older, a small touchup of Bellafill years later would be all you would need to maintain the original correction levels.


Bellafill is a remarkable tool for Tampa anti-wrinkle treatment and facial rejuvenation. It leaves the skin looking younger, radiant and revitalized. You will see the results immediately with more improvements occurring over the next few months.  No downtime is necessary and normal activities can be resumed after treatment.  The longest lasting dermal filler on the market, Bellafill lasts at least five years and can be permanent.
Bellafill’s five-year approval is based on the world’s largest and longest dermal-filler study, completed in February 2014. It involved 1,008 patients (88.9 % of them female) in 23 centers across the U.S. who received injections of Bellafill in their nasolabial folds (a.k.a. smile lines). At five years, there was an 87 percent retention rate.

Bellafill is effective at:

  • Long lasting, elegant wrinkle correction
  • Smoothing and filling facial wrinkles, specifically nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Volumizing cheeks
  • Chin and jawline augmentation
  • Non surgical nose job (non surgical rhinoplasty)
  • Correcting facial asymmetries
  • Corrects or improves acne scars
  • Integrates with your skin to encourage renewal of your own natural collagen
  • Maintaining natural looking results for as long as 5 years or more
To learn if Bellafill is right for you, contact Lecada at 813-874-2332 for a complimentary consultation with a trusted and experienced medical professional.