It seems silly that a small collection of scars could be the source of so much distress, but for me it was all I saw in photos and in the mirror for years. When I was a child, I had the chicken pox and like most kids, I couldn’t resist the urge to pick at my skin. Unfortunately, I had no idea that would leave me with scars on my face, the most visible part of my body.
A little over a year ago, I started to get MicroNeedling treatments to help reduce the appearance of scarring. Although I did see some improvement in my skin, my scars were deep and I wanted to do something more.
I started researching other options and learned about Bellafill®. Now, to preface, I am an all-natural kind of girl. I wear minimal makeup and when I am not working I am hiking, skiing, or running. While I do care about my appearance, I have never considered receiving any kind of injectable treatment in the past, in part because of the negative stigma that surrounds the whole industry. I didn’t want to look like a Kardashian or look overdone.
Bellafill® seemed different from other fillers though. For one, Bellafill® helps to replace lost collagen by working with your body’s natural process. This comforted me A LOT as I didn’t want to look or feel fake in the process of getting rid of my scars. Essentially, Bellafill® is made up of collagen and PMMA microspheres. The collagen gel provides immediate volume and lift while the PMMA microspheres bind with existing collagen to form a strong base for structural support. In simple terms, Bellafill® is like a fertilizer that promotes collagen growth and the overall health of your skin as opposed to a filler which is temporary and fills empty pockets space.
Rather than being a temporary filler, Bellafill® has been proven effective with results lasting through 5 years, with many patients saying that the effects are permanent. The price per syringe is higher than most other fillers, but given the lasting results it is a much cheaper option for clients looking to treat acne scars or volume loss.
On Saturday, I came to AOB Med Spa and I got my treatment. Although I had done my own research, my provider went over the treatment with me, explaining what was going to happen and how I would feel. My provider also answered any remaining questions that I had. Numbing cream was applied to my face to reduce any potential pain or discomfort and I was given stress balls to squeeze during my treatment. Overall I didn’t experience much pain, just a small pinch and a bit of a weird tingle.
The treatment was quick and easy, and I was able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. When I got home, I immediately could tell the difference in the depth of my scars. They look shallow and are barely visible except under close inspection. What is more amazing is that over time, my results will get better as the PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a base that provides critical structural support for my skin.
I can’t tell you how happy I am with my results and it’s been less than 48 hours! I highly recommend coming in for a free consultation to learn more about Bellafill®! Give us a call at 303.731.2149 today to learn more!