Age has been the adversary of beauty for as long as history has been recorded. Nothing detracts from beauty like the wrinkles and lines that come with age. Modern medicine has been able to treat these problems, but doing so often required invasive surgeries and other procedures that delivered mixed results. There was no simple and convenient solution available to patients, which is why many people shy away from restoring their skin to the beautiful state they deserve.
Injectable treatments represent marked advancements in the realm of skin restoration. Juvederm® and Bellafill® represent two key but diverse ways to treat imperfections in the face without surgery. With that being said, Bellafill® tends to be more advantageous for some patients to use.
Understanding Bellafill® and Juvederm®
Bellafill® and Juvederm® are similar in that they are both considered dermal fillers. They are designed to replace the collagen that naturally becomes displaced as a result of the aging process, which means that they can fill in the lost tissue that typically results in loose skin around the face.
The difference in these treatments resides in the details. Juvederm® is a filler that uses hyaluronic acid as its active ingredient. This molecule acts to attract water, which in turn helps to encourage collagen growth in areas where hyaluronic acid is injected.
The hyaluronic acid is inevitably broken down by the body and absorbed, which means that it remains temporarily within the skin. Any long-term improvements come as a result of the collagen growth that this filler encourages.
Bellafill® works differently from Juvederm® because it utilizes a unique combination of collagen and bio-compatible microspheres. This combination replenishes lost volume while encouraging the restoration of collagen in areas where it has been lost.
The difference with Bellafill® is that the body does not break down the microspheres like it inevitably does with hyaluronic acid. This allows for long-term improvements that tend to remain with the patient.
Is Bellafill® Better Than Juvederm®?
Bellafill® tends to perform better in some cases for patients seeking long-term restoration of their faces. This is because of the unique way that the body refrains from breaking down the microspheres in the injections.
Bellafill® may also be more able to restore lost definition in cases of moderate to severe collagen deterioration. This is because the collagen and microsphere combination tends to have more volume than hyaluronic acid, which is a smaller molecule.
Is Bellafill® Right for You?
The best way to determine if Bellafill® will correct the deterioration in your skin is to consult the experts at Elan Med Spa in Fayetteville. We have the experience and knowledge required to make an accurate treatment plan that will help reverse the effects of aging in natural-looking ways while minimizing the discomfort and recovery needed to do so. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.