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Dr. Dufresne's expertise and interest in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery includes cosmetic surgery as well as cancer and congenital reconstruction, which has won him critical acclaim and several awards.

Artefill

Bellafill® (formerly named Artefill) is approved for the correction of facial wrinkles known as nasolabial folds, or smile lines, and the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years.

Bellafill® is a smooth, collagen-based filler with PMMA microspheres. The injectable gel is comprised of 80% purified collagen and 20% PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres. The PMMA re-creates the firm structure of younger-looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen. In clinical studies, effectiveness was observed out to 12 months. (Primary effectiveness endpoint was at 6 months.)

Treatment with Bellafill® is very similar to treatment with conventional fillers. Bellafill® immediately adds volume to wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful appearance. In addition, Bellafill® re-creates the firm structure of younger-looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen. Bellafill® requires a skin test to identify those patients who may have an allergy to lidocaine or bovine collagen.

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Bellafill® works in two ways:

      • The collagen provides immediate volume below facial wrinkles known as smile lines
        to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin.

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        Bellafill® is placed below the depression using a fine needle.
      • The PMMA microspheres create a matrix that supports your body’s
        own collagen production.

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        The injectable gel immediately adds volume to the skin to lift and smooth out wrinkles.

 

For more information please visit their website:

http://www.bellafill.com/

 

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