What are the Risks of Bellafill®?
Persons with an allergy to any bovine collagen product or with a positive Bellafill® skin test are not candidates for Bellafill® use. This is very rare. It is also contraindicated in persons with a tendency for excessive scar formation. As with any filler, there can be bruising, swelling, redness, and tenderness at the site of injection which usually resolve over several days. Rarely a foreign body tissue reaction with lumpiness at the injection site, treatable with steroid injection, can occur.