Cost Consideration should be given be to the overall cost of treatment. With the two fillers similarly priced, the overall cost of Bellafill®, with its longer duration, will in the long run be less. Areas of treatment Including off-label use for both products, the midface is the target region for treatment for both products. Effect… Read More
There can be bruising, redness, tenderness and discoloration at the site of injection which usually resolve over several days. If lumpiness occurs at the injection site, the advantage of Voluma and other hyaluronic acid fillers over non-hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Bellafill®, is that Voluma can be dissolved with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Thus, incorrect… Read More
Due to its cross-linking, Voluma avoids degradation, allowing it to last almost twice as long as other hyaluronic acid fillers. Studies have shown volumizing effects up to 2 years.
Voluma was FDA approved for volume augmentation in the cheek area and portions in the middle of the face in adults over age 21. It restores the midface volume lost during aging, adding cheekbone definition and providing lift to hollowed-out areas for a more youthful facial contour.
Voluma has recently been introduced in the United States, approved by the FDA for cheek volumization, toward the end of 2013. It has however been used in Europe since 2005 and in Canada for the last four years.
Juvederm Voluma is a new hyaluronic acid filler. It consists of long chains of sugars, hyaluronic acid, naturally occurring in the skin. Its longer lasting property is due to a special cross-linking formulation which slows degradation and provides a thicker texture for improved “lifting” capacity as well as longer duration. It is formulated with lidocaine… Read More
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… Read More
Unlike many other fillers which are absorbed by the body and require reinjection, Bellafill® does not resorb and can last for over five years. An allergy skin test is necessary prior to Bellafill® injection to make sure that there is no allergy to the product.
In addition to smile lines, it has since been used successfully off-label to enhance volume and fill wrinkles all over the face. It however, should not be used for augmenting the lip or vermillion border.
There has been long experience with Bellafill®, which was released by the FDA in 2007 for enhancement of nasolabial folds (smile lines).