Bellafill in Richmond VA
- longest lasting filler available- 5 years
- lifts as it adds volume
- excellent safety profile
Dr Shaw is honored to be the first surgeon in Richmond to offer Bellafill, the first injectable filler to last 5 years.
As we age, we lose youthful volume from our faces. MRI scans have shown that older faces shows signs of loss of fat, muscle and bone. As we lose this volume, our tissues begin to descend, giving us a hollowed, tired look.
Plastic surgeons in the past addressed the aging face with surgery that was meant to pull the tissues back to where they once were. However, this is not a natural way to rejuvenate the face. Tension is not the answer to aging, volume and restoration are. By placing filler into areas that have lost volume, Dr Shaw can achieve a more natural rejuvenation of the face.
Bellafill is an excellent choice for long-lasting volume restoration. It is the longest studied dermal filler on the market- a 5 years duration study was just released and gained FDA approval.
Bellafill is a very unique product- it gives immediate results from Bovine collagen to add volume. This collagen is generally broken down by our body within 6 months. The other ingredient of Bellafill called PMMA then stimulates the body to produce its own collagen, which provides the long lasting results. Because it contains bovine collagen, a test spot should be done several weeks to ensure that no allergies to collagen are present.
Bellafill is also unique in that it restores rather than just fills. Since your own body is restoring its collagen, a natural, lasting result is obtained. This restoration process Dr Shaw calls structural volumization. By placing fillers in critical areas around the face such as the cheeks, temples and bones around the eye, the natural structure of the face is restored. This gives an appreciable lift to the entire face.
If you would like to learn more about Bellafill, please call for a complimentary consultation (804)775-4559 or send us an email.
Dr Travis Shaw has extensive experience as an injector. He is a physician instructor for Allergan and was selected to be the first physician to inject Bellafill in Richmond.