Dr. Richard Nahas Examines the Cost and Effectiveness of Bellafill Treatment

Dr. Richard Nahas Examines the Cost and Effectiveness of Bellafill Treatment

According to Dr. Richard Nahas, Bellafill is a dermal filler that has long-lasting effects on your skin. It contains beads of PMMA (Polymethyl Methacrylate) and collagen, a naturally occurring substance in your skin. They are very costly and supposed to give you a youthful look. Let’s check out the cost and effectiveness of Bellafill treatment.

The Details

  1. Cost of Bellafill – Typically, Bellafill treatments would cost you around 3700 dollars. However, the price can range drastically between 1000 and 7000 dollars. One syringe of Bellafill may cost anywhere from 1000 to 1600 dollars. Moreover, there are very few cases where patients need just one syringe. Multiple syringes are often required for the desired outcome.

Bellafill is made of tiny spheres of PMMA. It is a dermal filler that is collagen-based and helps to smoothen out smile lines (nasolabial folds) and scarring from indented acne. It can also be used for patching up cellulite dimples and in large quantities can be used for smoothing out the hips and the buttocks. Compared to other injectable fillers, it is a more premium option and quite expensive. However, since its effects last for up to 5 years, it may be a more cost-effective solution.

Bellafill Treatment

  1. Effectiveness of Bellafill – Both the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and Health Canada approved Bellafill more than half a decade ago and it is one of the most studied fillers on the market. People who have tried Bellafill injections claim to have obtained more contour and volume to their faces. They claim that Bellafill injections resulted in fewer wrinkles and gave them a more youthful look.

It can last for up to half a decade and that’s its strength and weakness. The long-term effect makes it a very cost-effective solution. On the other hand, if you’re not satisfied with the results, you can’t reverse the effects. While HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase injections to reverse the results, the same can’t be done for Bellafill. Reversing the effects of Bellafill is very difficult and those who tried it reported side effects like granulomas, pockets of swelling and more such issues.

  1. Alternatives to Bellafill – Bellafill is one of the most premium dermal fillers and is more expensive than HA fillers. However, if you’re satisfied with the results, your money goes a long way due to the longevity of the treatment results. On the other hand, if you’re not sure about Bellafill, you can try out HA fillers like Restylane and Juvederm.

They can also add volume and smoothen your wrinkles. Their average cost is also low at around 900 dollars. However, the effects would only last up to 2 years. People who have an allergy to bovine collagen should also avoid Bellafill.


Dr. Richard Nahas suggests that you get Bellafill treatments if you can afford the cost. Unlike other hyaluronic fillers like Restylane and Juvederm, Bellafill is a long-term solution and hence more cost-effective. However, you should avoid Bellafill if you’re allergic to bovine collagen.