Smile Lines Can Be Scary

October revels in its being known as a scary month. But for people with deep smile lines, watching a Friday the 13th Marathon on AMC is less scary than seeing those deep creases from your nose down to the corners of your mouth in the mirror every morning.

Dr. Kearney has a long-lasting solution to your smile lines, and it doesn’t require any incisions or sutures or a minute of down time. It’s Bellafill®, the longest lasting dermal filler. Bellafill® gets rids of those scary nasolabial folds for up to five years. You read that right.

Bellafill® is FDA-approved for the correction of nasolabial folds, colloquially known as smile lines, and the correction of moderate to severe atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheeks. Our patients from San Diego and the surrounding areas love the half decade results it provides

How does Bellafill® work?

Bellafill® works in two ways that basically encompass two stages. It has collagen in the filler, along with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The first stage involves the collagen. Once injected, the collagen immediately adds volume to the skin to lift and fill smile lines and severe acne scarring.

The second, long-lasting secret to Bellafill® comes from the PMMA microspheres. Once injected along with the collagen, the PMMA microspheres remain in place and they create a matrix that supports new collagen production in your skin. So, in addition to the filling aspect from the injected collagen Bellafill® also stimulates your body to create new collagen, which rejuvenates and fills the skin for years.

How long does it last?

Bellafill® is the king when it comes to dermal filler endurance. The FDA has approved Bellafill® and verifies its results with acne scars and nasolabial folds for five years.

Interested in bidding adieu to your scary smile lines for half a decade? Call Dr. Kearney at (858) 677-9352 and make an appointment for a Bellafill session.

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      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

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      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

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Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Kearney and staff

858.677.9352

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