Bellafill Treatment in Fort Myers
Dr. Stevens is a Bella Diamond provider of Bellafill® - the top 1% of providers nationwide
What is Bellafill®?
Bellafill® is a long lasting facial volumizer that has a long lasting five year effect. It is a combination of collagen and microspheres of PMMA which is a highly bio-compatible polymer. The collagen is used to see an immediate effect and to uniformly spread out the microspheres. The microspheres induce a collagen matrix and it is this response that yields the uniquely long lasting result.
To view results from previous patients, visit our Bellafill® before and after photo gallery.
Bellafill® Treatment Procedure
Typically at our first session we will take photos and discuss the volumization process with Bellafill®. A skin allergy test is placed and at two weeks we meet again to do the first session. The session lasts about thirty minutes and typically there is minimal or no bruising as a result – you may go back to regular activity immediately. Our second session is 8 weeks later to touch things up. Further sessions are typically at the patient’s discretion because he or she likes the results and wants to treat other areas.
The nice thing about Bellafill® is that the results are immediate and long lasting. The fact that the results are seen immediately allow for a very artistic volumization and shaping of the face that is not possible with some of the older means such as fat or Sculptra®.
What is a Bella Diamond Provider:
Fort Myers cosmetic surgeon Dr. Douglas Stevens is a Bella Diamond provider for Bellafill®. This means that he is in the top 1% of Bellafill® injectors Nationwide. Having your Bellafill® treatment with Dr. Stevens ensures that your natural beauty is being enhanced with the leading expert in Naples. Dr. Stevens’ level of expertise with the use of Bellafill® results in soft, natural results that are not only beautiful, but long lasting, as well.
How long does Bellafill® last?
Bellafill® is the longest-lasting dermal filler, with results that remain for 5 years. Many patients prefer Bellafill® for its longevity, which helps them avoid the annual costs associated with fillers and hyaluronic acid injectables.
What are Bellafill® microspheres made of?
The microspheres in Bellafill® are created with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), a synthetic polymer and non-absorbable material that helps the body restore lost volume and smooth nasolabial folds and moderate to severe acne scars by stimulating new collagen in the suspended tissues. The PMMA microspheres create the foundation for natural collagen to come in for natural, long-lasting results.
Is Bellafill® safe?
Bellafill® is a safe injectable that has helped many men and women enjoy smoother skin for up to five years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Bellafill® in 2006. They based their decision on several studies, including a year-long clinical trial with more than 250 patients that established its safety and efficacy for nasolabial folds. Clinical trials for facial acne scars also showed Bellafill® was safe and effective at six- and 12-month follow-ups.
Can anyone get Bellafill®?
Most people over 21 can qualify for Bellafill® if it is the best injectable for their cosmetic concerns. If you are in good health, not pregnant or breastfeeding, with no risk factors for adverse events, you’re likely a good candidate for Bellafill®.
Who can inject Bellafill®?
Only a trained and qualified medical professional should administer Bellafill® injections. Do not get your injectable treatment at a hotel or filler party because your risk of infection and poor outcomes increases in inexperienced hands. A board-certified facial plastic surgeon is the ideal person to perform Bellafill® treatments because they understand the facial structures and know where to inject, how deep, and how much Bellafill® to use. Dr. Stevens is one of the top providers of Bellafill® as a Bella Diamond Provider.
What are the Bellafill® side effects?
The side effects of Bellafill® are similar to other injectables, including injection site bruising, redness, tenderness, itching, swelling, and soreness. Rare side effects include lumps, granulomas, injection site sensitivity, and ongoing swelling, itching, redness, or rashes. Swelling and bruising are usually minor, lasting 24 hours to seven days.
Bellafill® is indicated for nasolabial folds and acne scars but is often used off-label for other cosmetic concerns. Bellafill® may fill under-eye hollows and tear troughs and be used for non-surgical cheek augmentation.
Does Bellafill work for acne scars?
The PMMA microspheres in Bellafill® offer acne scar improvement by adding volume and stimulating more collagen that levels the damaged tissue with the surrounding skin and keeps the skin level long-term. Bellafill® treats acne scars for up to 5 years with immediate improvement during the treatment. Unlike other fillers, Bellafill® restores instead of “filling in” acne scars for a natural skin appearance. Patients report feeling more confident after Bellafill® treatment for acne scars, and women don’t feel the need to use as much makeup to cover the area.
Learn More About Bellafill® Injections
If you are interested in receiving Bellafill®injections in Fort Myers, Dr. Douglas Stevens invites you to visit him for a consultation. Contact Stevens Facial Plastic & Laser Center today.