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Rejuvenating the Facial Features with Bellafill®

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by Douglas M. Stevens, MD

Fort Myers facial plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Stevens knows that many of his patients desire non-invasive procedures that can rejuvenate the facial features without surgery and the associated downtime. That’s why Dr. Stevens is proud to be the premier provider of a cosmetic injectable known as Bellafill®. In this post, he explains a few of the applications and benefits of Bellafill.

Smooth Smile Lines and Other Wrinkles

One of the primary uses of Bellafill is to smooth smile lines and other wrinkles. Smile lines are wrinkles that develop around the sides of the mouth, and are more noticeable when smiling. Bellafill can also improve the appearance of nasolabial folds, which extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth.

Bellafill is formulated with bovine collagen and bio-compatible microspheres (polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA). Once Bellafill is injected directly beneath the wrinkle, the collagen and microspheres provide support and structure that immediately causes the overlying skin to visibly smooth. The microspheres also stimulate the body to produce its own natural collagen and then act as a matrix to support the newly generated collagen.

Soften Acne Scars

Bellafill is also commonly used to even out skin with noticeable pitted or depressed acne scars. The filler adds volume beneath the pit or depression, bringing it up to the level of the surrounding skin. The result is a smoother skin texture without noticeable dips or pits.

Add Youthful Facial Volume and Shape

Bellafill is commonly used off-label (i.e., in a way not approved by the FDA) to add volume and shape to areas of the face that look deflated or hollow, like the lips or the temples. The injectable literally fills in the areas, providing a plumper and more youthful contour almost immediately. And by boosting the body’s natural production of collagen, Bellafill improves the tautness and elasticity of the facial skin in the treated area.

One of the remarkable qualities of Bellafill is that the results have been shown to last up to five years, whereas the effects of other fillers can wear off after nine to 12 months. So patients don’t need to schedule regular treatments to maintain their results.

Contact Our Bella Diamond Provider

Dr. Stevens is in the top 1 percent of Bellafill providers nationwide, and has been named a “Bella Diamond Provider.” His high level of expertise means you can enjoy beautiful and natural-looking results for years to come.

Please call (239) 481-9292 or email our practice to schedule a Bellafill consultation with Dr. Stevens today.


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