When Will I See Results after Bellafill® Treatment?Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Douglas M. Stevens, MD
Bellafill® is a dermal filler approved by the FDA for the correction of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe facial acne scars on the cheeks. Dr. Stevens uses Bellafill® to add volume and youthful contours. One of the advantages of Bellafill® and other dermal fillers is that they deliver quick results without significant downtime. Are you wondering how quickly Bellafill® patients can expect to see results after treatment? Dr. Douglas Stevens, a facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers and a top one percent injector of Bellafill® in the country, has the answer here.
How Bellafill® Works
First, it is important to understand the way Bellafill® is formulated and used. Bellafill® is a collagen-based filler containing polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen gel initially replaces lost volume in the skin to minimize the appearance of nasolabial folds or acne scarring, but over time, it dissolves. The Bellafill® stimulates your body to produce collagen in response to the microspheres. The result is new collagen and associated vasculature (blood flow) that adds support and youthful glow to the skin.
Thanks to its special formulation and the way it is injected, Bellafill® lasts for a very long time. Studies have shown that Bellafill® patients can enjoy their results for five years or longer. No other filler lasts as long as Bellafill®. Because of this, Bellafill® requires meticulous technique from someone skilled and experienced. Dr. Stevens is the injector Fort Myers Bellafill® patients trust for beautiful and long-lasting results.
First and Final Results
Every Bellafill® patient follows his or her own unique treatment timeline, but in general, most people notice initial improvement almost immediately because of the collagen in the filler. Final results appear around the three-month mark, because of the PMMA microspheres, which are designed to stimulate the body’s collagen response over time to fill in the treated area. It takes about three months to see the body’s collagen response kick in.
Keep in mind that Bellafill® is not a “one-and-done” treatment; instead, it is usually injected during at least two treatment sessions, spaced about eight weeks apart, to prevent under- or over-correction. Additional treatment sessions are at the patient’s discretion.
Learn More about Bellafill®
If you are interested in Bellafill® for the correction of nasolabial folds, acne scarring or volumization of the midface to elevate and restore youthful volume and softness please schedule a consultation with Dr. Stevens at the Fort Myers Centre for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery by calling 239-481-9292 today.