Conservative Approach To A 5-Year Filler
Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I love the idea of having Bellafill for my hollowing face because it lasts 5 years. I’ve had temporary fillers like Juvederm but sometimes I have not been happy with the results. What happens if I don’t like the results of Bellafill?
Answer: As a 5-year filler, Bellafill should be performed by a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who does a high volume of Bellafill treatments and is thoroughly familiar with Bellafill-specific injection techniques and the aging facial anatomy. Seeing a doctor who uses Bellafill occasionally increases your chances of an unsatisfactory result.
You can assess your doctor’s experience by checking if they are a BellaDiamond physician. BellaDiamond status is awarded to those top 1% of doctors who perform at least 500 to 600 syringes each year. BellaDiamond status designates the highest level of experience and skill with Bellafill treatments.
When volumizing with Bellafill, I typically break up the treatments into more than session. I often inject 50 – 75% of the total amount of Bellafill at your first treatment. I save the remaining amount to fine tune your results at a second session one month later. Such an approach ensures accuracy in results as well as a more natural appearance.
Of equal importance is seeking a doctor with a “surgical” mindset. A surgeon understands that, as with surgery, you have to get it right the first time around. Many physicians are afraid to use Bellafill since, unlike temporary fillers, they can’t tell their patients that Bellafill will go away in several months if the patient is unhappy. Bellafill should only be used by a physician who places the highest value on accuracy, precision and aesthetic detail when performing Bellafill treatments.
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