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Your face is your calling card and elicits a natural response in anyone you encounter. Are you unhappy with facial aging and deep laugh lines? Dr. Fechner is a visionary plastic surgeon who uses both surgical and non-surgical methods for customized facial rejuvenation. He truly enjoys the personalized treatment approach his specialty offers and demands.

Our Bellafill in Boston represents the latest generation of longest-lasting dermal fillers, and when injected carefully and correctly, can produce truly remarkable results. As with any facial procedure, you want a look that appears natural, fresh, and youthful, rather than overfilled. Dr. Fechner, as a leading authority in anti-aging procedures, uses a comprehensive approach for natural-looking facial rejuvenation.

About Facial Volume Loss

Dr. Fechner observed that over the years, our faces experience three-dimensional changes. We loose fat and collagen volume in certain parts of the face and maintain or even gain volume in others. These disproportionate changes combined with increased soft tissue laxity and loss of skin elasticity are further augmented by aging-related changes of the facial skeleton.

Summarizing all of these changes the “Enigma of Aging”, it is Dr. Fechner’s passion to find innovative solutions for non-surgical rejuvenation. Bellafill represents the most durable injectable filler used by Dr. Fechner to achieve a holistic facial enhancement without the “weird look.”

Where Do We Lose Volume in the Face?

Dr. Fechner continues to be fascinated by each person’s unique face and neck anatomy and the associated aging changes. Because no two faces equal another, not even in identical twins, successful treatments are based on Dr. Fechner’s thorough understanding of facial aesthetics and their changes.

Usually, not all of these regions are affected equally in each person. Preferring a balanced improvement for his patients, Dr. Fechner stresses the importance of harmonious enhancements of one’s unique aging constellation.

Common areas of volume loss observed in his patients include:

  • Temples
  • Nasolabial creases
  • Glabella, the area between the eyebrows
  • Lips
  • Upper eyelid socket
  • Marionette lines
  • Tear troughs, creating the dark under-eye circles
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Cheeks

About Smile Lines

Nasolabial folds are also known as smile lines or laugh lines. They can be described as skin folds that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Frank Fechner, M.D. performs Boston Bellafill injections in Boston and Worcester to smooth away nasolabial folds for a natural-looking, more youthful appearance with long-lasting results.

What Causes Laugh Lines?

Laugh lines can develop at any age, but they often deepen and become more pronounced with aging.

Factors that contribute to noticeable nasolabial folds include:

  • Weakening of facial muscles
  • Facial expressions
  • Volume loss of the face
  • Gravity
  • Sun exposure
  • Sagging skin due to decreased collagen and elastin
  • Smoking
  • Significant weight loss

What Is Bellafill and How Does It Work?

Bellafill is a smooth, dermal filler, approved by the FDA for treatment of smile lines and acne scars. It is based on microspheres made of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), a biocompatible material that has been in medical use for more than 65 years. These microscopic PMMA pearls are suspended in bovine collagen and lidocaine, a local anesthetic added to improve treatment comfort.

When injected into laugh lines and scars, the Bellafill provides volume for visible results immediately after treatment. In addition, it initiates collagen production by our body for a natural looking, long-lasting benefit. The Bellafill microspheres provide a supportive base that allows for more natural collagen production, leading to smoother skin with results that last.

Does It Hurt to Have Bellafill Injections?

Dr. Fechner’s delicate approach to Bellafill treatments makes all the difference in your comfort. In addition, the lidocaine contained in Bellafill helps to make the treatment more comfortable for patients. To provide additional relief for those who need it, Dr. Fechner may numb the area with a local anesthetic or apply topical numbing cream to the treatment area before performing injections.

What Is the Downtime after a Bellafill Treatment?

There is no downtime after Bellafill injections. Patients may return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. Most patients experience short-lived redness and swelling; bruising, itching, and discoloration at injections sites are rare. These symptoms typically resolve within one to seven days after treatment.

How Long Do Results Last with Bellafill?

Dr. Fechner has more than 10 years of experience with Bellafill and his patients enjoy continued benefits, even after so many years. Of course, our faces continue to change and Bellafill provides a lasting base for minimal maintenance requirements. Mirroring Dr. Fechner’s first-hand experience with Bellafill, the company that manufactures this product reports excellent long-term results. For nasolabial folds, effectiveness and patient satisfaction have been established beyond five years after treatment. For treatment of acne scars, results have been shown to last at least for 12 months.

How Long Do Results Last with Bellafill?

In Dr. Fechner experience, Bellafill has been an equally effective treatment for women and men. Over the years, he has safely treated hundreds of patients of all ages and skin types . In clinical trials, the product was shown to work equally well on a different skin varieties. Patients with allergies to bovine collagen or lidocaine would not be candidates for this treatment. To receive Bellafill injections, you must be 21 years of age or older. A skin test is also required before treatment to rule out the possibility of allergic reactions.

What Are the Benefits of Bellafill?

Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers (i.e., Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma etc.), Bellafill injections do not need to be repeated in a matter of months. Treatment immediately reduces the appearance of smile lines, and over time, the body uses the microspheres contained in the product as a scaffolding on which to build natural collagen. According to Dr. Fechner, these unique characteristics make Bellafill the go-to choice for facial fillers in discerning patients who wish best durability.

Increased collagen content forms a foundation for the skin that adds volume and reduces wrinkles. Bellafill produces soft, smooth, natural results that can last easily beyond five full years.

Bellafill is a quick, minimally-invasive, FDA-approved treatment with no downtime and minimal side effects. It produces results that are both immediate and long-lasting, without surgery.

If you are bothered by facial volume loss, deepening facial grooves and creases or acne scarring, Dr. Fechner may recommend Bellafill injections as the right treatment option for you. Schedule a consultation with Frank Fechner, M.D. in Worcester or Boston to find out if you are a good candidate. A skin test for allergies is required if you decide to undergo treatment with Bellafill for acne scars or nasolabial folds.


Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-306-8363
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