Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and wish that you could turn back the hands of time? You are not alone in this feeling. The early signs of aging are a cosmetic issue that plagues everyone at some point in their lives. In time, we all eventually fall victim to the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. Thankfully Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery is here to help you fight back with Bellafill.

What is Bellafill?

Bellafill is a cosmetic dermal filler that is designed to help restore one’s youthful appearance by reducing prominent wrinkles and enhancing the facial contours for a more youthful appearance. Unlike other cosmetic injectables, Bellafill is composed of microspheres that are not easily absorbed by the body.

After the initial injection, the microspheres will be left behind, residing in the deeper layers of the skin. They work to slowly stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and helps restore lost volume in the treatment area.

Treatment Areas for Bellafill

Bellafill is commonly used for the treatment of nasolabial folds and even acne scars that appear on the cheeks. It has also been shown to be effective in adding volume to the lips, correcting the bags under the eyes, improving nose bumps and minor deviations, and improving the contours of the chin and cheeks.

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The Bellafill Procedure

Bellafill is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in as little as 15 minutes, depending on the needs of each individual patient. We will inject the gel along with lidocaine using a small needle. Pairing the gel with lidocaine helps make the treatment process more comfortable. Once the injections are completed, you can safely return home the same day. No need to worry about a long period of recovery and you can enjoy immediate results that continue to improve with time.

Preparing For Your Bellafill Treatment

We advise patients to avoid using blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or Omega-3 Fish Oils for one week before any injection to help decrease the risk of bruising. In addition, avoiding alcohol a few nights before injection and taking the herbal medication arnica may help decrease the risk of bruising. See our page on how we reduce pain and bruising during your procedure by clicking on the link.

Candidates For BellaFill

As a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, Bellafill is ideally suited for patients who desire an improvement in their facial aesthetic but have no interest in undergoing invasive plastic surgery procedures. You may be advised to avoid the procedure if you are under 21, have severe allergies, and have pre-existing skin conditions. Our skilled team will perform an assessment of your skin and overall health in order to determine if you’d make a good candidate for Bellafill.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board-certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board-certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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For more information about Bellafill, or to discuss permanent fillers, please call Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form. Our skilled team is dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible version of yourself with customized cosmetic solutions.

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Dr. was very thorough in explanation upon initial consultation


Dr. was very thorough in explanation upon initial consultation and I left feeling confident and informed. The procedure went smoothly and with little discomfort. The results are fantastic and more than I hoped for. Finally, both Dr. and staff are caring, engaging and professional. I’m very pleased.*