Dr. Balikian is a premier injector for Bellafill having 10 years’ experience. Bellafill is the closest thing we have as a nonresorbable filler for the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and acne scars. Bellafill is the closest thing we have as a nonresorbable filler for the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and acne scars. Bellafill is unique because it is 20% PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres that do not get broken down by the body. After they are injected with collagen, the collagen gets absorbed and leaves the microspheres behind. They lie in the deeper layers of skin, and work by slowly stimulating your body to create its own collagen. This ends up replacing lost volume in the skin that comes with aging. And with a touch of numbing medication in the syringe (lidocaine), the injection is very tolerable. As with other injectable fillers, downtime is minimal. Makeup can go on the same day and you’ll be looking good right away. Because this injection does use collagen, it does require a simple, pain free, skin test of just the collagen one month prior to treatment. Bellafill isn’t just an exceptional cosmetic treatment option. It was proven safe through 5 years for the correction of nasolabial folds or smile lines in the largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever completed.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.
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.