Skip to main content


Page Updated:

Dr. Hilinski is proud to offer advanced anti-aging treatments at his medical spa nestled in the heart of vibrant San Diego. This includes a comprehensive range of dermal fillers, featuring liquid facelifts with Bellafill—the revolutionary dermal filler designed to transform your appearance and elevate your confidence.

What is Bellafill?

Portrait of woman with beautiful skinBellafill, formerly called Artefill, comprises a distinctive formulation of purified bovine collagen gel, minuscule PMMA microspheres (polymethylmethacrylate), and lidocaine (a numbing agent). This groundbreaking dermal filler is designed to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, and smile lines, and fill acne scars1 for up to five years. Bellafill is the only FDA-approved filler that can induce lasting collagen production, providing enduring youthfulness without the need for frequent and costly filler treatments.2 Bellafill delivers both immediate and long-lasting results by creating a scaffold for natural collagen production, ensuring enduring radiance that keeps you looking your best for years to come.

How Bellafill Works

At the core of Bellafill’s magic lies its unique dual-action formula. As the collagen gel instantly adds volume, smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines, the PMMA microspheres act as a foundation for your skin to produce its own collagen. This holistic approach restores your skin’s natural vibrancy, promoting a youthful glow that radiates from within.

Preparing for Bellafill

Achieving your desired outcome begins with thorough preparation. During your personalized consultation, our expert team will assess your unique needs and discuss your aesthetic goals. To ensure the utmost comfort, any questions or concerns you may have will be addressed, setting the stage for a seamless experience.

The Bellafill Treatment

Under the skilled hands of Dr. Hilinski and our trained professionals, the Bellafill treatment is a meticulously curated experience. Using advanced techniques, the filler is skillfully injected into targeted areas, ensuring precision and optimal results. The procedure is well-tolerated, often requiring minimal downtime, allowing you to swiftly return to your daily routine with newfound confidence.

Bellafill Recovery & Results

As the days unfold after your Bellafill treatment, you’ll notice an immediate transformation that continues to improve in the coming months. Swelling and minor bruising, if any, will subside, unveiling your rejuvenated appearance. Over time, the collagen production stimulated by Bellafill will contribute to your skin’s revitalization, yielding a radiant complexion that defies time.

Schedule A Consultation For Bellafill

Elevate your beauty journey with Bellafill at plastic surgeon, Dr. Hilinski’s, San Diego Medical Spa serving patients from Camino to La Jolla and beyond. Contact us to schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards a more youthful, vibrant you.

FAQs about Bellafill

Am I a candidate for Bellafill?
Absolutely. Bellafill is versatile and caters to a wide range of skin types and ages, making it an ideal choice for anyone seeking youthful enhancement.

Are Bellafill results permanent?
While Bellafill offers long-lasting results, individual experiences may vary. The gradual improvement and longevity of results make Bellafill a truly transformative choice without the frequent touch-ups other dermal fillers require.

Does the Bellafill treatment hurt?
Discomfort is minimal and manageable, thanks to our team’s advanced injection techniques and the anesthetic employed during the treatment.

When will I see results after Bellafill?
Results are typically noticeable immediately, with continued improvement over time as collagen production is stimulated.

Does Bellafill have any side effects?
Minor swelling, bruising, or redness may occur, but these effects are temporary and typically resolve quickly.3 On occasions the product can create an inflammatory reaction, but fortunately this is rarely seen.

What is the difference between Bellafill and other popular fillers like Restylane and Juvederm?
Distinguishing Bellafill from other facial fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm lies in its distinctive composition and longevity. While Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic acid-based fillers that deliver temporary results, Bellafill’s innovative formula combines collagen gel and PMMA microspheres to stimulate lasting collagen production and skin rejuvenation. This unique approach offers results that endure for up to 5 years, setting Bellafill apart as a long-term solution for maintaining a youthful appearance.

Can I combine Bellafill with any other treatments?
Certainly, the versatility of Bellafill allows for seamless integration with a variety of complementary treatment options. Whether you’re seeking to enhance facial contours, address specific concerns, or optimize your overall aesthetic, Bellafill can be effectively combined with other treatments. From neuromodulators like Botox to treatments like thread lifts, or a medical-grade skincare regimen, our experienced professionals at Dr. Hilinski’s San Diego Medical Spa can tailor a comprehensive treatment plan that aligns with your unique goals, ensuring a harmonious and radiant outcome.

1 JAAD. Acne scarring: A classification system and review of treatment options. Available: Accessed August 9, 2023.

2 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. ArteFill® Permanent Injectable for Soft Tissue Augmentation: I. Mechanism of Action and Injection Techniques. Available: Accessed August 9, 2023.

3 Bellafill. Important Safety Information. Available: Accessed August 9, 2023.

Schedule a Consultation