We all want to age gracefully. However, signs of facial aging such as wrinkles and folds start to form on our faces as the years creep up on us. Effectively tackling the aging process is impossible to do with over-the-counter products like creams and ointments. Injectable fillers are safe and effective treatment options for treating signs of facial aging. RADIESSE® is beneficial for restoring volume loss that causes wrinkles and folds around the mouth, cheeks, temples, jawline, and aging hands. BELOTERO BALANCE® is ideal for adding definition around the edges of the lips and improvement of fine superficial facial lines. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact Dr. Persky in Encino, San Fernando Valley, and Thousand Oaks area.

RADIESSE® and BELOTERO BALANCE® Can Correct Problems With:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Volume loss along the jaw
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Loss of lip definition
  • Hollow temples
  • Aging hands


Ideal candidates for RADIESSE® and/or BELOTERO BALANCE® want to target moderate to severe signs of facial and hand aging and are in good health. It is important that patients are not allergic to any of the ingredients found in the products and that they do not have any bleeding disorders. Dr. Persky can determine if injectables are the right treatment for your facial (and hand) anatomy and goals.

The Consultation

Dr. Persky will thoroughly evaluate your facial skin and structure. He will examine your facial wrinkles and folds to decide if injectables will help you achieve your goals or if you are better suited for a different procedure. Dr. Persky will provide you with a full facial analysis and create a personalized long-term natural beauty plan that can help you to maintain your youth for many years.


RADIESSE® is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres in an aqueous gel carrier, and this formula stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. The body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, leaving behind the natural collagen to provide long-lasting volumizing results. BELOTERO BALANCE® is comprised of a thin hyaluronic acid (HA) formula that completely integrates into the tissues. It blends in with the natural structure of your skin while gently filling in deep wrinkles and adding definition around the mouth.

Dr. Persky will inject RADIESSE® and BELOTERO BALANCE® beneath the skin using a small, fine needle. RADIESSE® is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine (an anesthetic) to provide more comfort throughout the injection process. Typically, treatments can be completed in less than an hour and are performed in-office by Dr. Persky in Encino.


For the first 24 hours after treatment, patients should avoid sun exposure, significant movement of the treatment area, touching the injection site, and applying makeup. Some patients may experience bruising, swelling, redness, pain, tenderness, and itching in or near the treatment area(s) for a short period of time. It may take 24 to 48 hours for the filler to settle completely. Side effects are typically mild and only last for a short time. The majority of patients can return to work and normal activities after their visit.


Immediately following RADIESSE® or BELOTERO BALANCE® treatment, patients will notice a significant improvement in the appearance of their facial skin. They will see that their facial volume has been restored and that their skin is dramatically smoother, which provides a youthful and natural-looking appearance. Many patients can enjoy their newly rejuvenated facial skin for up to a year with RADIESSE® and six months with BELOTERO BALANCE®.

Do you have facial lines, wrinkles, or volume loss you would like to target? If you are interested in learning more about RADIESSE® or BELOTERO BALANCE®, Dr. Persky is a skilled facial plastic surgeon who can help you determine the best treatment for your facial anatomy and goals. To schedule your consultation, contact our Encino office by calling (818) 501-FACE (3223) or by filling out our online contact form.