Bellafill® for Acne Scars, 90% of Patients Happy!
Acne Scarring Solution
Approximately 50 million people in this country suffer from acne scarring, but until now, we have not had a good treatment that works for all skin types and skin colors. Bellafill® has received FDA approval for the Treatment of Acne Scars. It is the ONLY filler on the market approved for the correction of acne scars. It is a safe, simple, treatment we do in the office that offers both immediate and long lasting results.
Bellafill® is injected under the scars and it lifts from below to stimulate your own collagen to fill the scar. The unique injectable gel, comprised of suspended tiny microspheres integrates and promotes new tissue. These spheres are smaller than a human hair, barely visible to the eye, but they are powerful collagen builders. You see improvement right away, but the skin just keeps getting smoother as your own body fills the scars.
Bellafill® treated patients were asked to rate their satisfaction with the appearance of the acne scars chosen for correction. At 6 months, 84% of subjects were satisfied and by 12 months, 90% of patients were satisfied with their improvement. There is usually some bruising during the procedure, but pain is minimal as there is a local anesthetic in the Bellafill® gel.
How Long Does It Last?
Bellafill® lasts a minimum of FIVE years! It is probably a permanent effect, but the FDA data shows a minimum of 5 year effectiveness.
How Fast Does It Work?
The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift. Over time the collagen is absorbed by the body. The PMMA microspheres (tiny little seeds) remain in place and create a matrix that supports production of the body’s own collagen for lasting correction.
Is It Painful?
Bellafill® contains a numbing medication, lidocaine, for greater comfort during treatment.
How is it unique?
Bellafill® is a smooth, collagen-based filler with poly-methylmethacrylate (PMMA). PMMA is virtually invisible to the human eye and has been used in medical implants for 65 years. The PMMA recreates the firm structure of smoother looking skin by supporting production of your body’s own collagen.
Is There Down Time?
Bellafill® is a simple, in-office treatment with no downtime. Treating acne scars usually results in some bruising, as the scars must be loosened up from the underlying skin so they can begin to lift, fill in, and heal. You can immediately resume your normal daily activities.