Anyone who has dealt with acne, either in their teen years or as an adult, can tell you that the struggle doesn’t end once the blemishes are gone. Acne, especially cystic acne, can leave deep, hard to conceal scars long after your skin has cleared up, and for a lot of people this is a huge source of insecurity. Nearly 95 percent of all people who have had acne suffer with scarring afterward leading many to search for ways to get rid of their acne scars for good, to no avail. But sufferers may finally have a solution as this week the FDA approved Bellafill® “for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek” (in patients over the age of 21).
The dermal filler, the only one on the market for the treatment of acne scars, is a combination of bovine collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. After the first treatment you will see results as the collagen provides instant volume and lift while the PMMA microspheres create a foundation under the skin which remains in place for your own skin to create the collagen needed to fill and smooth out the scars. To learn more or to read the results of the clinical trails click here.
Bellafill has been approved for the correction of smile lines since 2006.
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