Recently, there’s been more good news about BellaFill® Skin Treatment, already well-known as a dermal filler for treating facial wrinkles and volume. Beyond treating wrinkles such as the “smile lines” and other areas on the cheeks, Tucson BellaFill® is also quickly growing in popularity for treating acne scars.

The FDA announced several months ago that BellaFill is now approved for treating acne scars, which are moderate-to-severe, particularly on the face. This is great news for more than 42 million Americans suffering from acne scars.

Dermatologists are incredibly hopeful because BellaFill can help people who have yet to respond to topical medications such as Retin-A, which only improve the appearance of superficial acne scars and can take months to show results.

And it turns out that BellaFill is also an excellent alternative for people who don’t want to undergo chemical peels, which can irritate the skin and require four or more treatments.

In comparison, dermatologists have learned that the BellaFill® therapy generally requires only one or two treatments. Best of all, unlike Retin-A and other treatments, the dermal filler treatment offers hope for permanent results.

How does it work?

BellaFill® combines collagen together with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) contained in microspheres. Whether it’s used to treat wrinkling, volume or scarring, the collagen provides immediate replacement filler for volume loss, so the skin’s surface becomes smooth again.

While adding immediate volume to fill and smooth facial wrinkles and acne scars, the treatment provides a firmer structure for the body to create new collagen, building beautiful, more youthful skin.

Over time, the body absorbs collagen in the mixture, leaving the tiny microspheres behind as permanent filler.

The benefits

Most importantly, when used to treat acne scarring, this treatment helps boost self-confidence in patients who have been self-conscious and perhaps socially withdrawn because of concerns about their appearance.

In one study of BellaFill for patients with acne, about 85% reported improved appearance of acne scars at six months, and after 12 months an impressive 90% were satisfied.

Expert dermatologists in Tucson

At Mountain View Dermatology & Aesthetics, our doctors provide a full range of dermal fillers to meet all individual needs, and we’re proud to be Tucson’s expert source for BellaFill treatments for either acne scars or wrinkles.

We can help you regain the self-confidence that comes from having beautiful skin!