Recently, there’s been more good news about BellaFill®, which is 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, here in 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 indeed great news for the more than 42 million Americans who suffer from acne scars.

Dermatologists are especially hopeful because BellaFill can help people who haven’t responded to topical medications such as Retin-A which only improve the appearance of superficial acne scars, and which 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 be irritating to the skin and generally require a series of 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 some 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 surface of the skin becomes smooth again.

While adding immediate volume to fill and smooth facial wrinkles and acne scars, the treatment provides a firmer structure upon which the body can create its own new collagen, which builds beautiful, more-youthful skin.

Over time, the collagen in the mixture is absorbed by the body,, 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acne scarring, this treatment helps boost self-confidence in patients who have been self-conscious and perhaps socially withdrawn because of concerns about their appearance.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!