Nothing is worse than a breakout finally clearly up, only to see an acne scar left behind. Acne scars often leave us feeling self-conscious about our skin, and lead many to explore different treatment options to help heal the damage on their skin. At WellMedica we use Bellafill for Acne Scars. This has given our patients fabulous results from some of the most difficult cases of acne scarring our practice has come across.
Scarring is a part of the skin’s healing process, and USUALLY they diminish rather quickly. However, when the skin is damaged it causes a scar to form. Acne scars are usually the product of a pustule, or cyst. These are the result of oil and dirt underneath the skin.
What will determine scarring?
Depending on how close the pustule or rupture is to the surface of the skin is what will determine scarring. If it is very close to the skin it is less likely to rupture, where as if it is deep in the skin it will likely leave a mark longer. To repair the damage that has been caused from acne, the skin will start to form new collagen in and around the pimple. Unfortunately, this repairing over the injury will never look as good as how it was before.
Bellafill for Acne Scars
Bellafill is the first and only injectable filler that is FDA approved to treat acne scars. This filler that fades acne scars by adding volume to them, and bringing them to the level of surrounding skin. Bellafill will keep this volume throughout one year.
*Circles are the only areas with Bellafill injections. Individual Results may vary.
How it works?
Bellafill reduces the look of acne scars in two ways. First, it’s remarkably small polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres are suspended in a smooth collagen gel. The diameter of each microsphere is less than that of a human hair. This makes them not visible to the naked eye. Once your Doctor injects this using a fine needle below the depression you will notice the filler providing an immediate improvement. Usually within minutes, or when leaving the office. Secondly, the PMMA microspheres form a supportive scaffold allows your own collagen to build upon. Therefore, as the gel breaks down over time, your collagen forms a foundation. This foundation adds volume to the acne scars providing an improvement that can last for an entire year.
There are so many great statistics out there about Bellafill. This is why here at WellMedica we highly encourage Bellafill to patients looking for an improvement on their skin. First, patients tolerate Bellafill extremely well, even those that are more sensitive. In the largest study ever for cosmetic injectables, Bellafill® was associated with a very low risk of complications. Also 90% of patients who use Bellafill® to treat their acne scars were still satisfied with their results at the 1-year mark. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers that dissolve within a few months, Bellafill creates a LASTING improvement in the skin.
Bellafill for Acne Scars Treatment
As stated above we highly encourage Bellafill for acne scars. This is an extremely short treatment with absolutely no downtime. Before injection the Doctor will provide anesthetic where she will be injecting to ensure the patient experiences little to no pain. Results will last a full year, making this one of our easiest procedures. Bellafill can also be used for fine lines and wrinkles, specifically around the naso-labial folds which you can learn more about here.
If you have any interest in Bellafill for Acne Scars, come visit our office 1801 Robert Fulton Dr. Suite 540 Reston, VA 20191. Call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation with Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali. We look forward to seeing you!