The dermal filler Bellafill (formerly Artefill) recently became the first and only filler FDA approved to treat acne scars. This is a wonderful development for the many acne scar sufferers who are looking for something to help this difficult problem. The deeper an acne scar is, the more difficult for devices like lasers and microneedling pens to have an effect. That’s where Bellafill comes in. It is a collagen-stimulating filler that literally fills the pitted scar.
Bellafill contains a substance called PMMA, which stimulates your own fibroblasts to make new collagen at the site of injection. This means that ultimately, your own collagen becomes the filler. In the case of acne scars, this can lead to long lasting correction, as long as no active acne is creating new scars. The product will work best on wide scars, not narrow and deep ones.
Once a scar is treated with Bellafill, your results can last many years. Treatment will improve when you also address redness and surface scar tissue with a treatment like microneedling or the Plasma Facial.
This is the most exciting development in the area of acne scar treatment in many years. If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for Bellafill, please come in for a free consultation.
Dr. Janowski treating acne scars with Bellafill
*Results may vary from patient to patient