Acne Scars Treatment with Bellafill | Artefill
Bellafill | Artefill for acne scars is now FDA has approved. This means that Suneva Medical Inc., the maker, can market Bellafill, also known as Artefill for acne scars of the cheek. Bellafill | Artefill fo acne scars is nothing new but what the approval means is that using Artefill for treatment acne scars will no longer be “off label”.
Bellafill is the new name for Artefill as Suneva Medical rebranded Artefill in December, 2014.
Acne scarring can cause a tremendous loss of self-esteem but Artefill or Bellafill provides an effective and long lasting treatment option for patients with acne scars that are correctable with filler. The pivotal study that was submitted to the FDA shows high patient satisfaction with the results and an excellent safety profile.
Bellafill has been shown to last at least 5 years and the non-absorbable polymethyl merthaculate (PMMA) microspheres are not absorbable and thus Bellafill will likely last at least 5 years according to the formal FDA studies (the informal studies are now out 20 years).
How It Works
The bovine collagen gel in Bellafill provides immediate volume and lift at the time of treatment. Over the ensuing 3 to 6 months the collagen is absorbed by the body, but the polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA) remain in place and act as a bio-stimulant so that you replace the collagen with your own collagen and tissue.
What It Replaces.
In the past, acne scars have been treated with excision, subcision, short term fillers, lasers, chemical peels and micro-needling. While these treatments may all be needed to get the best results, often the best approach is to use a couple of these treatments in combination to get the best results.
“Bellafill | Artefill for acne scars has been the best thing I have done and I have tried just about everything” is how one patient put it.