Bellafill for Acne Scars
Dr. Kaufman regularly receives patients seeking treatments for old acne scars. He provides several treatment options, including excision, laser treatments, fat grafting and dermal fillers. Now Dr. Kaufman is set to introduce another innovative non-surgical treatment called Bellafill that is specifically designed to treat acne scars.
The good news is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bellafill, making it the first dermal filler to be approved specifically for acne scar treatment. The approval was awarded on the basis of the outcomes of a placebo-controlled study conducted across 10 clinical centers.
According to the manufacturers of Bellafill, the approval from the FDA marks a major milestone for patients of acne scars who need an effective solution to treat not only the physical scars, but also the emotional suffering that is typically associated with it. About 40 to 50 million Americans have acne, and as many as 90 percent are likely to develop acne scars.
The approval of Bellafill is going to address is a major underlying need of people with acne scars. The need for a treatment such as Bellafill has also been supported by the results of an independent study in terms of its non-physical benefits. The study showed that acne scars negatively impact the self-confidence of over 70 percent of the patients. As many as 92 percent of the respondents believed that their self-confidence would be restored or improved if the acne scars were healed.
- Bellafill® is the only filler on the market approved in the U.S. for the correction of acne scars
- Proven safe and effective in a well-controlled clinical study, Bellafill®addresses an unmet need for millions who suffer from acne scarring
- Bellafill® is a simple in-office treatment that offers immediate correction and lasting results
Long Lasting Performance
The key benefit of Bellafill is its long lasting performance. The manufacturer says that Bellafill has been classified as permanent filler, which makes it essentially a one-time treatment. The filler includes 80 percent purified bovine collagen and 20 percent PMMA microspheres and lidocaine. It is designed to produce transformational outcomes for patients seeking correction of their acne scars as well as reduction in the appearance of nasolabial folds.