Bellafill, a long-term filler made by Suneva Medical, is now the only filler available in the U.S. market with FDA approval to treat acne scars. Bellafill (previously named Artefill) already is the only filler in the U.S. approved to provide long term, (greater than five years) correction of facial folds.
Dr. Hamilton is an expert with Bellafill. He has been using it since its introduction into the U.S. market nearly a decade ago and has lectured on the product. He is also a past member of the product’s national medical advisory board.
Extensive studies were done to receive FDA approval. Study patients received treatments at one of 10 study sites in the U.S. Patients were followed closely for one year. Ninety-eight percent of patients were noted to have significant correction based on an unblended assessment. Patients’ satisfaction was over 90 percent after one year. Results of studies for the product also showed it to be safe and effective.
Acne scarring is one of the more difficult problems for facial plastic surgeons. To have a treatment that can be fairly easily performed in the office with minimal downtime and predictable, safe results is a big step forward.