Acne Scar Treatments and Bellafill
Acne scars can be an embarrassing thing to live with day in and day out. They can negatively impact your self-esteem and in extreme cases, they can be absolutely debilitating to the way you view yourself. It’s no surprise then that the medical field has been constant in their search for the best way to treat acne scars.
It goes without saying that the best way to treat acne scars is to treat the acne with before it does long term damage. Whether that’s through home remedies or something like Proactiv products. However, for those who already have scars and are looking for the best option in treating them, the news that Bellafill was approved by the FDA is something of a ray of hope. Especially if the more serious scars.
Topical Acne Creams Not Always Ideal
Topical acne creams have been helpful to a great deal of people in diminishing the appearance of their acne scars. However they are not without their problems. One of the issues with topical acne creams is that they can take a long time to produce results, sometimes up to six months. Also when they do start to work they are only really helpful for the smallest and most superficial of scars. For very minor scarring, topical acne creams can be a valuable resource. For those with more serious acne scars, topical creams leave much to be desired.
Chemical Peels May Come with Side Effects
Another common way to treat acne scars is with a chemical peel. Chemical peels can be effective for some people trying to treat their acne scars, though they also have their downsides. A deep chemical peel is an intensive process, and it tends to be associated with certain side effects. While they are not necessarily common, the potential side effects of a chemical peel scare off some people looking improve their acne scarring.
With a chemical peel it is possible to get persistent redness that can last for weeks, or in extreme cases months. It also possible, to experience lightening or darkening of the skin from a chemical peel. Patients who find topical creams to mild and find chemical peels to extreme, may find Bellafill as a happy medium.
Bellafill the Missing In-Between
Bellafill is an exciting alternative to people who have tried more traditional methods, but have longed for a treatment more transformative. Bellafill uses both polymethylmethacrylate and collagen microspheres. This creates a two pronged attack in diminishing scars resulting from acne.
Collagen is a structural protein that fills the space of connective tissues in animals. It is the most plentiful protein in mammals and makes up more than a quarter of the whole-body protein content. The collagen also plays an important role in Bellafill, by supplying both lift and volume. After a while, the collagen is absorbed into the body, but the microspheres persist as the filler. This is why Bellafill has the best results in non-static areas such as the cheeks.
The other component in the two-pronged attack is polymethylmethacrylate. Polymethylmethacrylate is used in Bellafill because it is vital in creating a matrix that promotes your body’s own collagen production.
Bellafill is unique among acne scar treatments, because it is the only injectable collagen treatment with polymethylmethacrylate microspheres approved by FDA. So if you have tried other acne scar treatments and have not experienced the results you were hoping for, Bellafill may be the right choice for you.