If you suffer from facial scars caused by acne, you may have heard about the newest product called Bellafill® This new product is an exciting breakthrough in acne treatment, but you may also have questions about its effectiveness. Dr. Travis Shaw, MD is the exclusive provider in this area of the Bellafill® procedure, we can help answer some of your most common questions about the treatment, what it is and how it can help you.

What is Bellafill®? How Does It Work?

Bellafill® is a dermal filler that can treat rolling and boxcar acne scars. The collagen gel formula replaces volume in the skin to raise depressed scars and smooth out the skin’s appearance. Simultaneously, PMMA microspheres in the Bellafill® formula work with your body to support natural collagen production in the skin, further supporting the skin’s smoothness.

Can Bellafill® Help Me With My Facial Scars?

There are three types of acne scars: narrow, rolling and boxcar. Bellafill® is meant to treat rolling acne scars on the cheeks. Rolling acne scars are wide scars that give the cheeks a pitted appearance. If you are over 21 and suffer from rolling or boxcar acne scars on you cheeks, you may be eligible for treatment with Bellafill®.

Bellafill® has a high safety profile in clinical trials, and is rated effective by most patients who undergo the procedure. Before treatment, Dr. Shaw will make sure that Bellafill® is safe for you and will make sure that you do not have pre-existing conditions that could hamper the effectiveness of the filler. Dr. Shaw is a licensed provider who can perform the procedure quickly and effectively.

How Soon Does Bellafill® Work? How Long Does It Last?

Bellafill® starts working right away. Treatment is performed in an outpatient, in-office procedure that takes under an hour. Immediately after a Bellafill® treatment, you might experience temporary, mild side effects like redness, itching or bumps. However, the longest typical duration of these side effects is seven days. After any side effects subside, patients report seeing immediate results. Patients surveyed six months after Bellafill® treatment report an 84% satisfaction rate with the improvement in their appearance. Ninety percent of patients surveyed report high levels of satisfaction twelve months after the procedure.

Bellafill® is a long-lasting solution to acne scarring. For dramatic before and after photos, visit the gallery on the Bellafill® website.

What Else Can I Expect from Bellafill®?

When Bellafill® is performed by a licensed physician like Dr. Shaw, you can expect a dramatic improvement in your skin. Most patients report restored confidence and happiness and notice a more youthful appearance after their Bellafill® treatment.

I Have Facial Scars That Aren’t From Acne — What Can I Do?

While Bellafill® is specifically designed to treat acne scars, it is far from the only available scar treatment option. Dr. Shaw has a long history of successfully treating facial scars. He was inspired to make scar treatment his specialty after a trip to Africa during which he met several people who suffered from facial deformities. Now, he is a noted expert in facial scar treatment in Richmond, Virginia, and offers multiple treatment options.

If you have facial scars from facial trauma or congenital deformities, let Dr. Travis Shaw, MD help you to transform you face and your life.