The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Bellafill for Acne Scars
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Bellafill (Suneva), a dermal filler approved earlier for correction of nasolabial folds, has now also been approved by the FDA for correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in adults ≥21 years old. It is the only dermal filler approved in the US for correction of facial acne scars.

MECHANISM OF ACTION — Bellafill contains 80% bovine collagen solution (including 0.3% lidocaine) and 20% non-resorbable polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen adds volume below pitted acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin, while the PMMA microspheres, according to the manufacturer, create a matrix that supports endogenous collagen production and provides long-term structural support.

A CLINICAL STUDY — Approval of Bellafill for atrophic facial acne scars was based on a double-blind trial in 147 patients with ... more      

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