Why We Love Bellafill for Acne Scars

Written By: Belinda Stewart

In my professional experience, I have seen so many people who suffer from acne scars created while they were adolescents or even as adults while we become experts at our own extractions.  Both can lead to devastating scarring and hyperpigmentation.  Most acne scar treatments aim to either remove or replace abnormal tissue and stimulate new collagen formation to fill in old scars. There are several different acne scar removal treatments, and acne scars come in 3 main types (rolling, boxcar, icepick and combinations of the three). Rolling scars are like broad, low hills, while boxcar scars have a thick, hard center, often white, that pulls down.  Icepick scars are very narrow and deep. These are all “atrophic” scars meaning there is an overall loss of skin.  Due to the variety of the acne scar types, a combined approach is often needed for optimal results especially for those deeper and older scars.

Bellafill is a real solution and amazing approach for acne scars.  It is also FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic facial acne scars.  This filler offers a great treatment choice that is proven to be safe, effective, and long lasting with minimal to no downtime. It is an excellent option for rolling scars and can be used in combination with other acne scar treatments to provide the best results. In fact,  over 90% of patients in clinical trials were satisfied with results 12 months after treatment.  We have personally seen amazing satisfaction with clients who have opted for this treatment. 

Bellafill® is a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) collagen filler that works in two ways. The filler provides immediate volume below pitted acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin. The PMMA microspheres also create a supports system that allows your body’s own collagen production.  Who doesn’t like immediate results?

Bellafill® can be used alone or in combination with other treatments for acne scarring. Depending on the severity of your scarring, we may suggest laser treatments including MicroLaser Peel Repair and CO2 laser resurfacing as well as a series of chemical peels. We also personally love the SkinMedical Peels for our clients.

Whatever the case, we offer several options for every skin type, for a consultation call us at 918.392.8606.  

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Injectables: The Rundown

Co-written with Belinda Stewart

Raise your hand if you want to know more about injectables.

So, what are they anyway? Injectables are products that are able to be injected into the skin of the face for the purpose of reversing the signs of aging. Products in this family include a few you may have heard of like Botox or Juvederm.

Well, here at Emerge we offer a wide selection of injectables for almost every need or desire. I’ll give you a quick rundown.

Botox and Dysport are going to temporarily paralyze the muscles in the face to prevent you from making certain expressions that cause those deep wrinkles. For example, frown lines. 

Don’t worry though, we’re not going to freeze your entire face, but we can talk more about that later.

Now let’s talk about fillers. First you have Juverdem Ultra/Ultra Plus and Restylane. These dermal fillers are going to add structure and lift to the face where volume is lost.  They can also be used for filling in deeper lines, like the nasolabial folds around your mouth and let’s not forgot those thinning lips!  These are great products for adding volume to the lips.  The sky’s the limit with these bad boys. They can go almost anywhere.

Next you have Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft. They are also fillers but unlike the others they are thicker, more like puddy, better for molding and adding volume. The best place for these amazing fillers are the cheeks and/or deep crevices like the hollows of your temples. Let’s bring those perky apples back where they belong!

Then there’s Juvederm Volbella, made specifically for the lips and the lines around them. The beauty of this product is that you can add subtle volume aiming at a more glossy lip filling in all those pesky lines we gain with age.  This adds support and structure to those aging lips.  You can combine the Volbella and Juvederm Ultra to get the best of both worlds, plump and glossy lips!  Volbella is also a great product to fill in those notorious hollows under your eyes.  What an amazing and versatile product!  Aging be gone!

Speaking of a disappearing act, ladies and gentlemen meet Kybella. She’s our friend that makes all our dreams of getting rid of our double chin once and for all come true and she’s permanent. No lie. So say bye bye (Wait, did anyone else just start singing N’Sync in their heads?) to all those facial workouts and walk around with your chiseled chin up.  (Don’t even pretend you haven’t tried to do this workout.)

And last, but certainly not least, there’s BellaFill. It’s the only filler out there proven to last up to 5 years and it can be used for acne scarring. It’s pretty versatile and can give you some impressive results.

So there you have it. After all that how do you feel? Similar to the way you feel when you recite “how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” Well hang in there, we’ll slow it down for you and look at each one a little closer in the coming weeks. And if you’re thinking “that’s a lot of injectables, how on earth do you keep them straight,” worry no more. We got this.

Next up, we’re going to be giving you a glimpse into a few of our own personal experiences, but in the mean time, if you want to know which injectable is right for you, call us at 918.392.8606 and ask for a complimentary consultation with one of our nurses.

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