Acne scarring can really shake one’s confidence – it’s hard to feel successful when you’re not happy with how you look. Know that you’re not alone and there is help for you!
First, let’s discuss the different types of acne scarring:
“Ice Pick Scarring” – as the name suggests, ice pick scars are very deep holes in the skin that look like the skin has been punctured with… an ice pick. When the body produces too little collagen in response to an injury, depressed scars such as ice picks can form.
“Boxcar Scars” – these are also depressed, but they tend to be broader and boxier than ice pick scars. Everyone heals differently, and depressed scars like boxcars form when too little collagen is produced during wound healing.
And…finally, “Rolling Scars” – Rolling scars have smooth edges and look like tiny hills and valleys. These are also considered depressed scars. Often more than one of these types of acne scars will be present.
So…what kind of treatment is available – how can you get rid of these acne scars? There are a variety of fillers and lasers on the market; however, Bellafill® is the first and only injectable filler that’s FDA approved to treat acne scars. Bellafill® fades these scars by adding volume to them, bringing them to the level of the surrounding skin and keeping them there through 1 year. Want smooth, stress-free skin for a year? Bellafill® can make it happen!