New, FDA-Approved Acne Scar Treatment with Bellafill® Now Available at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego, CA.

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Gilbert Lee, M.D., FACS, triple board-certified plastic surgeon, now offers the treatment of moderate to severe facial acne scars with Bellafill®.

Bellafill® (Suneva Medical) is an FDA approved dermal filler made of sterile polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres in a bovine collagen gel carrier. It was initially FDA approved for treatment of nasolabial folds in 2006 and has now received approval for the treatment of acne scars on the cheek.

Acne affects approximately 40 million people in the U.S. with an estimated incidence of scarring in the range of 1-12%. Scarring is categorized as 3 types: icepick, boxcar, or rolling scars. A double blind, randomized controlled trial of Bellafill® was proven effective on rolling scars.

Dr. Gilbert Lee, triple board certified plastic surgeon, frequently uses Bellafill® (formerly Artefill) in non-surgical volume restoration for facial rejuvenation. This past weekend Dr. Lee attended the Suneva Medical Bellafill® Acne Scar Training held in Las Vegas, NV where physicians experts from around the country were instructed in technique and selection of the types of acne scars appropriate for Bellafill® treatment.

“The ability to offer my patients a real permanent solution to deep acne scarring is exciting. I see patients devastated by their facial acne scars. Because Bellafill® is long-lasting, I predict not only long term satisfaction in treatment, but in improved self-esteem as well.”

Treatment with Bellafill® may result in swelling and redness at the injection sites which dissipates in less than a week. Dr. Lee also offers dermabrasion for diffuse acne scarring of all varieties. Although patient satisfaction with dermabrasion is high, the recovery time is longer. Bellafill® provides a viable and effective alternative to aggressive treatment, appeals to a wide patient base and delivers results previously not seen with injection therapies.

Dr. Lee founded Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in 1994 in San Diego, California. As a triple board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee has been recognized 8 years in a row as a physician of Exceptional Excellence, winning the Top Doc in Plastic Surgery designation by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society. Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa offers a full range of surgical procedures as well as non-surgical lasers and injectable treatments. For more information, visit

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Jill Darrah
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