An injectible filler called Bellafill has just been cleared by the FDA for treating acne scars. ©carlo dapino/shutterstock.com

An injectible filler called Bellafill has just been cleared by the FDA for treating acne scars. ©carlo dapino/shutterstock.com

(Relaxnews) – Thought to be the first filler to gain approval for acne scar treatment, Bellafill has gained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to parent company Suneva Medical who made the announcement on Tuesday.

Clinical trials proved it to be safe and effective for correcting moderate to severe facial acne scars on the cheek in patients of a minimum age of 21.

Bellafill works by pumping volume into the skin, lifting and smoothing out the scars until they reach the same level as the surrounding skin.

Treatment occurs in-office and requires minimal to no downtime, according to the company.

For more information: http://www.bellafill.com/patient/wrinkle

Fillers used for treating acne scars include Restylane and Juvederm, however, they are FDA-approved to combat wrinkles.

For more information on acne scars and to find out what kind of treatment is right for you: http://www.acne.org/acne-scar-treatment.html