What Is Bellafill? 

Bellafill is the first and only filler FDA approved to treat facial acne scars. Dr. Gordon Kaplan specializes in Bellafill injection treatments for facial acne scars
in NYC and NJ. The whole procedure of Bellafill takes approximately 15 minutes to perform and is typically done in the Dr. Kaplan’s office. The deeper an acne scar is, the more difficult for devices like lasers and microneedling pens to have an effect. That’s where Bellafill comes in. It is a collagen-stimulating filler that literally fills the pitted scar. Once a scar is treated with Bellafill, your results can last many years. Treatment will improve when you also address redness and surface scar tissue. Approximately 50 million people in this country suffer from acne scarring, but until now, we have not had a good treatment that works for all skin types and skin colors.

Schedule your no-obligation Bellafill consultation for acne scars treatment in NJ and NYC. Please contact The Kaplan Center today by calling (201) 948-5475 to speak to one of our friendly Patient Advisors today. 

Bellafill for Acne Scars

Bellafill is currently the only dermal filler on the market that is FDA approved for treatment of acne scars! It is a strong entry into the field of acne scar treatments, and can be used in combination with other acne scar treatments, such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels, for a more comprehensive result.

Bellafill can be used on acne scars that are atrophic and distensible. This means that it works best on shallow scars that can disappear if manually stretched. For other types of acne scars, such as icepick or boxcar scars, other types of acne scar treatments may work better. It’s best to talk to a board-certified dermatologist with experience treating acne scars to get a custom plan for your particular case. Acne scars can be difficult to treat, but with the right treatment, they can be significantly reduced.

How It Works

Dr. Gordon Kaplan injects Bellafill under the scars to stimulate your own collagen to fill the scar. The unique injectable gel, comprised of tiny microspheres integrates and promotes new tissue. These spheres are smaller than a human hair, barely visible to the eye, but they are powerful collagen builders. You see improvement right away, but the skin just keeps getting smoother as your own body fills the scars.

Bellafill works in two ways for acne scars:

  1. Collagen provides immediate volume below scars, lines, or folds to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin; and
  2. Collagen inducing microspheres trigger your body’s own collagen production that create long-lasting improvement.

Types of Scars Treated

Bellafill is approved for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years. Dr, Kaplan’s New Jersey and NYC patients saw immediate results volume below pitted acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin.


Icepick (narrow)

Deep and narrow pitting of the skin.

Rolling (wide)

Soft shoulders and rounded saucer-like shape. Bellafill is only for correction of distensible, rolling acne scars.

Boxcar (narrow to wide)

Sharp vertical edges with a wide base.

Before and After Photos of Bellafill for Facial Acne Scars Treatment



Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Bellafill last?

On average, Bellafill lasts between 1 and 5 years. NJ and NYC patients who have a series of 2 or 3 injections find their results last longer.

Have we injected very many patients?

Yes, Dr. Kaplan has extensive experience treating his NJ and NYC patients with Bellafill and collagen injections as well as all other types of injections and combination treatments.

How will I know if Bellafill is a good option for me?

You need to come in for a consultation. We will discuss all options for improvement and the cost for each option.

Interested in learning more? For Bellafill acne scars treatment in NJ and NYC, please contact The Kaplan Center to set up your no-obligation consultation today. You may also call (201) 948-5475 to speak to one of our friendly Patient Advisors today.


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