At the beginning of this year, Suneva Medical, an aesthetics company, announced Artefill, a dermal filler, has been shown to be a safe treatment for acne scars. The data comes from a 12-month randomized, double-blind, multi-center investigational study of the efficacy and safety of the product. The study therapy was shown to be safe and well-tolerated in participants, and Suneva Medical aims to receive FDA approval for Artefill for the treatment of atrophic facial scars, expanding its approval from the correction of nasolabial folds. “The effective treatment of acne scars represents a huge unmet clinical need,” says Pearl Grimes, M.D., a principal investigator and director of The Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California. “The results I was able to achieve in my study patients were remarkable, and I look forward to the day when I can offer this option to my acne scar patients as an FDA-approved product."
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