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Acne is a common skin condition that affects adolescents and adults, in particular adult females. Dr. Morrissette can customize a treatment approach specific to your acne.

What Causes Acne?

There are many factors that can contribute to the formation of acne. The underlying issue is abnormal regulation of cells inside the tiny hair follicles on the face, which can cause inflammation. This inflammation can present itself in a number of different ways.

Acne can also be present in both teenage, as well as adult years, and both are often treated with different products and therapeutic treatments.

Acne Treatments

Acne treatments in Santa Barbara range from over the counter solutions and chemical peels to oral and topical prescription medications. Prescription Acne Medications Include:

  • Topical Antibiotics
  • Topical Retinoid
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Oral Hormonal Medications

Dr. Morrissette will either put you on a therapeutic treatment from the ZO Skin Health skincare line or prescribe you appropriate medication for your specific type of acne. We understand that your acne affects more than your skin, it affects how you feel as a person. Come in today so we can get you back in your healthy clear skin and restore your confidence.


Blemishes and breakouts can leave the surface of your face texture uneven or scarred. If you have scars that makeup can’t hide, it may be time to consider treatment with the injectable filler Bellafill. Excessive acne scarring can have a heavy impact upon your self-confidence. While some fillers produce temporary improvements, these require regular maintenance treatments. Bellafill offers the benefit of being a more permanent solution for acne scars, with results that last a few years, rather than a just a few weeks or months. Dr. Michael Morrissette is a facial cosmetic surgeon in Ventura, and can help you achieve a smoother facial texture with Bellafill treatments.

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How is Bellafill different?

Bellafill is one of the latest generation of acne treatments, and is quickly gaining in popularity. The treatment is an easy solution to acne scarring that requires fewer treatments to achieve a smoother, greatly improved skin texture and appearance. During trials, an overwhelming majority of patients reported that their results were still evident after five years, a remarkable improvement over other fillers that typically last six to nine weeks.

The FDA-approved formula is made up of two components: a bovine collagen that adds initial volume to smooth out scars, and PMMA (tiny acrylic beads) that promote growth of natural collagen. The growth of collagen helps to produce the long-lasting results and high consumer satisfaction rates of our Santa Barbara Bellafill treatments.

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Is Bellafill Right for Me?

If you struggle with scars from acne breakouts and want to restore a smoother, more attractive skin texture on your facial skin, you may be a good candidate for Bellafill. There are many medications to treat acne and control blemishes, but you may have visible scars from breakouts on your cheeks, forehead, jawline, or other area of your face that are visible after the acne has cleared up.

You may feel that people are distracted by your acne scarring, drawing attention away from your most attractive facial features. You may avoid certain hairstyles that expose your scars, or struggle to hide scarring with makeup, which can aggravate the skin further. Bellafill is a semi-permanent solution that uses the body’s natural processes to smooth out imperfections.

Bellafill is approved for treating mild scars, and deeper scars may benefit from other more comprehensive acne scar treatments. For scars that are shallow and disappear when stretched or manipulated with the fingers, the natural collagen growth stimulated by Bellafill functions to fill them in and promote a smoother, more even skin texture.

Bellafill Procedure

Bellafill is an injectable filler that can be correctly and carefully administered by Dr. Morrissette to treat your acne scars. The formula is injected directly beneath existing scars, and the collagen gets to work, immediately filling in and smoothing the scarred area. The procedure is relatively fast to perform, and with immediate results.

Over the next few weeks, as the collagen is absorbed into your body, the PMMA stimulates the growth of your body’s own collagen to improve texture, suppleness, and appearance. You may need two treatments to achieve the best results, but Dr. Morrissette will work closely with you to determine the level of treatment you will need, based on the extent of your acne scarring.

Aftercare & Recovery

Once the procedure is completed, you will see results immediately. The collagen in the treatment immediately fills in the depressed areas of the skin for a smoothing effect that is visible at once. The procedure itself is relatively painless, so you will likely be able to resume your usual activities the same day. The results are semi-permanent and create long term results by stimulating the body’s natural collagen-producing processes. Bellafill results look natural and provide a solution to your acne scars that usually lasts many years, unlike other dermal fillers. The vast majority of patients who receive Bellafill injections are extremely satisfied with the results, and appreciate the easy and relatively pain-free procedure, and the long-lasting results. Dr. Morrissette will help you restore smoother, more supple skin, improving the imperfections left behind by acne breakouts.

Ventura Bellafill Treatments

Dr. Michael Morrissette is a facial cosmetic surgeon whose years of experience and knowledge make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the area. He is detail-oriented, compassionate, and is focused upon improving the lives of his patients who suffer from facial scarring. Dr. Morrissette is committed to achieving excellent outcomes, and continues to stay ahead of the curve in the latest technology and treatments. His practice is in Ventura, and convenient to all Los Angeles communities.

Dr. Morrissette is a humanitarian who has dedicated his life to helping others. He is a 20-year member of the Ventura County Cleft Lip and Palate organization, and has traveled across the USA and the world to deliver presentations on various facial cosmetic surgery topics, and is a true authority in the field of facial cosmetic surgery. If you suffer from acne scars, schedule a consultation with our office to find out more about Bellafill treatments.

Your first step...

Your first step is to come to our office and meet with us about what you hope to achieve. Dr. Morrissette is involved in creating a natural looking result, and never recommends surgery when it isn't warranted, or won't benefit the patient. We proudly serve all of Ventura County, including Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai and Santa Barbara. Call today to schedule a free consultation with us.

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