Testing set for ArteFill’s use in treating acne scars

January 3, 2008

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Testing is set to begin on ArteFill (polymethylmethacrylate, Artes Medical) for the treatment of acne scars and other depressed atrophic scars, reports MedicalNewsToday.com. St. Petersburg-based dermatologist James Spencer, M.D., will head the study.

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Testing is set to begin on ArteFill (polymethylmethacrylate, Artes Medical) for the treatment of acne scars and other depressed atrophic scars, reports MedicalNewsToday.com. St. Petersburg-based dermatologist James Spencer, M.D., will head the study.

ArteFill already is approved to treat nasolabial folds. Dr. Spencer, who also serves as professor of clinical dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, says he expects to enroll 15 patients by the end of March for testing of the filler’s use in treating acne and other atrophic scars.

Dr. Spencer says that 30 days after their ArteFill treatment, patients will be assessed and photographs clinically graded to determine degree of scar correction. Patients will be followed for a year post-treatment. After the study is completed, its findings will be submitted and are expected to be published in a peer-reviewed dermatology journal.

The study will be funded under a research grant from Artes.