Since we just celebrated Mother’s Day , many of us have be reflecting on your days of being pregnant or those very special days back when your little one was a newborn. For me, there’s no doubt that motherhood is one of the most rewarding, challenging and loving experiences of my life. So, today I thought I’d share with you a rather unique part of my pregnancy and motherhood journey and it has to do with acne—yes, acne!
My struggle with acne didn’t begin as a hormonal teenager or even a stressed out student. It actually wasn’t until I entered the beautiful world of motherhood that my skin took a turn for the worse. I suffered from horrible breakouts while I was pregnant and breastfeeding—and I mean horrible. But because I wasn’t willing to risk the health of my children, I avoided acne treatments of any kind—whether they oral or topical. After I was done having my kids, I was left with what I thought was permanent acne scarring and an even worse self-esteem.
I truly believed there was no hope for my skin and that I would have to live with these scars for the rest of my life. That is until I discovered Bellafill®, the only FDA approved dermal filler on the market for the correction of facial acne scars on the cheek. My journey started when I began working with Dr. Ross Campbell at Georgia Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Dermatology. Dr. Campbell approached me one day and introduced me to Bellafill for acne scars, and I could not be more thankful. The results from my in-office Bellafill® treatments have been immediate, lasting and have given me back the confidence I thought I’d lost.
As I mentioned, going through the early stages of motherhood with severe facial scarring was a huge blow to my self-esteem. Instead of being able to focus on enjoying moments with my family, I was too busy worried that everyone was staring at my skin (and they usually were).
I didn’t want to be seen in public with my kids, let alone get dressed up and go on a nice date with my husband. It’s safe to say that I let my acne scarring take over my life. No over the counter treatment or antibiotic seemed to help, so when I heard about Bellafill® I was absolutely willing to try it out. Whether it was the first time my husband noticed my smooth skin, people coming up to me at the grocery store commenting on my complexion or just the feeling of complete confidence I get when I look in the mirror, there are so many reasons I am thankful for Bellafill. Not to mention the treatment has minimal to no downtime, so I can get back to chasing my young children around all the time!
To learn more about Bellafill and find a qualified doctor near you, check out www.bellafill.com.
I hope you had a happy Mother’s Day!