Acne Specialist

DuPont Institute

Mary C. DuPont, MD, FPMRS, FACS

Aesthetic Specialist & Surgeon located in Chevy Chase, MD

If acne scars are standing between you and smooth, beautiful skin, contact the DuPont Aesthetics for innovative treatments that can make those scars a thing of the past. Newer non-ablative skin resurfacing treatments help remove severe acne scars without the need to take 7-10 days off for recovery, as with other laser treatments. Serving residents of Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, and the DC Metropolitan area in Maryland, Dr. Mary DuPont offers eMatrix® Sublative Rejuvenation. This procedure delivers radio-frequency to your skin to reduce the appearance of acne scars without the downtime required with ablative fractional laser resurfacing. Call to make an appointment at the DuPont Aestheticsor use the online booking tool to take advantage of this skin smoothing therapy.

Acne & Surgical Scars

Say Goodbye to Acne & Surgical Scars with eMatrix

Smooth, beautiful skin is something we all aspire to have. Culprits like acne, aging, hormones, genes, diet and sun exposure make it increasingly difficult to keep skin smooth and youthful. Many are turning to laser treatments to help achieve their skin improvement. Until now, one of the main treatment choices for severe acne or surgical scars was ablative fractional laser skin resurfacing. Everyone cannot take 7-10 days off to recover from ablative fractional skin resurfacing treatment. Non-ablative skin resurfacing treatments can give great results without the down time. e Matrix Sublative Rejuvenation delivers radio frequency energy to the dermis. Patients can opt for mild treatments with a day or two downtime or more aggressive treatments with 4 to 5 days of social downtime for faster results. Skin redness, some swelling and skin flaking/crusting, and some itching are common post-treatment.

man and woman couple holdingSyneron's "eMatrix" radio-frequency device, offers a non-ablative way to rejuvenate skin, and minimize scarring while simultaneously tightening the skin. Good for all skin types and colors. Radio-frequency energy is not absorbed by pigment-producing cells so there is little risk of post-treatment discoloration. This major advantage makes it the “go-to machine” for people who can’t afford a lot of downtime. Consider the e Matrix for your acne scars, enlarged pores, poor skin texture, fine lines, sun damage and wrinkles. Rejuvenate your appearance and reclaim your glow!


Bellafill is the only dermal filler on the market that is FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years.

How Scarring Occurs

Atrophic (pitted) scarring starts with aggressive acne inflammation.  The inflammation can lead to irregular healing and loss of collagen, which is a key structural component of the skin.  This can result in pitted or sunken scars and an uneven skin tone.


how bellafill works             

Bellafill Works in Two Ways

Bellafill is comprised of 80% collagen and 20% polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres, a biocompatible material used in medical implants for 65 years.  The collagen in Bellafill provides immediate volume underneath pitted acne scars to lift them to the level of surrounding skin.  Over time, the collagen is absorbed by the body; however, the PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a matrix that supports production of your body’s own collagen for lasting correction.


Three Types of Acne Scars

Acne scars are categorized into three types: ice pick, rolling and distensible scars.  To determine if a scar is appropriate for correction with Bellafill, pull the surrounding skin taut.  If the skin appears normal when stretched, then it is a distensible scar, and may be optimal for treating with Bellafill.

Treatment Expectations
    • In clinical trials 90% of patients reported satisfaction at 12 months.  
    • Immediate Results
    • Little to no downtime. You can return to normal activities right away
   three types of acne scars
bellafill is proven effective      

Am I a good candidate?

In a clinical study, Bellafill was shown to work with all skin types, and in men and women. If you have a bleeding disorder, a history of severe allergies, have known bovine allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring, you should discuss your particular situation with Dr. DuPont.