Fillers for Acne Scarring

Fillers for Acne Scarring

The only thing more annoying than dealing with a zit is the not so enjoyable farewell gift it leaves behind when it goes away: an acne scar.

There are five common types of acne scars: ice pick acne scars, boxcar acne scars, rolling acne scars, hypertonic acne scars, and keloid acne scars. Ice pick scars look like the skin has been punctured with a very sharp object. They are narrow, deep and very common. Boxcar acne scars are similar to the chicken pox scars and have well defined edges making them appear like a box. Rolling scars are look like a small wave in the skin. Hypertophic scars are scars that raised on the skin within the boundary of the original wound. Keloids, on the other hand, grow beyond the boundaries of the original skin injury, are rubbery, firm and sometimes itchy.

Dermal fillers are a great way to treat acne scars, especially rolling scars and mild boxcar scars. They improve volume loss caused by acne scarring and give the skin a smooth appearance. The dose require depends on the patient’s anatomy and the severity of the scar. There are different types of fillers such as Belotoro, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra. They are minimally invasive and compared to lasers they are relatively inexpensive.

The best thing about dermal fillers is that it gives you immediate results and corrects over time. The modification and improvement take place as a result of the collagen stimulation your skin produces when fibroblasts are stretched with dermal fillers

Derma Fillers show great results and improves the appearance of acne scars by lifting the depressed scars. Their results are temporary and its fading will depend on the type of filler your specialist recommends. Restylane can last about 6-9months, and Radiesse 1-2 years. Juverderm lasts about 4-6 months. Fat can be another option to fill in scars and can last many years like 10 years give or take a few years when done right. Consult your dermatologist or plastic surgeon on which filler will give you the best desired results.

 

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