Fillers To Treat Acne Scars: 10 Things You Should Know

While dermal fillers are commonly used in the treatment of the various signs of aging, patients of a wide range can also use this procedure to reduce the visibility of acne scars. Acne scars can be quite embarrassing for people especially when they are more on the severe side, and most people have just put up with them since their teenage years and don’t think there is much they can do about them. However, dermal fillers can be a great tool to correct acne scarring. Here are ten things to consider regarding dermal fillers and acne scarring.

1.) 95% of people with acne problems develop some degree of scarring. Most of these scars would require treatment to hide, most people end up trying various products and creams from off the shelf to prescription products and typically find only some degree of improvement at best.

2.) Acne scars can lead to long-term insecurity issues and even increase emotional problems such as depression, anxiety (especially social anxiety), self-consciousness which can lead to people becoming more socially withdrawn and getting stuck in a cycle of hiding away. When it comes to treating acne scars, it’s not really an enhancement or nice adjustment it can make a massive difference to a persons life and confidence.

3.) Commonly dermal fillers these days are hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a substance already produced and found throughout the human body and promotes collagen production. Repeated treatment of problem areas can often result in a lasting increase in collagen production and over time less product is often required to get the same outcomes.

4.) Injectable fillers work best for bellow skin level shallow scarring this type of treatment can fill in the area underneath and push the divot up to the average skin level. Another approach could be to fill across the area and by giving the general area move volume tighten the skin and in turn reduce the appearance of the scarring.

5.) There’s a wide range of dermal fillers these days. Your practitioner if well experienced will have suggestions that will be better suited to treating this kind of issue. Take advantage of their experience and knowledge, if you chose a quality clinic to have your procedure performed they likely have done a large number of these treatments targeting this condition before. Ask them how often they do it if they say they haven’t or rarely you might be in the wrong place to get the best outcomes.

6.) Dermal fillers will last between 6 to 18 months depending on the specific product and how quickly the patients metabolize the HA, some non-HA-based fillers can last 2-5 years. While your Cosmetic Doctor will be able to give you a reasonable estimate in regards to lasting time expect a slight variance due to your individual body’s speed of absorption. Some people will just retain filler injections a little longer than others.

7.) Fat transplant is another potential option to treat acne scarring that generally will last longer than dermal filler injections but is a little more involved. Some fat is typically removed from the patient with a light liposuction procedure and is then processed into a suitable injectable formulation to re- inject under the scarred skin tissue.

8.) While temporary dermal fillers may not completely remove the visibility of acne scarring the results are often quite impressive and satisfying to patients. For those who want a noticeable improvement and maintain realistic expectations they can be a good option. The amount of improvement will vary depending on the amount and severity of the scarring and the experience of the Cosmetic Doctor performing the procedure. Ask your doctor to see previous before and afters of similar treatments to have some idea of not just their quality of work but to give you an idea on what to realistically expect to help decide if its the right decision for you.

9.) The look of dermal filler treatments can settle and improve a little after the procedure, and you may find as things settle in the results improve a little more. If you decide you like the outcome and choose to maintain them by getting them topped up before they are entirely absorbed many people find the visibility of their scarring is further reduced.

10.) Downtime for dermal filler treatments is very minimal and side effects such as bruising or swelling typically also just as minor. Most people can go straight back to their normal routine after the procedure as any swelling is significantly reduced usually after only a couple of hours. Ask your Cosmetic Doctor for recommendations on aftercare of the treatment area. They may suggest icepacks, avoiding excessive heat, direct sunlight, when to begin applying makeup again and so forth. But there is usually very little that needs to be done other than keep the area safe and clean while the injection sites heal up. Skin Club in Melbourne are experts when it comes to the use of dermal fillers with extensive experience in their various uses and applications with results to back up their well-respected reputation. If you are interested in treating acne scarring in Melbourne consider booking a consultation by calling us on (03) 9999 7368.

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