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Acne Scar Treatment: Dermal Fillers

Dermal Ffllers for acne scar treatment utilize synthetic soft tissue fillers to raise depressed acne scars smoothing skin texture and appearance.

Acne Scar Treatment: Dermal Fillers

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

1 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Injected

Surgical

No

Cost

$570 - $900

The Specifics


What is a dermal filler for acne scar treatment?

There are numerous treatment options for acne scarring. Dermal fillers, while commonly used for facial wrinkles, crow's feet, fine lines, the nasolabial folds, smile lines, and lip volume enhancements, can also be effectively used to correct depressed acne scars.

Rolling scars (wave like depressions), boxcar scars (deep, circular indentations), and other pitted scars can be significantly improved through a strategic injectable filler. The type of filler used will vary by provider and individual candidate needs. Common dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm®, Belotero®, or Restylane®) and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers like Radiesse®.

What cosmetic concerns does a dermal filler for acne scar treatment treat?

  1. Acne Scars: Direct injections of dermal fillers for augmentation of volume and skin plumpness, in conjunction with stimulation of collagen production, will fill in and smooth pitted, depressed acne scarring.

Who is the ideal candidate for a dermal filler for acne scar treatment?

The ideal candidate for a dermal filler for acne scar procedure is over 18 with depressed acne scars. Dermal fillers are not recommended for those with an active acne breakout, or more severe acne scarring that would benefit from an alternative procedure.

What is the average recovery associated with a dermal filler for acne scar treatment?

The recovery time following a dermal filler for acne scar treatment procedure will vary by the type of filler used. Generally, patients can expect redness and swelling after the injection. Redness will resolve within a day or two, and swelling may persist for a week or so. Most patients resume activities after the procedure although avoiding strenuous activity for 24 hours is recommended.

What are the potential side effects of a dermal filler for acne scar treatment?

Possible side effects from a dermal filler for acne scar treatment include bruising, redness, prolonged swelling, nodule formation, infection at the injection site, and allergic reaction.

What can someone expect from the results of a dermal filler for acne scar treatment?

The results of a dermal filler for acne scar treatment will be dependent on the type of dermal filler used, however, candidates can expect temporary improvements to the appearance of depressed acne scars. The results of dermal filler treatments will improve over weeks as the body produces new collagen.

What is the average cost of a dermal filler for acne scar treatment?

A dermal filler for acne scar treatment can cost anywhere from $570 to $900. The actual cost of dermal fillers for acne scars is dependent upon location, board certified provider, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.

Pros

quick resultsfast healing

Cons

Temporary

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


The appearance of depressed acne scars can be diminished with the use of dermal fillers to raise the indented skin. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after treatment with dermal fillers for acne scars.

The Takeaway


An acne scar treatment with dermal fillers can provide temporary, effective enhancements to depressed acne scars for facial rejuvenation and a natural looking, more youthful appearance. Commonly used dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid fillers and calcium hydroxylapatite injectables.

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