Fillers for Acne Scars
Fillers for acne scars can quickly diminish the appearance of acne scars and the procedure requires no downtime to recover.
Filler substances are best used for shallow, saucer-shaped acne scars.
Essentially, fillers work by "plumping up" the depressed scar area thereby bringing skin to an even level. A needle is used to inject filler material into the scar.
There is a wide range of materials used and the quality of filler substances on the market is constantly improving.
Dermal fillers that may be used include hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane or Perlane, collagen fillers such as Cosmoderm, or even fat tissue.
Examples of Fillers for Acne Scars:
- Bovine Collagen
- Fat transplantation
What to Expect:
It's important to be aware that the results acheived by using dermal fillers are only temporary. Dermal filler substances break down within our body over time, so the results tend to last between 3 and 6 months.
You will need repeated injections to maintain the results.
The cost of dermal filler procedures for acne scars is generally around $500-$1500 and patients are usually asked to limit facial motion for 24 hours.
Potential Side Effects:
- Pigment changes
- Hypertrophic scarring or keloids
- Migration of product
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