• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG
 Acne scars occurs when acne is healing and the collagen formation is disrupted. Scars due to acne can be permanent if left untreated. The best thing to prevent formation of acne scars is to reduce the occurrence of breakouts.

botulinum-toxin-basingstoke-expertiseBut, to lessen the appearance of existing acne scars, there are several procedures that you can talk with your dermatologist. A very popular and commonly-used treatment among many acne sufferers is dermal filler for acne scars.

Dermal fillers can be an excellent way to get rid of acne scars, especially rolling scars and less defined boxcar scars. Dermal fillers are very safe and offer amazing results of filling skin depression associated with scars. This method is also effective for volume loss due to acne scarring.

Why You Should Consider Dermal Fillers

The dosage needed for acne scar filling differs. Factors such as the type of scarring, patient’s facial anatomy and the patient’s expectations must be considered. Dermal fillers provide great immediate results and it continues to enhance your looks after several months. Such improvement happens due to the technique of injection of the dermal filler, splitting some deep scars and stimulate collagen production because of the stretching of fibroblasts.

How Does Dermal Filler for Acne Scar Works

Fibroblasts or the skin cells form the protein called collagen, which helps make your skin looking youthful and plump. Moreover, collagen also restores and repairs damaged skins. Acne scars, wrinkles and certain skin conditions destroy collagen.

Dermal fillers are substances that are injected on the scars in order to smoothen them. Acne scars such as rolling, boxcar and ice pick can be effectively treatment with fillers because they help soften the scar tissue and blend with your normal skin.

Dermal fillers are often used to restore facial volume and reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The process used for acne scars is non-invasive. Fillers usually last longer than for wrinkles or lip enhancements. The benefit may last for several months to a year or more. Sometimes, the filler encourage collagen formation in the area, providing permanent result.

There is no healing time and the results are immediate, unlike laser treatments.

What to Expect

We will apply a topical numbing cream on your skin to lessen discomfort. Ice may also be used to reduce pain and lower the risk of bruising.

The first thing to do is to discuss which scars will be filled. Usually, patients have specific scars that particularly disturbs them more than other scars. Discussing the procedure allows us to get more information on what specific scars bothers you the most.

After discussing which scars will be filled, the skin will be prepped with alcohol, ice will be applied to the area. Using a very fine needle, the doctor will inject the filler and then place pressure using gauze.

Treated areas may be swollen, red and bruised for the first one week. Never get facial cleaning or massage for 2 weeks after the dermal filler procedure.

Also, avoid alcohol and strenuous workouts for 24 hours if possible. They say that drinking pineapple juice or taking bromelain supplement may help resolve bruising faster.

 

 

Dr. Naureen Akhtar
Dr. Naureen Akhtar is a GP Practitioner providing Wrinkle reduction treatment in the Basingstoke, Hampshire area.