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Dermal Fillers for Acne Scars Treatment

Posted by | Mar 06, 2020 |

Board-certified Dermatologist Dr. Rohit Batra, DermaWorld Delhi explains how Dermal Fillers can be used to favorably treat acne scars.


What are Dermal Fillers?

Has your acne resolved but scars remain?

This probably makes you feel like the acne never really has gone when the proof of timeline of pain and anxiousness remain inscribed on your face.

Not to worry, we have news wonderful to make you jump with both feet in. Yes, we have got a rescue for your acne scars in form of— dermal fillers.


Dermal Fillers for Acne Scars

Dermal Fillers exhibits highly favorable results in refining the appearance of acne scars by lifting up the indented, depressed scars. Their effect is however not permanent to last lifelong.

The outcomes can last from between a few months to a year receiving fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Perlane, and Belotero, etc.

However, with a combination of laser resurfacing such as the CO2 fractional non-ablative and quite fruitful chemical peels and microneedling, have the potential to literally make you swamp in the seat and not just letting the amazing results pass you by.

This combination treatment will effectively treat and confiscate certain types of acne scars. It can help drastically decrease the visibility of acne scars in addition to enhancement in overall healthy, happy skin texture and tone.


Are there any Complementary Treatments?

Facial fillers can also be often combined with laser, sometimes with 1064nm Limelight IPL to correct the skin tissue, soften the scar and deteriorate itchiness.

Depending on the patient, execution of autologous growth factors through biological skin therapies such as PRP to encourage neocollagenesis can be considered.


Long-Term & Short-Term Benefits of Dermal Fillers for Acne Scars

The benefits of facial fillers include:

  • Lifting up the scars up to the surface of the skin making it even
  • Break up the scar tissue to reduce the apparentness of the scars over time
  • Boost collagen production for contoured, younger skin
  • Almost immediate results and limited after-the-treatment downtime
  • Needs fewer, less aggressive procedure
  • Continued improvement over the next few months post procedure.
  • Results last from several months to year long


Utility of Dermal Fillers for Acne Scars

There’s no secret that once the acne scars are invisible to the naked eye, confidence is also likely to boost.

Dermal fillers for acne scar removal renders short-term and long-term benediction to skin patients, and though if the standalone treatment isn’t suitable for your type of acne scars, there are other treatment options in combination available for acne scars at DermaWorld, Delhi aesthetics practices.


Preparing for the Dermal Filler procedure–Prevents you to put off by

Before the filler treatment, an aesthetic doctor will review your personal medical history as well as family history. This is the time for the dermatologist and patient to discuss expectations, potential side effects and outcomes of the procedure.

And you must set your expectations realistic and the real results surfaced will be overwhelming only.

Patients should inform their provider if they recently have taken any:

  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Prescription medicines
  • Herbal supplements
  • blood thinning supplements or medication


Before Making any Decision regarding Dermal Fillers for Acne Scar

Dr.Rohit Batra of DermaWorld, Delhi recommends booking in first for a consultation and scheduling the procedure for a later date must be a common practice, particularly if you aren’t familiar with injectables.

This gives you sufficient understanding and time to scrutinize all your options and select your best for an informed decision instead of a spontaneous one.


Dermal Fillers Process: needles no more would make you feel squeamish

During the procedure, the suggested filler will be injected below the scars. In the session, based on the size and indentation of scars, around 0.5 ml of filler will be injected into the applicable scarring, and in a matter of minutes it will be all over with virtually no pain.

You might feel a little prick as the needle is introduced into your skin, and then a pressure as the filler is propelled beneath the scars.

Non-permanent hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are commonly used to treat depressed scars, deep wrinkles and fine lines and pitted skin and are usually for those wanting a long-term fix.


Shedding the Saga of Unnatural Outcomes by Permanent Fillers

Dermatologist at DermaWorld disapproves of the frequently circulating conception of permanent filler to result in an unnatural look.

The notion is that (which is not correct at all) as we age, the location of our skin tissue and bones changes, too, and thus permanent fillers that (gradually wear off after around 6-18 months) would fall short to accommodate these changes which leads to unnatural look.

Asserting hyaluronic acid-based fillers as a viable option for treating a number of scars, these are particularly useful if scarring is secluded rather than widespread.

Injecting an acid-based filler beneath an atrophic scar puffs up and lifts the affected region resulting in a more even structure, finish, reversing the damage caused by inflammatory acne.

“Moreover, development of natural collagen is often prompted as a healing response after the injection, which can further enhance the appearance of the skin and renewal of skin cells.”

It even pays to take the figure and formation of the scar into consideration, too: “Broad, rolling scars oval in shape, depressing the skin in a sort of wave respond best, whereas ‘ice pick’ scars which are more triangular, narrow scars that forms pits within skin deep and boxcar scars, reminiscent of chicken pox scars, more square-looking can be trickier to treat.”


Do Dermal Fillers Work on All Types Of Scars?

“Ideally people with depressed acne or traumatic scars can see the most desirable results. As per certain clinical studies, patients with eyelid retraction following a defiant eyelid surgery have shown significant improvement with internal scarring as it aids the skin and thrust up the retracted lower eyelid – this is known as hyaluronic acid gel stent.”


What Type of Filler is Best?

There are a few types of fillers that offer the best results for specific acne type:

Hyaluronic Acid Gel Fillers

These facial fillers are relatively less inflammatory. For best results and most natural appearance, skilled dermatologists employ a hybrid approach while injecting (HA) fillers. Injecting (Allergan Voluma. Juvederm, and Volift) fillers with high and medium consistency within the scar – at different layers.”

Made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that organically forms occurs in your body—fillers such as Belotero, Radiesse, and Restylane are the best choice facial fillers for scars caused by acne, depression, injury or lines while improving the texture of your skin.

The time period that any filler lasts depends on site of injection as well as the gravity/severity of the scar being treated. Radiesse lasts for around 15 months to 24months while Restylane remains in effect for 6 to 9 months. Belotero should minimize the of appearance acne scars for about 9 to 12 months.

Collagen Based Dermal Filler

Bellafill is the first FDA-approved facial filler formulated for repairing moderate to severely indented, pitted scars caused by acne and injury.

“The gel is made up of two components: {80% collagen}, Profuse protein in the human body, commonly occurs in the skin, muscles, bones and tendons— provides instant correction in the scars by raising them up and replacing vanished volume and {20% polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)} having great degree of compatibility with human tissue helps body to produce more protein, further allowing the skin to fill the scars from the inside out and heal itself.


How long Dermal Filler Results Last?

A likely pitfall of treating scars with filler rather than resurfacing treatments is that the filler will organically be soaked by the body after several some months and the apparentness of the scar will resume to how it was before the treatment.

Principally patients would need maintenance sessions every six months or so, everything depending from your skincare routine to your diet.

All soft-tissue fillers are temporary, creating corrections to last anywhere from 6months to 24months, depending on the type of filler and procedure. Most people may need touch-up treatments to obtain the expected results.


Complications with Dermal Filers

Earlier, the most frequently used facial fillers were based on collagen and sometimes needed pre-test for any allergic reaction before beginning with the treatment, though allergy is highly rare for these fillers. A newer category of soft-tissue fillers is hyaluronic gel acid fillers and their newer version is based on a sugar occurring naturally in human skin. You can expect after the procedure one or more of the given reactions at the injection

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Reddening

But that all should go away on own. However, avoid heavy acid-based facial massages and exfoliation until your doctor feels it’s appropriate.


What Makes Fillers Different? Game-changing acne scar treatment

Soft-tissue fillers though not new but are particularly remarkable since it contains different ingredients that function in isolated ways for facial corrections and scars.


Who Can Use It?

  • Recipient needs to be over 21
  • Unlike lasers, fillers are suitable for all skin types and tones—however, not on any type of scar.
  • Treatment is most fruitful on new scars as well that have been there the longest. Postpone injection in case of any active cuts or cysts

Soft-tissue fillers work better with some types of scars than they do to others. Hence for your ideal pick, visit dermatologist Rohit Batra @ DermaWorld, Delhi, India.