Recessed Scar Removal
Acne can sometimes leave conspicuous scars behind. The good news is that people that are self-conscious about their facial appearance due to recessed scars can correct them with certain types of dermal filler injections.
The Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta (PSI), led by plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey, provides dermal filler injectables to improve the appearance of recessed scars for patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Improving Acne Scars with Dermal Fillers
These are a few advantages of using facial fillers:
- Lifting the scars to skin surface for making it even
- Reducing the apparentness of acne scars by breaking up scar tissue
- Boosting collagen production for younger and contoured skin
- Almost immediate results
- Limited downtime after treatment
- Fewer and less aggressive sessions
- Continued improvement post procedure
- Results can last from a few months to a whole year and more
Dermal Fillers for Acne Scars
Acne can often leave behind scars. These are a few types of dermal fillers that can be helpful in treating acne scars:
This is a long-lasting dermal filler gel that is the only FDA approved filler for treating acne scars. The product is made from cow-sourced collagen that adds volume to the skin. It contains small polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) beadsthat provide structural support to the skin. The dermal filler works on all adults with a wide variety of skin types.
- Hyaluronic acid fillers
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm can also be used for treating acne scars. These dermal fillers can improve skin contour by reducing the depression caused by acne scars. However, results are temporary with these fillers unlike Bellafill. You would need fillers every few months.
- Poly-L-lactic acid fillers
Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra) is another type of dermal filler. This is not like other dermal fillers. It won’t plump your skin immediately. Instead, it will stimulate the production of collagen in the skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars gradually.
Effect of Dermal Fillers on Acne Scars
Different types of dermal fillers have different mechanisms.
Bellafill contains collagen sourced from cows that lifts the skin and adds volume. It makes indented scars appear less noticeable. The collagen is eventually reabsorbed in the body, but the PMMA microspheres continue to provide support and structure to the skin. This provides your skin with support and structure allowing for more collagen to form. Bellafill helps the skin stay smoother for longer periods of time. Results generally last for a year when used on acne scars.
- Hyaluronic acid
Dermal fillers immediately raise and smooth depressed scars and plump skin when injected. However, the results are not very long-lasting when compared to other filler options.
- Poly-L-lactic acid
This dermal filler goes by the name of Sculptra is different from other injectables. The results are not noticeable immediately. It works to stimulate the production of collagen which reduces the appearance of acne scars over a period time.
Targeted Treatment Areas
Generally, dermal fillers for acne scars are used on the cheeks, forehead, chin, and around the mouth. They can be used on other areas with noticeable scarring as well. The Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, led by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey, receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for dermal fillers to improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Contact Marietta, Georgia Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta for a Consultation
Serving patients in and around Marietta, Atlanta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Morningside/Lenox Park, Virginia-Highland, Candler Park, Midtown, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Ormewood Park, Georgia and other surrounding areas.