If you suffer from acne scarring, then you know how embarrassing the skin condition can be. These indents in the skin are often a not-so-subtle reminder of your previous battles with acne. The scars can also be difficult to cover with makeup, which can only add to your frustration. Luckily though, there is a solution. While we usually think of fillers as something for aging skin, they can also be used to deal with acne scars. Read on for everything you need to know about acne scarring fillers.
What Are Fillers?
So are acne scarring fillers right for you? Firstly, let’s discuss what fillers are. Dermal fillers are a substance that is injected into a person’s skin. They are designed to add fullness beneath the injection site surface, which is why they are popular for those with wrinkles or sagging. Fillers are becoming more popular these days because they are quick and effective, while offering longer-lasting results than alternatives like botox.
Why Acne Scarring Fillers?
As you probably know, acne scarring is difficult to get rid of. This is because, unlike a scar that lays flat, acne scars are indented into the skin, causing a dimpled appearance. Acne scarring fillers can plump up the skin below your scars, dramatically reducing the pockmarked look.
Other Alternatives For Your Skin
Of course, fillers aren’t right for everyone. Some patients prefer a more natural approach while others are nervous about getting a facial injection. Other treatments, like chemical peels and micro-needling, are a better fit for some patients. (Micro-needling uses many punctures with a smaller needle, as opposed to the larger injections needed for fillers). Some people might also prefer trying topical treatments or a new makeup routine in order to subtly change the look of the skin. At the end of the day, it depends on your comfort level, your budget, and of course, your scars.
Booking a Consultation
A consultation is the best way to determine which treatment is right for your skin. At Care Dermatology, we will assess your scarring and help you create a plan that meets your unique needs. Call us today to get started.