The Role of Dermal Fillers in Minimizing Acne Scars

The Role of Dermal Fillers in Minimizing Acne Scars

Dermal Fillers | Orthoderma Clinic

Dealing with acne is challenging, but the scars they leave behind can be equally distressing. Fortunately, advanced solutions like dermal fillers offer a promising approach to reducing acne scars and enhancing overall skin appearance. Let’s explore the role of dermal fillers in this comprehensive guide.

Understanding Fillers for Acne Scars:

Dermal fillers, also known as soft-tissue fillers, consist of gel-like substances injected into affected areas to correct acne scars and lift atrophic or depressed scars. Crafted from biocompatible natural and artificial substances, these fillers are safe for the skin. 

Beyond improving skin texture and promoting collagen production, they effectively plump and lift the skin, reversing damage caused by inflammatory acne.

How Dermal Fillers Work for Acne Scars:

Upon injection, dermal fillers plump the scarred area, leveling it with the surrounding skin. The skin’s healing response is triggered during the needle perforation, boosting collagen production post-injection and enhancing skin texture and scarring.

Treatment Procedure at Orthoderma Clinic:

1. Thorough Consultation: 

Before the session, our dermatologist conducts a detailed consultation to examine your skin and determine the right type and quantity of fillers.

2. Marking and Anesthesia: 

The dermatologist marks the areas for injection, administering local anesthesia to ensure comfort during the procedure.

3. Precise Injection: 

Using a thin needle, a small amount of filler is injected precisely into the affected or depressed scar beneath the skin.

4. Repeat Procedure: 

The process is repeated on different areas of the face as needed, taking approximately 15-30 minutes.

5. Post-Procedure Care:

After cleansing the skin, an ice pack may be applied to reduce swelling.

Alternatives and Cost:

While fillers are effective, we also suggest considering Micro-needling Radio-frequency (MNRF) and Laser Skin Resurfacing as non-invasive alternatives for treating acne scars. These procedures, using US FDA-approved equipment, promote collagen production and enhance skin texture with no downtime.

The Cost of Fillers:

The cost varies based on individual factors such as filler type, target area size, scar severity and dermatologist expertise.

Risks and Side Effects:

Like any procedure, dermal fillers may have mild side effects. These typically resolve within a few days, but rare occurrences include delayed healing, infection, swelling, bruising, redness, allergic reactions, bleeding, vascular damage, asymmetrical appearance, lumping, and displacement.

While dermal fillers are an excellent option for pitted and scarred skin, for those seeking long-term results, we also recommend advanced dermatological procedures like Micro-needling Radio-frequency (MNRF) and Laser Skin Resurfacing. These options provide enduring results by promoting collagen production and enhancing overall skin texture. Choose wisely to achieve smoother, scar-free skin at Orthoderma Clinic.

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