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Dermal Fillers Might Be A Good Treatment For Your Acne Scars

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If you have acne scars on your face, you may be unhappy with the way they make your skin look with or without cosmetics. Your dermatologist has different treatments that can help acne scars, and one of them is the dermal filler. Dermal fillers are known for plumping up wrinkles, and under the right conditions, they can do the same for scars. Here's how this cosmetic treatment works on acne scars. 

Deciding If Dermal Fillers Will Help

Dermal fillers aren't right for all types of scars. Your dermatologist examines your skin first and then decides on the right course of treatment. Shallow scars might be removed with a chemical peel, and peels might be better if you have several scars to deal with.

The size, depth, and shape of the scar can matter too. Your first visit to the dermatologist will probably be for the examination of your scars and to discuss the options for treatment.

Undergoing The Procedure

Getting a filler is an easy procedure, and it can be done in your dermatologist's office. The scar is numbed first so that you feel no pain when the filler is injected. Plus, the solution is injected with a tiny needle, so discomfort is kept to a minimum. The filler plumps up the hollow depression of the scar so that your skin has a smooth surface.

One benefit you may experience after dermal filler injections is increased collagen production in the scar area that rebuilds skin tissue and helps fill in the scar. Your dermatologist can use a variety of fillers to treat an acne scar, but the filler chosen will probably be temporary. It may last many months, but you may need to have the filler injected again once your scar starts to become more noticeable.

Recovering From The Injections

Dermal filler treatments are not surgery, so you don't have a recovery period. However, your doctor may advise you to avoid strenuous activities and exercise for a few days.

If you have a desk job, you can probably go back to work right away. You'll notice results from the injections immediately, but there will also be gradual results in the weeks and months to come. The filler provides an immediate change in your scar appearance, and then the collagen production might provide further changes over time.

Dermal filler treatments have advantages over other forms of scar treatments since they are easy to undergo and they don't need a recovery period. Plus, you can have wrinkles filled at the same time if you want. However, the first step is to talk to a dermatologist to learn about the pros, cons, and risks and to find out if dermal fillers are a good treatment for your type of scars.