Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars and increase natural volume in the skin.
If you are concerned about the appearance of acne scars on your face, you might consider dermal fillers. While dermal fillers are often used to adjust volume to the skin and address some of the visible signs of ageing, the treatment can also be used to raise depressed areas of skin around acne scars. Read on to find out more about what the process involves and how the treatment could help improve the overall aesthetic of your skin…
What are acne scars?
Acne is a common concern for many people. The issue often occurs when the pores or hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells, causing bacteria to grow. When bacteria grow, it can lead to inflammation of the skin, as well as the development of painful bumps.
Unfortunately, even acne that clears up over time can leave behind scars on the skin. These scars vary in appearance — they can be skin-coloured, pink, or dark. They may appear flat, shallow, or deep, depending on the type of acne you have.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers are based on a component naturally found in the body and works to attract moisture and improve the overall hydration of the skin. Dermal fillers can be injected into either the surface or deeper tissue of the skin and are often used to adjust volume and add plumpness to the skin.
The filler itself is administered with a tiny needle into the target area. The skin is disinfected before treatment begins, and an icepack may be applied after the procedure in order to minimise swelling.
How do dermal fillers help with acne scars?
Although dermal fillers are most often used to add volume to the skin for cosmetic purposes, they can also be used to minimise the appearance of scars caused by acne. Dermal fillers help by improving the skin’s contour and reducing the depressions often left in the skin by acne scars.
Some patients find it beneficial to combine dermal fillers with other cosmetic treatments designed to enhance the condition of the skin. PRF injections, for example, make use of the patient’s own blood to heal and rejuvenate the skin. In promoting the production of naturally occurring proteins, the treatment adjusts volume and achieves natural-looking results.
What can you expect after treatment?
Like any cosmetic procedure, there are a few possible side effects associated with dermal fillers. You might notice some swelling and redness at the site of treatment, as well as some bruising. The good news is that all of these side effects are temporary and will resolve with time.
Dermal fillers require minimal downtime, and you will be able to resume most of your usual activities immediately after treatment. It’s advisable that you avoid particularly strenuous exercise for a few days and try to avoid rubbing or scratching the site of treatment.
Dermal fillers require minimal downtime, and you can resume most of your usual activities immediately after treatment. It’s advisable that you avoid particularly strenuous exercise for a few days and try to avoid rubbing or scratching the site of treatment.
How can we help?
The team at Cranford House Plastic Surgery offers a range of non-surgical treatments, including dermal fillers. If you are concerned about the appearance of your skin because of acne scars, we encourage you to come in for a consultation so that Dr Lam can assess your suitability for treatment.
As well to dermal fillers, Dr Lam and his team also offer anti-wrinkle treatments, chemical skin peels, PRP injections, Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, and CoolSculpting. To find out more about the range of non-surgical treatments that are available, please have a look here.
To arrange a consultation, please get in touch here or give us a call at 08 7070 0596.