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Injectable Fillers for Acne Scars

Although injectable fillers are typically used to restore lost volume from aging and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this popular treatment method can also be highly effective at correcting uneven skin texture caused by acne scars. When injected beneath the indented scar appearance, our fillers can temporarily smooth the pitted skin, significantly diminishing any sign of scarring.

At Sanova Dermatology, our doctors use filler materials such as collagen, RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and Sculptra® for the reduction of acne scars. The most appropriate injectable for your needs will be determined in your consultation based on the type of acne scars you have.

Benefits of Injectable Fillers for Acne Scars

Injectable fillers offer unique benefits compared to other acne scar reduction techniques, which is why they are often used in conjunction with one or more other solutions for the best possible outcome. In addition to providing a smoother skin texture, patients who receive dermal filler injections under their acne scars can expect the following:

  • Reduced shadowing from deep scars
  • Immediate improvement
  • Little to no downtime
  • Results lasting for several months

Injectable Filler Treatment Process

Injecting dermal fillers into acne scars is a relatively quick process, though the total time will vary based on the amount of scarring for which you are receiving treatment. During the injectable session, your dermatologist will use a very fine needle to administer small amounts of the gel-based material into the pit of your acne scars. This will be performed in a strategic way to ensure you receive subtle improvement in your scars for a natural smoothing effect.

Recovery and Results

After the target areas have been treated, you may notice immediate improvement in your skin’s appearance, which should last for several months. Little to no downtime is typically needed after receiving dermal filler injections, which is why many patients opt to receive their treatment during their lunch break.

With volume being restored to the depressed scarred areas, you can enjoy a more even skin texture for a softer, healthier appearance. To maintain the volumizing effects of your injectable filler treatment, follow-up sessions can be scheduled for long-lasting improvement.

Injectable fillers can be used alone or in conjunction with one of our many other acne scar treatments, such as subcision or laser skin resurfacing. More personalized details about your acne scar treatment will be discussed with you during your consultation. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment to learn how fillers can help diminish your acne scars, please contact our dermatology team today.