Long after breakouts have cleared up, acne scars may still be visible on the skin. Acne scars can cause one to feel self-conscious, especially since these skin indentations can be difficult to conceal with makeup. Individuals looking for a solution that will effectively reduce the appearance of marks left behind from acne may consider fillers for acne scars. Injectables such as Juvederm, Botox, Restylane and Dysport can help to smooth the skin’s texture and fill in depressions left behind by acne, thereby reducing or eliminating the appearance of scars.
If you would like to explore treatments for acne scars, the skin specialists at ENTFPSS are here to help you find the most suitable option for your needs and desired outcomes. Dr. Joshua Goldberg and our state-licensed esthetician, Lauren Talarico, are specially trained to administer injectables. Give us a call at 215-659-8805 to learn more about how our team can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Fillers for Acne Scars: Choosing the Right Option for You
Dermal fillers are best known for their use in fine line and wrinkle reduction around the mouth, on the forehead and on other parts of the face. However, these injectables can also be used to treat several common types of acne scars, including:
- Ice Pick Scars – Pitted scars which are narrow and long
- Rolling Scars – Scars characterized by an uneven, wavy appearance
- Boxcar Scars – Depressions which are more deeply set into the skin than rolling scars
Electing to have dermal fillers for acne scars has both short- and long-term benefits. The procedure is minimally invasive, produces results almost instantly and only takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete. The results typically last for several months to a year, and many patients note continued improvement beyond initial results from treatment. Dermal fillers may help to stimulate collagen production and break up scar tissue, thus improving the appearance of the skin over time.
The best type of fillers for acne scars for you will largely depend on the type of scarring you have. For instance, Juvederm is proven to work well for treating boxcar, ice pick and rolling acne scars. Our skin specialists will also take into account the location and severity of scarring when suggesting the best course of treatment. If dermal fillers are not the most ideal option to treat your acne scars, our staff may recommend another procedure, such as laser skin resurfacing.
Schedule an Appointment to Discuss Your Acne Scar Treatment Options
Dr. Goldberg works alongside other highly qualified skin experts to offer patients a wide range of advanced cosmetic treatments, including facial fillers for acne scarring. If you are interested in learning more and finding out whether you are a good candidate for injections for acne scars, reach out to Ear Nose Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Specialists today.
Aside from dermal fillers, we also offer facial plastic surgery, immunotherapy for allergies, treatment for sleep disorders and other ENT services. We are now offering in-person and virtual telehealth appointments, with same-day appointments typically available. If you’re eager to feel more confident about your skin, call us at 215-659-8805.