An aesthetician’s guide to fillers for acne scars

By Florence Goulbourne

Acne scarring can be an emotional and distressing topic for those who are affected by it. It can also be notoriously difficult to get rid of, which can leave clients feeling desperate for a miracle treatment. Whilst there are several procedures to choose from that can alleviate scarring, they require numerous sessions to see any results. Dermal fillers, however, are now being used for quick, long lasting results and in turn, changing the lives of clients suffering with acne scarring.

Dermal fillers are often thought of for their plumping prowess, with celebrities like Kylie Jenner and the Kardashians showing off their facial enhancements. However, dermal fillers can provide an instant improvement to the skin’s appearance and texture by adding volume and structure to depressed and hypertrophic scarring.

What kind of acne scars can be treated with dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are stated to work best on patients with depressed acne or traumatic scars and are being used to treat a variation of different types of scarring.  The five types of acne scars that can be treated by dermal fillers are:
  • Rolling Acne Scars: scars that depress the skin in a sort of wave.
  • Hypertrophic Acne Scars: raised scars above the skin’s surface.
  • Ice Pick Acne Scars: narrow scars that create pits within your skin.
  • Boxcar Acne Scars: reminiscent of chicken pox scars and form a skin indent.
  • Keloid Acne Scars: like hypertrophic scars, but they extend past the boundary of the original acne blemish.

Which dermal fillers work best on acne scars?

Hyaluronic acid fillers with a medium to high viscosity are often used to treat the affected areas due to their ability to fill and rebuild. As with all filler treatments, clients will need a top up after around 6-9 months product dependent. The popularity of dermal filler treatment of acne scars is due to its minimal downtime and relatively long-lasting results. In addition to these benefits, dermal fillers also help to break up the scar tissue and stimulate collagen production. This helps to diminish the overall appearance of the scars over time, requiring fewer top-up treatments.

Dermal fillers can change the lives of clients who are suffering from insecurities and emotional stress that acne scarring may bring. You can register with us to shop our range of market-leading dermal fillers online now. To read more about the latest industry trends and insights from leading aesthetic professionals, head over to the Fox Pharma blog.

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