Atrophic acne scars can present as diverts or depressions on the skin, and most frequently occur on the cheeks. These types of acne scars are secondary to a loss of collagen and respond well to a variety of scar treatments. If the scar is tethered, subscision can help release and improve scarring. Laser treatment with deep fractional/ Fraxel laser can also stimulate collagen production. Collagen can also be replaced with dermal fillers and a process called dermal grafting.

Facts on Dermal Fillers for Acne scars

  • Dermal fillers and dermal grafting is a method to treat atrophic scars
  • Atrophic scars occur due to a loss of collagen
  • Replacing collagen raises the scar, and fills the divert
  • We use a variety of dermal fillers depending on the location and depth of acne scars
  • We never use a permanent filler due to the potential side effects
  • Fillers lasts between 12-24 months
  • We often combine Fractional laser with Fillers to achieve maximal collagen infusion into your scars
  • Dermal Fillers from part of The Synergy Approach to acne scar management - multiple treatment methods for different scar types

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Case 13 - Dermal Fillers transforms atrophic scars

Diagnosis: Atrophic and Rolling scars, as well as enlarged pores. Type 3 - Asian skin type.
Treatment: TCA Cross followed by one laser resurfacing procedure, RadioFrequency treatment then JUVADERM filler to cheeks. Total costing $5900. Medicare claim of $840 applies.

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