Typically, dermal fillers are used to restore volume and resolve facial wrinkles and fines lines that come with aging. However, these popular injectables are also highly effective at smoothing uneven skin texture resulting from acne scarring.
Our board-certified physicians and surgeons use products like such Juvéderm®®, Radiesse®®, Restylane®®, and Sculptra® for diminishing unwanted acne scars. At Burt and Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we will assess your needs during a consultation process and recommend the appropriate filler determined by the type and severity of your acne scarring issue.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers for Acne Scarring
Dermal fillers offer exceptional benefits when we compare them to other treatments available. We can use them as a standalone treatment or combine them with other acne scar procedures like laser treatments and microdermabrasion. The results are beautiful, providing a smoother skin texture as well as the following benefits:
- Immediate improvement
- Little to no downtime
- Reduced shadowing from deep scars
The treatment is quick, convenient, and relatively painless. First, our certified injector will use a tiny, fine needle to position the filler in the treatment area properly. The injection may or may not be preceded by a topical anesthetic cream as some fillers have lidocaine added to the product. We inject the gel-like solution under the skin at the pit of the scarring. The results will have a natural, yet subtle smoothing effect.
Recovery and Results
Following the treatment session, you may notice an immediate improvement with diminished scarring and smoother skin. This result will last several months with little to no downtime. Many of our patients choose this treatment because they can have the session during their lunch break and return to their normal routine right after.
A restored volume to the scarring area will deliver an even skin texture for a softer, healthier complexion. Follow up sessions can ensure continued improvement for longer-lasting skin rejuvenation.
A custom approach is necessary with each patient as scarring issues vary between individuals. We may suggest other treatments to be done concurrently with dermal fillers to give you the best results possible.
Other Treatments for Acne Scarring
We are happy to offer laser treatments and chemical peels to help resolve acne scarring. These treatments encourage collagen production which helps plump up the skin and heal issues due to acne, sun damage, or aging. Some patients may benefit from dermabrasion or even scar revision procedures for deeper, pitted scars.
Laser treatments offer multiple procedures for customized treatment. Chemical peels provide exfoliation into the dermis at different levels to reveal a fresh, youthful skin layer. When we combine these treatments with dermal fillers, results are more prominent and satisfying.
Why Burt and Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology?
Few clinics across America can boast of three board-certified professionals available to help you with your cosmetic needs. Furthermore, most do not have the advantage of offering plastic surgery and dermatology to their patients for medical and cosmetic treatments.
Burt and Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology is one such clinic offering these advanced services at state-of-the-art facilities in Plainfield, Morris, and Burr Ridge. If you need help with any aesthetic or skin care need, please contact us today.