Most people imagine dermal fillers as substances that are used to provide a “fuller” look to the lips or to smooth out a few wrinkles, but they are also often used to treat acne scars. Unlike the typical acne problems that usually clear up once a person gets past puberty, acne scars are permanent. Fortunately, they can be treated with the right dermal fillers, something that the experts behind Medical Aesthetics Singapore is more than equipped to do.
Most acne scars are atrophic, meaning that they appear as small indentations in the skin. They are often called “ice pick scars” since it can appear that the skin was gouged with an ice pick. They are usually fairly small, but some cases can be more severe. Fillers can be injected into these scars to raise the surface of the skin and provide a smoother look overall. Some of the fillers used to treat acne scars include Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane. These fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar compound found in the deeper layers of the skin. Fillers can also be made from fat or bovine collagen. The results of these filler injections typically last between six and nine months.
Using dermal fillers is a good way to temporarily treat acne scars, but it isn’t a perfect solution. First of all, the treatment works best when the results would be smoothing out a person’s complexion. This is because the filler raises the top layer of the pitted skin to be even with the surrounding skin. It also may require several treatments to be effective. However, most fillers do work in smoothing over acne scars, and patients are satisfied with the results.
It should be noted that injectable fillers are only one solution to repairing acne scars, although it is a very popular one. Talk to your doctor about the options available to you. Chances are that you won’t have to live with your scars for long.