Untreated or inadequately treated acne can lead to scarring with long term psychological consequences. Various options are available to improve the appearance of acne scars.The choice of the procedure depends upon:
1)The age of the scar. Younger the scar,better the result.
2)Age of the patient.Generally young individuals have better treatment outcomes.
3)Type of scar,Icepick,rolled,boxed etc.
Options include Dermal fillers,Subcision,Fractionallasers,Radio frequency Microneedling and total laser resurfacing.
Dermal fillers are biocompatible substances that can be used to treat acne scars that are distensible and improve when the skin is stretched.
Though they are usually used for plumping lips and eliminating wrinkles, fillers help smoothing acne scars as well. They can be effective in lifting depressed rolling scars.The fillers, being made from biocompatible substance, remain intact below the skin and smoothen its contouring.
There are various filler brands available today which use different naturally occurring and chemically produced substances such as Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Poly-L-lactic Acid, Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA), etc. that can be directly injected beneath the skin.
How Does Dr. Ebrahim Perform the Dermal Filler Treatment?
To perform a filler treatment, Dr. Ebrahim will first access your scars and understand your aesthetic goals and aspirations. Depending on the severity, type, and extent of your scars, she’ll suggest the best filler options for your condition.
She’ll thoroughly clean the area with disinfectants and precisely mark the spots where the filler will be injected.
Considering the scar’s depth and width, she’ll calculate the right amount of filler to inject via clinical injections and do so with great care and precaution.
The process will be repeated until all depressed scars are filled up, and an even skin contour is achieved.
It is an outpatient treatment, so you’ll be on your way once the results are assessed, and you’re made aware of the necessary precautions you’ll have to take from then on.
What Can You Expect After Your Fillers Treatment?
You’ll be able to see the results immediately after the injections are done. Since no anesthesia or incision is involved, you can continue with your day without hesitation.
However, you’ll have to avoid any strenuous activities for the next 24 hours to allow the filler to settle.
The results will remain intact for more than six months, after which maintenance treatment can help extend the results even further.