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How to Treat Scars with Dermal Fillers

While laser resurfacing has proven itself to be the most effective and longest lasted method of treating acne scars, there is not always time to wait for your collagen to regenerate and the 3-5 days of downtime to pass.  Laser resurfacing uses laser energy to poke microscopic holes in the skin, there is some collagen remodeling that happens quickly (within a week or so) and some improvement comes later (sometimes your skin continues to improve as far as six months out!)  If your wedding/big interview/date/photo shoot is next week, you need an immediate solution.  This is where dermal fillers can be quite effective in the treatment of acne scars. Dr. Schweiger explains that, "Dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are often used to fill in the areas of pitted acne scars on the face.  The Restylane or Juvederm is injected directed into the pitted acne scars, in order to raise up the pitted base of the scar."  Dermal fillers can add volume to pitted scars in the same way that they add volume to the smile lines on your face.  Restylane and Juvederm are made of an ingredient called hyaluronic acid, which holds onto a significant amount of moisture.  After the hyaluronic acid is injected into the acne scar, it absorbs moisture surrounding in and actually plumps up the pitted scar.  There is no downtime (other than a small risk of minor, temporary bruising) and the results can be appreciated immediately. Click here to learn more about treating acne scars with dermal fillers.
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