Many people resort to treatments like chemical peels or intensive surgical methods to treat acne scars. This is because acne scars are regarded among the more difficult of skin conditions to treat. The scars formed by acne appear like small depressions that cannot be cured by over-the-counter acne aids, including topical ointments and skincare medications. However, a rather easy and very effective way to treat acne scars is using dermal fillers.
Basics of Dermal Filler Treatment
Dermal fillers are among the most preferred of cosmetic treatments in the anti-aging niche. This is because they are an undemanding, non-invasive treatment and aren’t as complex as surgical treatments. Further, dermal filler treatment is much safer than conventional treatments like laser resurfacing or chemical peels.
Dermal filler treatment offers many options to prospective patients via a wide array of dermal fillers. Each dermal filler is suited for a certain skin type and offers customization in the form of varying costs and durability of treatment results. Every dermal filler treatment uses the same approach. Here, a filler material is injected under the anesthesia-numbed skin. The filler material helps to improve the aesthetics of the face in a superficial and internal manner. The results are almost immediate.
Dermal fillers are mainly recommended as a means to eradicate signs of aging on the facial skin. However, they are also useful for treating the presence of acne scars. Dermal fillers treat acne scars through a blend of two, basic actions explained below:
Voluminization of Skin
The fundamental action of dermal fillers is to plump-out the overlying skin. Once the dermal filler is injected into the skin, it enters the sub-dermal layer of the skin and pushes out the upper layer.
To treat acne scars, the fillers are injected in and around the scarred site. This is because acne scars usually mature into pit-like formations that are obvious due the hollow outline of the scar. However, once the filler is injected, the entire scar site is plumped. Due to this, a camouflaging effect is yielded, wherein the raised, filled-out facial tissue easily hides the presence of the acne scars.
In some people, acne scars are found in typical, hard-to-treat areas like areas near the nose. In such cases, the use of dermal fillers is ideal. Here, the dermal filler is injected around the nasolabial folds, and the raised nature of the nasal tissues helps to disguise the presence of acne scars.
Rejuvenation of Skin
Note that the unsightly nature of an acne scar is largely formed due to the incapability of the underlying tissue to heal the acne-affected skin. Dermal fillers offer an appreciable solution for this.
Many dermal fillers use an active form of collagen as the filler material. While the collagen helps to immediately plump-out the treated skin, it has another, internal effect. It stimulates the collagen synthesis in the skin. This can be understood as re-initiating the rejuvenation process within the skin. Once the skin is rejuvenated, it is able to heal itself to a greater degree.
While this may not mean that the acne scar is completely eradicated, it does reduce the physicality of the acne scar. The rejuvenated skin develops a more nourished, well-hydrated appearance that further camouflages the scar. Acne scars that have developed dark margins or a bit of pigmentation are effectively treated through this treatment. The rejuvenated skin is able to tide over minimal levels of hypopigmentation and repair the thickened borders of the scar.