Skin fillers for acne scars literally plump up, or fill out, the skin where the scar has caused it to sink. They fill in the sunken skin instantly and the pits start to match the skin’s surface. Skin fillers are also used when the sunken scar has been forced upwards, through nearby skin being overstretched.
Skin fillers for acne and other type of scars are injected directly into the affected area without using any anesthesia. The filler then stays at the injected spot and binds water to lift the particular skin area. Dermal fillers for acne scars may improve some acne scars by as much as 50 percent. You can usually see an improvement within 30 minutes or less.
Dermal fillers for acne scars are composed of collagen, the person’s own fat, and polymer implants, which are injected directly into the scar. The more newly developed skin fillers include adato sil-ol 5000, artecoll, bio-alcamid, bioplastique, kopolymer 4e, achyal, and cymetra, among many others. Although skin fillers are likely to work only as a short-term method, usually lasting six to twelve months, they can be repeated.
In some cases, cosmetic surgeons may use hyaluronic acid to treat acne scars. Hyaluronic acid, a substance which occurs naturally in our skin, helps to glue the skin cells together, and is considered an alternative skin filler for acne scars.
Dermal fillers for acne scars are mostly safe to use. However, in some cases they may also lead to allergic reactions. To minimize complications, seek skin filler treatment only from qualified professionals.