Can You Use Skin Fillers for Scars?

Exploring the Potential of Dermal Fillers: Treating Scars with Confidence

We know how well dermal fillers can be used to add volume to and contour different parts of the face, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, increase the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin in the skin, and improve the overall appearance of the skin, but did you know that there are also dermal fillers for scars? 

Enhancing Skin Aesthetics: The Role of Dermal Fillers in Scar Treatment

While not all scars are treatable with filler, those caused by acne or injury can benefit from dermal filler injections. Dermal fillers are made of different materials, such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxylapatite. The type of filler used will depend on the type of scar being treated. For example, hyaluronic acid fillers are often used for shallow scars, while thicker fillers like calcium hydroxylapatite may be used for deeper scars.

During the procedure, the aesthetician will inject the filler into the scar tissue using a small needle, which will help to plump up the area and make it less noticeable. The results are usually immediate and can last for several months to a year, depending on the type of filler used. Aside from the benefit of making your scar less noticeable, you will always come away from the treatment with smoother skin and a more youthful look overall.

Some names you may recognize as injection treatments for scars include Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra.

Dermal Fillers for Scars: Effective Solutions for Acne and Injury Scarring

It is important to note that while dermal fillers can be effective in reducing the appearance of scars, they are not a permanent solution and in some cases, you may need multiple sessions depending on the severity of the scar and area of skin being treated before seeing your desired results. Although not permanent, many people see results lasting anywhere between 6 months to two years, depending on the type of filler used.

Additionally, there are some risks associated with scars and skin fillers treatment, such as bruising, redness, swelling, and infection. However, in general, there is a very low risk for complications when receiving dermal filler injections. As always, though,  it is important to discuss these risks with your aesthetician before undergoing the procedure. 

Understanding the Benefits and Considerations of Scar Treatment with Dermal Fillers

The dermal fillers used today are much less painful, more cost-effective, and have longer-lasting, more natural-looking results than previous types of injections. Filler injections may be exactly what you need in order to successfully reduce the visible appearance of your acne scars or scars from previous injuries, and feel more confident in your skin.

Your Destination for Scar Treatment with Skin Fillers

If you are looking for skin fillers for scars, Fox Vein & Laser Experts is here to help. Book a consultation with our team and we can determine the best treatment plan for you and your skin goals. Call our office at 954-627-1045 or use our convenient online scheduler to make your appointment.