Fillers for acne scar treatment in Charlotte
Fillers are a safe and well tolerated way to fill the depression and volume loss caused by acne scarring. Acne patients in Charlotte present with many variations of acne scarring. There are generally five types of acne scars and it is advisable that you visit a dermatologist to determine the type and the best solution for you skin type. Dermal fillers can be a great solution to treat and eliminate certain types of acne scars.
The benefits of dermal fillers
Treatment for acne scar filling varies; and is dependent on the patient’s facial anatomy, the type of scarring, and patient goals in terms of desired results. There are also many types of dermal fillers, so that is something that you will want to discuss with your dermatologist. Dermal fillers are popular because patients can see results immediately, with continued improvement over a few months’ time. This improvement occurs as a result of the filler breaking up some scarred bands, and the stimulation of collagen production in the skin.
What to expect
Once you and your dermatologist have determined how and which scars will be filled, you can schedule your procedure. To begin, your skin will be cleaned with alcohol, and ice will be applied to the area briefly before treatment. Your dermatologist will inject the filler with a very fine needle, and then apply pressure with gauze. Treated areas may be red and swollen for the first 2-7 days. You will receive post-procedure instructions that will include avoiding a facial or massage for 1-2 weeks after your procedure. You will not be able to participate in strenuous workouts or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. If bruising occurs, your dermatologist can offer suggestions to help bruising resolve faster. You can cover the bruising with make-up. Although dermal fillers offer great results and improves the appearance of acne scars; their effect is temporary. You can expect results to last from a few months to a year.
Another method for resolving acne scars
Fractional non-ablative laser offers excellent results with little to no downtime. The laser is applied by a hand piece that delivers light to initiate a natural healing process that forms new healthy tissue. Fractional laser downtime is shorter than other lasers, typically resolving in a few days.
Fillers for skin treatments in Charlotte, NC
If you seek to avoid problems with your skin, hair, or nails, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today for a skin evaluation and analysis of stubborn fat to see if you are a candidate for the use of fillers for acne scar treatment.