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Can radiesse (dermal fillers) improve deep acne scars? I have deep acne scars on my cheeks. I don't really need filler in my cheeks, but i wouldn't mind them being a little plumper. What i'd really like is if it would make my scars less noticeable. .

Can radiesse (dermal fillers) improve deep acne scars? I have deep acne scars on my cheeks. I don't really need filler in my cheeks, but i wouldn't mind them being a little plumper. What i'd really like is if it would make my scars less noticeable. 

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Radiesse (dermal fillers) : Radiesse (dermal fillers) may not be the best filler for your acne scars. Since the material is calcium based, it maybe too hard for your cheeks. I will suggest to use prevelle or juvederm ultra xc, they are hyaluroic acid base injectable, they are much softer than radiesse; they should give you a better result. In addition, not all acne scars are the same and you should differentiate between dermal (skin) and sub dermal (under the skin) components. The treatment options are quite different between the two types of acne scar. If you are not sure please spend the time to consult with a plastic surgeon so you get the appropriate treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Can sculptra treat deep acne scars? I have some pretty deep scars from acne. Dermabrasion hasn't done much for them. I'd like to try fillers, but i don't want to keep having injections every few months. Since sulptra is long-lasting, it seems like a good

Can sculptra treat deep acne scars? I have some pretty deep scars from acne. Dermabrasion hasn't done much for them. I'd like to try fillers, but i don't want to keep having injections every few months. Since sulptra is long-lasting, it seems like a good

Fillers for scars: Fillers for scars are difficult - it can be done, but i don't think sculptra is a good choice. As some other doctors note, laser is the better option. Subcision can be used to loosen the scar floor and allow better laser results. ...Read more

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Can a dermal filler cause harm if injected into an acne scar that is relatively new?

Can a dermal filler cause harm if injected into an acne scar that is relatively new?

No Unless: Should be ok if scar is fully healed. Perhaps nothing is more gratifying for cosmetic patients than having an immediate correction of scars as a result of the injection of a dermal filler. ...Read more

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What gives acne scars?

What gives acne scars?

Inflammation: When acne is inflammatory, there are many chemicals that may destroy the structural elements in the dermis including collagen and elastic fibers. The skin becomes red and atrophic. Picking the pimples may enhance this damage. ...Read more

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How could acne scars be treated?

How could acne scars be treated?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can make them less visible using lasers, microsurgery, a filler, or dermabrasion. Before you decide, remember that several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. Results are so-so; chris pine hides his successfully with his trademark growth of beard stubble. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to treat acne scars ?

How to treat acne scars ?

Scar: Depending how deep, a lot of dermatologists are offering laser treatments to help with acne scarring. Sometimes bleaching creams and peels are used for hyper pigmentation. Unfortunately, most of these therapies are considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance but they can really help. ...Read more

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Is there acne scar surgery?

Is there acne scar surgery?

Yes, for improvement: Scar excision, subcision, fillers/fat grafting, tca cross, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels are options for acne scars. These options have various ranges of improvement. For best results, it is better to get the skin surface relatively smooth before using the skin resurfacing procedures. If acne scars are depressed, skin resurfacing may improve the texture, but not the flatness. ...Read more

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Does epiduo heal acne scars?

I have no experience: Commercial, over the counter, products have varying results- I have no experience with this product. ...Read more

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Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Forget it: This is a cover-up based on a gimmicky onion formula. I'm really sorry that your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. If you want something that works, you'll need to get with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can use a laser, filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more