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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

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Dr. Nasrin Mani
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. David Mobley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sculptra

Sculptra may help acne scars, but indirectly! acne scars are best treated from above and below the scar. I use co2 laser, and excision of ice pick scars to improve the surface.
Sculptra, fat injections and lifting procedures like a cheeklift or minilift will add volume and stretch the skin. This makes the scars less noticeable. You cannot specifically target a small acne scar or depression left after dermabrasion with sculptra. But over time the added volume to the cheek area should generally help the contour. Bottom line: sculptra will help, but only when combined with other modalities (such as co2 laser or skin tightening).

In brief: Sculptra

Sculptra may help acne scars, but indirectly! acne scars are best treated from above and below the scar. I use co2 laser, and excision of ice pick scars to improve the surface.
Sculptra, fat injections and lifting procedures like a cheeklift or minilift will add volume and stretch the skin. This makes the scars less noticeable. You cannot specifically target a small acne scar or depression left after dermabrasion with sculptra. But over time the added volume to the cheek area should generally help the contour. Bottom line: sculptra will help, but only when combined with other modalities (such as co2 laser or skin tightening).
Dr. David Mobley
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Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not ideal

Sculpta should be used to treat a general region and not pin-point areas.
That being said, if you have a sunken facial appearance, this may accentuate your scarring which may be improved by a volumizer such as sculptra. If the goal is individual scar injection to plump the depressed scar, you need to go with a different option.

In brief: Not ideal

Sculpta should be used to treat a general region and not pin-point areas.
That being said, if you have a sunken facial appearance, this may accentuate your scarring which may be improved by a volumizer such as sculptra. If the goal is individual scar injection to plump the depressed scar, you need to go with a different option.
Dr. Burke Chegar
Dr. Burke Chegar
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Sculptra

Sculptra is a good option for facial volume restoration.
It is stimulatory and therefore the effects can last longer than many fillers than are resorbed over time. The effects are not immediate and typically postive changes will be noted at 6-8 weeks. Acne scars are difficult as you are aware, but the most effective treatments are using multiple modalities, including resurfacing (as with dermabrasion, peels or laser) and "plumping" or stretching the skin as with adding volume and/or pulling on the skin as with a facelift-type procedure.

In brief: Sculptra

Sculptra is a good option for facial volume restoration.
It is stimulatory and therefore the effects can last longer than many fillers than are resorbed over time. The effects are not immediate and typically postive changes will be noted at 6-8 weeks. Acne scars are difficult as you are aware, but the most effective treatments are using multiple modalities, including resurfacing (as with dermabrasion, peels or laser) and "plumping" or stretching the skin as with adding volume and/or pulling on the skin as with a facelift-type procedure.
Dr. David Levens
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