A New Fix For Acne Scars

Pitted and depressed acne scars are tough to treat. Deep resurfacing often isn't deep enough to get results. But with the FDA-approval of Perlane comes a new option in treating acne scars.

The very large particles in Perlane are injected deeper into the dermis than other fillers, making this a good choice to raise isolated, depressed acne scars. With pits, what looks tethered down into the skin can first be released with subcision (a minor procedure that uses a needle or very fine scalpel to release the fibers tethering the skin) and then filled at the same time with Perlane. Results of this hyaluronic-acid fix last longer than other non-particle fillers-reportedly nine to twelve months.


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  • Anon

    Everyone I know who has done laser procedures for acne scars sees swelling for up to a year that makes their scarring look better. Once that swelling dissipates, the acne scars show again. Swelling creates illusion. Think before you subject yourself to all the risk. You'd be better off doing deep fillers. Less risk and can be reversed. Laser damage is permanent and deep and some of the so called "best" are causing tremendous damage to their patients which may speak to operator error or lasers released to the market without rigorous testing and safety mechanisms in place. FDA approval doesn't mean much when you do the research to really find out what that entails and when the doctors who profit from lasers are the ones who write the research seeking FDA approval showing how "safe" the lasers are. Conflict of interest? There is much less risk in fillers which can stretch the skin and disguise the acne scars. It has to be redone, but at least you won't face streaked and linear scarring from 2nd and 3rd degree burns caused by the laser.

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  • LInda

    I'm very depressed about my acne scars. I've been through many procedures and nothing really help. I wasted over $20,000 just to make my skin pretty again but I see nothing but disappointment. Please help me find a doctor that can really help people like me.

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  • This is really great. I like that all of these fillers may actually be used for things other than just anti-aging. It really allows you to kill two birds with one stone.

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