EXPERT Q&A

Q: Can you use filler as acne treatment, to fill scars or pock marks?

What our experts say:

We do use fillers, off-label, for deep poc scars. I wouldn’t recommend it for a patient with general facial acne scarring because it’s going to be too expensive. We have less expensive options to treat that. I think it’s a great option when patients have a scar from a traumatic injury or a chicken pox scar or two because we could then use a lot less product and reduce the expense. Additionally, it’s important to remember that the fillers used are temporary and the results won’t last.

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Dr. Tami Buss Cassis

Dermatologist

Prospect, Kentucky

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