Rolling scars create an impression on the skin that looks like a wave due to its wide size and shallow depth.
Hypertrophic scars occur in raised area on the skin within the boundary of the original wound. Unlike most acne scars, these can diminish in size and appearance in due course of time.
Keloid scars occur in a raised area on the skin that extends beyond the boundary of the original wound. Keloid scars are often spongy, firm and sometimes itchy. In many instances, it grows larger than the original inflamed blemish
Dermal fillers are a great way to treat and potentially get rid of certain types of acne scars which are being particularly effective for rolling scars and some less defined boxcar scars. They are safe and well balanced with great results to fill the depression associated with the scars and are excellent for volume loss caused by acne scarring.
The dermal filler gives great results instantly and also continues to modify over the next few months. The modifications and improvements occur as a result of the technique of injection of the filler that breaks up some scarred down bands and because the product and technique stimulate collagen modification in stretching of the fibroblasts with the dermal filler.
A topical numbing cream is usually applied to the skin to alleviate any discomfort in the area. Ice is always used to decrease the pain and to reduce the risk of bruising. So when concerned of feeling any pain from this procedure just relief options.
First the doctor and patient will have a consultation about which scars will be filled. Often patients have certain scars that disturb them more than others. After the discussion of which scars will be treated, the skin will be cleaned with alcohol at first, next an ice cube is to be applied on the area briefly before treatment. Then the doctor will inject using a very fine needle and then pressure with gauze will be applied.
After the doctor has filled all of the scars for treatment, the patient will be shown a mirror and then the patient is offered the opportunity to point out further scars that bother them. These will then be filled simultaneously.