Acne scars are pretty common as we have once battled the ravages of hormone outbreaks when we are young. You know, we cannot resist self-picking of pimples in the past and guess what, acne scars stays. Acne scars are permanent indentations due to damage of collagen in your skin so it will not fade away naturally even with the best skincare. There are a lot of treatments that can help with acne scars such as painful lasers but it comes with downtime. That’s why I visited Dr Ryan Tan at Aesthetics Central for a no downtime alternative to fix some of my acne scarring with dermal fillers.
There are five common types of acne scars:
Rolling Acne Scars, scars that depress the skin in a sort of wave.
Hypertrophic Acne Scars, raised scars above the skin’s surface.
Ice Pick Acne Scars, narrow scars that create pits within your skin.
Boxcar Acne Scars, reminiscent of chicken pox scars and form a skin indent.
Keloid Acne Scars, similar to hypertrophic scars, but they extend past the boundary of the original acne blemish.
My type of scars are categorized as shallow rolling acne scars and Dr Ryan suggested Restylane Vital fillers to help treat it after a consultation.
Restylane Vital is used for acne scars as they are able to reduce the appearance of certain types of scars while improving the texture of the skin. It works by stimulating collagen and lifting the depressed scars. The amount of time that any filler lasts depends on where it is injected as well as the severity of the area being treated. However, Restylane lasts for around six to nine months.
These facial fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that naturally occurs in your body, and your aesthetic doctor can customize the injection according to the condition of your skin. If you have any cuts, active cysts or a breakout, the procedure should be postponed until it clears up.
Firstly, the clinic topically numb the area and the treatment itself only takes about 20 minutes. It is recommended to come for a touch up treatment 8-12 weeks afterward, but then it’s done.
What are the precautions? You might experience some post-treatment bruising, redness, and swelling, but that should go away in a few days. I only experienced minor swelling and it got better after daily at home facial massages. Overall, I felt that my acne scars look less obvious after one session and I’m glad I tried it out at Aesthetics Central Clinic. Do take a look at the Aesthetics Central Clinic website, www.cosmeticsurgery.sg or www.facebook.com/AestheticsCentralClinic. The clinic has many awards and doctors like Dr Ryan are highly experienced in resolving your skin issues.
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