Dermal fillers for acne scarring

Dermal filler treatmentAlthough injectable facial fillers are mostly regarded as an anti-aging treatment – plumping up lines in the skin, adding volume where fat has been lost in the cheeks, lips, etc – dermal fillers can also be used to great effect to treat acne scars.

At its most acute, acne can leave the skin with pitted scars, or ‘pockmarks’, which remain even after the condition has cleared, leading to self-consciousness and a real lack of confidence for those affected.

Dermal fillers injected into these indented scars can help to plump them up, giving the skin a more even surface and restoring its smooth appearance – and, most importantly, helping people to feel more confident about the way they look.

What exactly is dermal filler?

Fillers can be made from a variety of medical grade substances, but the most popular, and the one used in all of our fillers at Aurora Skin Clinics, is hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring acid which is produced by the body, which means there is minimal risk of any adverse reaction when it is introduced into the skin.

There are different brands and strengths of filler available, which means the aesthetic practitioner will always carry out a careful assessment of an individual’s skin to decide on the most appropriate filler before commencing treatment.

How long do the results of treatment with dermal fillers last?

While fillers aren’t a permanent one-off “cure” for acne scarring, they do offer an immediate and long-lasting improvement in the skin. Results typically last around 9-12 months, depending on the individual. Thereafter, treatment can be performed whenever a top-up is needed.

If you’d like more information on scar treatment with dermal fillers, or any of the other non-surgical skin treatments on offer at Aurora Skin Clinics, give us a call on 01844 211777 or drop us an email to

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