Did you- or do you currently- struggle with acne that resulted in facial scarring? Ice pick scars are the deepest form of acne scar, and many people with this kind of acne scarring find it frustrating to hide or cover up. Luckily, there are many different acne scar treatment options so that you can start feeling confident in your skin again! Keep reading to learn more about the filler for ice pick acne scars that we offer at Knox Dermatology.
Different Kinds of Acne Scars
Acne scars form when blemishes become inflamed with bacteria, excess oil, or dead skin that is trapped within the skin’s pores. There are two main types of acne scars, either hypertrophic/keloid or atrophic/depressed scars. When the skin produces too much collagen, a hypertrophic/keloid scar will form and appear as a raised bump.
On the other hand, when the skin does not form enough collagen an atrophic/depressed scar will form. Ice pick scars are one type of atrophic acne scar and are named due to their depth and narrow impressions. Fortunately, this type of acne scar can be treated with Bellafill!
Bellafill and Acne Scars
Bellafill is the only FDA-approved dermal filler that is designed to treat moderate to severe acne atrophic acne scars on the face. The process involves injecting a collagen-based filler into the scar. Since ice pick scars are formed due to a lack of collagen in the skin, this type of filler is a great long-term treatment option! This then encourages the skin to start naturally producing collagen on its own. Patients can expect to see results after just one treatment, and after four months the long-term collagen production should begin working naturally on its own. Plus, it lasts for up to five years!
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Knox Dermatology strives to make every patient’s treatment experience count, from start to finish. When you come to us with a concern, you know you are getting the best patient care. If you are struggling with ice pick acne scars and looking for treatment options, contact us today to see if filler for ice pick acne scars is right for you, or request an appointment!