acne scar treatment melbourne

Acne scar treatment with dermal filler

We recommend that you see your local dermatologist for acne scar treatment. We are not dermatologists at Cityskin but we can offer dermal filler as a short term solution. It is best to see a specialist who has access to laser, TCA and all modalities to treat acne scarring.

This article is a guide to acne scarring only

acne scar treatment melbourne

Acne can leave scars on the skin which can be treated in a number of ways, including the use of dermal filler. In this article we will discuss treatment options for treating acne scarring.

As Doctors, we recommend always making sure that you have active acne treated. We see little point in treating scarring until you have stopped new acne lesions from forming as these can also scar. See your GP or dermatologist for advice on how to stop acne, or read our acne treatment guide.


Options for treating acne scars

Please note that at Cityskin we only offer dermal filler for acne scars. You can get a referral to a dermatologist or specialist for laser and TCA treatment.


Superficial scars

If you have fine, superficial scarring on the face then there are a number of modalities available to help reduce their appearance. A series of chemical peels can help reduce the depth and appearance of scars. Lasers such as Fraxel are fantastic at reducing scar appearance but you have to bear in mind that you are likely to need 4 – 5 treatments over a period of months.


Deeper scars and ice-pick scars

Deeper scars, such as those in the picture above, can again be treated with laser, chemical peels and dermal filler.

Laser treatment for deep scars includes fractional laser such as Fraxel and ablative lasers such as CO2. A series of treatments is often needed to reduce the appearance of the scars and the treatment is likely to improve rather than fully eliminate all the scars.

‘Ice pick scars’, shown in the image below, can be treated with a strong solution called trichloroacetic acid (TCA) which causes inflammation and subsequent collagen stimulation. Dermal filler can be injected under the skin of the ice-pick scar to reduce the depth of the crater and improve the overall appearance.

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Acne scar treatment with dermal filler at Cityskin

Dermal filler can be injected under the skin of acne scars to reduce the depth of the scar and improve overall appearance. Treatment can also induce collagen formation to help with reducing scarring in the long term. We use small amounts of dermal filler into the scarred areas.


Is acne scar treatment painful?

We often numb the skin before treatment with lignocaine anaesthetic cream. The treatment feels like a sting and is generally less painful than patients expect.


How much does acne scar treatment cost?

We charge a minimum of $550 – $770 to treat acne scars using dermal filler, depending on the filler used and the practitioner performing the treatment. $550 – $770 is the cost of 1ml of dermal filler. If we have some product left over after treating acne scars we use it in another area, for example lips, marionette lines or cheeks.


How much do you charge for a consultation?

We do not charge for consultations. The only charge is the product that we use.


How do I book a free appointment?

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How can I find out more?

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