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Acne scarring is a tough problem. It is tough to have them, and we know because we’ve heard the painful, emotional struggles that our patients with acne scarring go through every day. Acne scars are tough to treat, and we know this because not a lot of practitioners specialize in or even recommend treatments for acne scarring. But Celibre Medical Corporation does and we have since 2004!
We have invested in the time, training, and technology to tackle this difficult problem, and we’ve developed effective methods to reduce and even eliminate acne scars. Two of the more frequent procedures we use are laser resurfacing and dermal filler injections with Restylane.
When we use filler for the treatment of scarring, we do it in a much different way than we do anywhere else on the body. We combine it with a technique known as submission. Submission involves using the sharp end of the injecting needle to first break up and release the thickened, fibrous bands of scar tissue that pull down on the skin’s surface creating the appearance of the scar. This effectively creates a pocket or a void of open space beneath the scar that we can place the Restylane into. The overall effect is to lift and “fill” the scar in this way so that it creates a flatter and smoother appearance on the skin’s surface.
The combination of submission and Restylane works best on “rolling” acne scars. These are scars that have a larger surface area and will look like indentions on the surface. Rolling scars are usually the type that is left behind after a cystic acne breakout. They are usually firm to the touch, which corresponds to the dense, thick scar tissue that tethers them down and must be released with submission to see improvement with filler injections.
The key to this procedure is that it really needs to be performed repeatedly over a long period to be successful. We will usually recommend several treatments over the course of a year or more depending on the depth and severity of your scarring. This allows for continuous improvement as well as repeated stimulation of your skin’s own collagen and elastin production to help your scars look better naturally as the Restylane degrades and goes away.
We understand it is hard to have acne scars. We want you to know that we are here for you and will use our knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your goals to improve your acne scarring. Don’t lose hope! There is help for you and we would love the opportunity to sit down and discuss how our proven solutions can help you get smoother and more even looking skin. Please call us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about our unique acne scarring treatment programs.