Injectables, often known as facial fillers, are products containing some type of active ingredient suspended within an injectable gel. They have uses ranging from wrinkle reduction to enhanced skin hydration to treating scars caused by surgery, injury, or acne.
Injectables offer long-lasting results of up to a year or more, depending upon the product used. The additional skin volume that they provide is temporary. Patients require follow-up injections after the product has been fully absorbed by their bodies.
Hyaluronic Acid Injectables
Hyaluronic acid is a very popular active ingredient found in many filler products because of its unique ability to attract moisture into your skin and fill in sunken areas like acne scars. Hyaluronic acid is one of the main components of youthful, healthy skin. However, it can become depleted because of the effects of aging or sun exposure.
Acne scar treatment fillers containing hyaluronic acid work by increasing both skin hydration and thickness in the treatment area. They can be directly injected into the acne scars to help raise sunken areas up to the same level as the surrounding skin.
Many patients are dealing not only with acne scars, but other problems as well. Fillers can also benefit you by minimizing other skin problems like lines and wrinkles, facial hollows, and overly dry skin. Problems like these do not always require direct injections. Simply injecting the product into neighboring skin tissue will often help to lift much of the surrounding area.
Results of Acne Scar Treatment
Fillers offer long-lasting results of up to a year or more in many cases. It is important to realize that, while impressive, their results are temporary. Eventually, the injected product will be completely metabolized by your body. At that point, you will require additional injections to maintain the reduction of your acne scars.
In addition to making an excellent acne scar treatment in their own right, injectables can be combined with other types of treatments for further improvement.
If you would like to learn more about what injectables can do to improve the appearance of your acne scars, please speak with the educated staff at Salameh Plastic Surgery to learn more. We are conveniently located in Bowling Green, KY. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!