Are Dermal Fillers or Fat Transfer better at fixing minor depressed acne scars and holes? What are the long-term effects of both

Hi there, I had a question regarding my acne scars. I have minor depressed skin and holes in my face from past acne. I was wondering if you would recommend using dermal fillers to help fix this? Would this help improve the look of my skin? I was also wondering if fat transfer to the face is a better option, from what people tell me it is risky and unpredictable. I also wanted to know if the dermal fillers will make things worse in the long run? How long do they last? Thank you !!

Doctor Answers 2

Acne scarring

An In-person consultation is really required to answer this question.  Acne scars may come in several types: rolling, box-car, or ice-pick.  Different treatments are required for each type including microneedling, subscision, excision, resurfacing.  As of late, microneedling with or without radiofrequency has shown great results.

Best wishes


Dubuque Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Getting the right combination for acne scarring with lasers, microneedling/prp and fillers

You're right, a combination approach is best for acne scarring. I recommend a combination of lasers, microneedling/prp, subcision and fillers. I recommend getting a formal consultation with an acne scarring expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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