Silicone microdroplets or Voluma? (Photos)
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Voluma is not a great option for treating acne scars. You are probably going to need a combination of procedures. My best advice would be for you to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist in the LA area (there are a lot of us) to have your skin assessed in person. It's really going to be the only way for you to get truly accurate advice.
Silicone microdroplets or Voluma? = no silicone injection please!!!!! #voluma #acne #scars
Silicone microdroplets are NOT recommended for treatment of any scarring or soft tissue augmentation. Silicone injection is very appealing to patients because the price is quite cheap and large areas can be treated for a minimal cost. What the patients are not told is that the body rejects the silicone after 5 to 7 years ( bumps and lumps raise at the level of the injection) and therefore in order to remove it, surgery needs to be performed ( excision of silicone granulomas will require bigger scars that the original acne scars). Therefore, patients should refrain of (liquid) silicone injections on their faces.
Patients with acne deeps scars should consider filler augmentation but silicone injections.
Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
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Voluma is filler which is typically placed deep for volumizing the cheek complex. Very few physicians inject silicone for acne scarring due to potential long term complications. I would recommend seeing a board certified dermatologist with a focus on injections who can perform a full evaluation and provide you with several effective alternatives
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