Is filler for acne scars permanent?

Fillers for acne scars parmenent or not?????

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Juvederm vs Bellafill for acne scars.

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Fast forward the below video to the filling section. Yes, in the US there are permanent fillers such as Bellafill, however in Australia we only have Restylane (not great) and Juvederm (better). The later two fillers are HA fillers and last 9-18 months, so these are NOT permeant. 

Dermal grafting and fat grafting can be permanent. Dermal grafts are easy to conduct, however for best results should be followed with laser resurfacing (preferably erbium laser if you have darker skin type). 

Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist

Bellafill for acne scars

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Thank you for your question. I would highly recommend Bellafill for any atrophic acne scars. Bellafill is a 5 year FDA approved filler. Immediately adding volume to lift acne scars. The PMMA in Bellafill also help to replace lost collagen. It is immediate correction with long lasting improvement. Best of luck!

Dhaval M. Patel 
Double board certified
Plastic surgeon
Hoffman Estates

Filler for acne scars duration?

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Bellafill is basically permanent. HA fillers will give you 6-9 months. Filler is not able to treat all types of scars and is best to treat only the distensible rolling scars. Boxcar and icepick scars need other therapy such as TCA Cross, or Infini.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Fillers for Acne Scars

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Bellafill is purported to last at least five years and other hyaluronic based fillers can last six months to one year.  Please consult an expert with scars and reversing them with fillers and lasers.  Best, Dr. Green

Fillers for acne scars? Permanent? ENGLEWOOD Cliffs NJ

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In the treatment of acne scars, fillers are often utilized. There exists two permanent fillers, silicone and Bellafill. Furthermore, clinicians use hyaluronic acid fillers which are capable of lasting two years and are reversible.Sculptra  also lasts 2 years and can not be reversed.  Most acne scar experts have their own personal opinion as to whether permanent fillers are a good concept. Find someone who has experience in both  permanent as well as long lasting fillers. Ask to see photos. Ask about the side effects of long lasting fillers and side effects of permanent fillers. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Jeffrey Rapaport, MD
Englewood Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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