Voluma & acne scars
Not all acne scars can be treated with Voluma. Without assessing you in person, impossible to say if this is the case with you but given your description, I would say "yes". Go ahead and have the Voluma dissolved. So sorry that you've had a bad experience.
Voluma and acne scarring
voluma wouldn't be my first choice for filling acne scars and you would have to pick the right scar to treat with fillers. I suggest you see an expert that specializes in acne scarring treatment. Best, Dr. Emer.
Voluma for facial volumization may not be the answer for acne scar improvement in my NYC practice
Some acne scars are tethered or bound down to the underlying tissue so much that fillers don't work. When evaluating my patients with acne scars, I stretch the skin out and see if the scar lifts, and if it doesn't I know that if I want to do a filler, I would at least need to do subcision to break up those attachments. Otherwise the filler will not lift the scar and it will spread out to the sides of the scar and lift the surrounding scar which creates a greater height difference between the mountain of the normal adjacent skin and the valley of the scar's depression, making the scar look worse.
Acne scars that don't respond well to this test, are better treated by multiple Fraxel laser resurfacing treatments or a solitary Fraxel Repair laser resurfacing.
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Thank you for your question. Voluma in of itself shouldn't make your scar look worse. It is possible there is swelling, since you haven't mentioned the time frame, which may resolve and the area looking better. The skin of the forehead is thin and Voluma is quite thick. If you are dissatisfied then you can have Vitrase injected which should return things to normal
Best of Luck
Vitrase can help
Vitrase (hyaluronidase) can be used to dissolve the Voluma.
You can also try massage to smooth out irregularities.