I had shingles almost a year ago and have a few scars on my chin. Could a filler help? (Photo)
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Filler into scars
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Fillers for scars
I routinely treat facial scars with fillers such as Restylane. If you are worried about the virus recurring you can consult your treating physician about treating you with Valtrex before your injections. Lasers can also help with the scars such as V-Beam or Fraxel laser. Please be certain to consult a board certified dermatologist for the best results. Please let me know how your treatment progresses.
I had shingles almost a year ago and have a few scars on my chin. Could a filler help?
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Filler for scars
You can absolutely have some filler put into your scars to improve the appearance. Typically I use Belotero (a thinner less lumpy filler) for superficial scars. The other treatment that can drastically help with scars is the Fraxel laser. For bad acne scarring and chickenpox or shingles scars, I typically recommend Fraxel laser treatment and then filler afterwards if still needed. The improvement that you would see with Fraxel would be permanent whereas you would need to have filler injected probably every 6 months.
It would be best to consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your area.
Best of luck!