Diagnosis

Due to a medical condition, lasers could not be used in this patient. She had severe atrophic, tethered, box-car and rolling scars on the cheeks and temples.

Treatment

I had to use fillers in two separate sessions to achieve this result. Fillers were used in conjunction with subscision as local anaesthetic was in the filler. We achieved a great result that should last up to 12 months in this area. Her temples were also treated with Juvederm Dermal fillers with a similar result. The advantage of fillers to treat acne scars is that results are instantaneous, with no downtime to the patient. Risks and side effects are minimal, and results are predictable. The downside is that fillers need to be repeated every 6-18 months, depending on the area and type of filler used.

Specialist

Dr Davin Lim

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