Diagnosis

This is an example of atrophic box car scarring and depressed scars, together with tethered and anchored scars on the temples - a very common place for acne scarring.

Treatment

Acne scarring in the temple area can be resistant to laser treatments- even using the latest in fractional CO2 and Fraxel lasers. The use of a dermal filler in this area can improve scarring markedly. Fillers in this area are very difficult to perform as there are numerous blood vessels in the temples, additionally the skin on the temples is very thin and fillers need to be placed superficially. Fillers for scarring in this area often last upwards of 8 months.

Specialist

Dr Davin Lim

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