When most women come to us for their wedding makeup, we often have to fade and minimize acne scars. This is not always easy as the pits or holes can be quite obvious but with some proper makeup and good skills, this is not impossible to do a good job. However, let’s be clear, miracles are not possible. That is why we always recommend people to come to consult us in advance so we can assess the situation and maybe recommend a few professionals that could help with your skin and help you the be the best version of yourself on your D day.
For acne scars, sometimes some fillers can really do the trick. Some of you asked us a few questions about the procedure.
This is easy and not too expensive. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery. Here’s a little more on the treatment, including what you can expect before and after.
What to Expect Before Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers for acne scars are very simple and effective treatments.
Before the procedure begins your doctor will have a conversation with you about which acne scars are causing you the most grief. There could be some scars that you consider particularly problematic that you want taken care of first. After this brief discussion the procedure will begin.
After identifying the acne scars you want filled, the doctor will treat your skin to numb it and reduce the chance of bruising. Understand that there are some options if you’re worried about the pain of the procedure. Typically the doctor will apply ice and alcohol unless you ask for anything stronger.
The doctor begins the procedure with the areas you mentioned. The needle used in the treatment is very fine and, after injecting the dermal filler, the doctor will apply gauze to the area. After filling in all the scars that look like they would be good for the treatment the patient looks at themselves in the mirror and has the option of pointing out any existing problem areas. These areas will also be injected and the process continues until you’ve filled in everything that needs to be filled in.
After the Procedure
After the procedure, the doctor will give you an ice pack to hold against the treated areas. They could be a little red and bruised for up to a week. It’s important that you avoid any facial treatments, including facial massages, for the first two weeks after the procedure.
You also need to avoid exercising too much and drinking alcohol for the first 24 hours after the procedure. If you do notice bruising then you can use arnica gel and other arnica supplements to reduce bruising. Bromelain supplements and pineapple juice are two more ways to decrease bruising. You could also use makeup to hide the bruising if you wanted. You should also check the latest post here about what scar creams to use by our great friends from myawesomebeauty.com.
Now you know a little more about dermal fillers for acne you’re in a better position to decide if the treatment is right for you or not. It can be effective but there could be a different approach that could work better for you. There are many other ways to get rid of acne scars you can explore.
It depends on the kind of scarring you have and how much of it there is.. Your dermatologist will be able to advise you further and recommend a course of treatment to take care of your acne scars.