Is This New Injectable Treatment the Answer to Acne Scars? – NewBeauty

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New York dermatologist Howard Sobel, MD, who performed the procedure in the before-and-after case, says silicone microdroplet injections can help patients with acne scars, or someone with a scar that has become atrophic or has a shallow depressed center. “Ice pick scars however cannot be treated with silicone,” he says.

Philip Werschler, MD says although he does not perform these injections at his practice, he agrees that this approach is best for patients who no longer have inflammatory acne activity, and have atrophic scars that are easily smoothed when stretched. “Because silicone doesn’t get reabsorbed in the body or break down over time like dermal fillers, the effect is very long-lasting.

For patients who are not good candidates for silicone microdroplet injections, the use of other long-lasting dermal fillers can also help improve the look of acne scars. “Bellafill, which contains polymethylmethacrylate, has been tested and approved by the FDA for the treatment of acne scars.

Werschler notes that while the treatment is safe, it should only be done by an experienced and qualified injector. “The most important aspect of this treatment is the experience of the physician administering it,” he says. “Not all dermatologists and plastic surgeons perform silicone injections, and in some states it is illegal.

Sobel says use of small increments is important because the treatment is permanent. “The silicone can also stimulate new collagen to form around the area so it is very important not to inject less than one month apart.

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