The dermal filler Artefill, which is now used to plump up areas of the face to smooth out wrinkles, might soon be approved for use as an acne scar corrector. The testing phase is still underway, but if it gets approve, Artefill will be the first and only dermal filler approved and on the market for the treatment of acne scars. This is great news for those who suffer from acne scarring, which is up to 40 percent of teens.
Acne scars occur when cystic acne is left untreated or when you pick or pop pimples on the skin. The best way to avoid getting an acne scar is by booking an appointment with a dermatologist, such as our board-certified dermatologists at Clear Clinic in New York City. If you already have acne scars, which can be embarrassing and hard to cover, Clear Clinic has many different treatment options, including:
Focal Acne Scar Treatment (F.A.S.T)
F.A.S.T. is a treatment pioneered by Dr. Schweiger at Clear Clinic in New York. It uses the Fractional CO2 Laser in such a way that higher energy is used to focus on only the acne scars on the face. In just one treatment, scars are successfully treated.
Microdermabrasion will help treat the discoloration involved with acne scars. It will also help even out the skin, by sloughing off the top layer of dead skin cells.
Laser Genesis reduces redness and greatly improves the skin’s texture and tone. Laser Genesis works by collapsing the superficial blood vessels that present as redness on the skin, it also helps to stimulates the production of collagen. There’s no downtime with Laser Genesis.