R3 Aesthetics | Milton Keynes

Can you use dermal fillers to reduce acne scarring?

22nd November 2019

Acne scarring is a very distressing and can severally impact how an individual views himself or herself. Although there are a wide range of acne treatments there’s a limited number of effective acne scaring treatments. That’s where dermal fillers come in for the rescue.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a hyaluronic acid based injection (a substance that is naturally present in the human body), which lasts up to 6-12 months. Due to their natural formula, the body absorbs the filler. They fill out wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. The filler can be used to soften facial folds of saggy tissue, increase facial definition and contour and create structure.

 Is using dermal fillers for acne scaring effective?

Yes, using dermal fillers to smoothen out the appearance of acne scaring does work. Results can be noticed immediately and they improve over time due to the additional rise in collagen production, boosted by stimulation of the injection. However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of the treatment will vary from person to person. The effectiveness of the procedure depends upon how deep and what type of acne scarring you have, this will all be explained and demonstrated at your consultation.

What are the short term and long term benefits of dermal fillers for acne scars?

The short-term benefits of dermal fillers include the limited post-procedure downtime associated with them and almost immediate results. After the treatment, you may see continued improvement over the next few months. For most people, the results last from several months to as long as a year.

In addition to the short-term benefits of helping to raise the scars up to the surface of the skin, dermal fillers also help to break up the scar tissue and stimulate collagen production. This helps diminish the appearance of the scars over time, requiring fewer, less aggressive treatments.


If you’re considering refreshing your skin or are trying to improve your skin’s overall appearance, then our amazing dermal filler treatment might just be the thing you need. Contact us at R3 Aesthetics to book your first appointment and while you wait, why not check out our dermal filler page.