ACNE SCAR FILLER VANCOUVER: SCAR SUBCISION TO REDUCE APPEARANCE OF SCARS

Our patients in Vancouver often ask if dermal filler can be an effective acne scar treatment. Subcision using dermal fillers is certainly a leading treatment that can reduce the appearance of scars. Acne-induced pigmentation and scarring can significantly impact individuals emotionally.

Our physicians can perform acne scar subcision treatments. Firstly, the subcision procedure involves a needle insertion and movement beneath the skin. As the result, we can sever the fibrotic strands that anchor the scar to the underlying tissue. Moreover, the release of these strands induces collagen production through natural wound-healing processes. It can therefore not only reduce scar visibility but also enhance skin texture.

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QUICK FACTS

  • Length of Treatments: Variable
  • Recovery Time: Minimal
  • Onset of Action: Immediate
  • Cost: Varies depending on individual anatomy and client goals
  • Results: Best results will be seen weeks-months post treatment
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BEST ACNE SCAR FILLER VANCOUVER: AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?

It's important to highlight that acne scars cannot be completely eliminated. Our treatments aim to refine scars' size, colour, and prominence. However, it is important to note that they cannot be made entirely invisible. Furthermore, we do not recommend subcision for patients with active acne or a history of keloids. Good candidates for this procedure include the following:

  • non-smokers
  • are in good general health
  • are free of skin infections or acne medication
  • posses realistic expectations 
  • exhibit specific scar types such as ice-pick, boxcar, rolling, raised or hypertrophic scars

ACNE SCAR FILLER VANCOUVER: WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT

After a thorough assessment and consultation, your acne scar filler treatment will start with cleansing. Then we may apply of a topical anesthetic. Once the treatment area is sufficiently numbed, our physicians can start the treatment. Our doctors delicately maneuver the needle to sever the fibrous bands, freeing the scar. The length of the procedure generally depends on the severity and amount of scarring present.

ACNE SCAR FILLER VANCOUVER: RECOVERY AND HEALING AFTER TREATMENT 

The recovery and healing process varies depending on the individual and the severity of the scarring. It is generally common to experience some discomfort, swelling or bruising. These will all subside within a week following treatment. For best results and speedy recovery, please adhere to the following recommendations:

  • refrain from intense physical activity for the initial 48 hours
  • allocate 1-2 weeks of recovery to give ample time for bruising and swelling to go down
  • avoid manipulating the area or exerting too much pressure for up to 1-2 weeks
  • avoid swimming, baths and saunas to optimize the healing process
  • use a cold compress if needed to alleviate swelling and bruising
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ACNE SCAR FILLER VANCOUVER: OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS

MICRONEEEDLING

Sparrow MD uses medical-grade automated microneedling devices to boost collagen and elastin production naturally, stimulating the skin's self-repair process. Clinical studies indicate four medical grade microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produce 400% more collagen and elastin.

DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that is produced by the human body. A special property of hyaluronic acid is its ability to attract water; this is what makes dermal fillers able to restore facial volume and hydrate the skin while increasing collagen production.

CHEMICAL PEELS

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that can be applied to the face, hands, and neck. They're used to improve both the appearance and feel of the skin. Sparrow MD carries professional, medical-grade product lines that will target specific skin issues and help reduce acne, scarring, wrinkles, and sun damage to give the skin a brighter and clearer complexion.

MEDICAL FACIALS

Sparrow MD offers professional-grade advanced medical facials that cleanse, exfoliate, and replenish your skin. To find out if this is the option for you, call and book a consultation to explore your options.

MICRODERMABRASION

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer of the skin. It has many benefits, such as improving light scarring, discolouration, sun damage, and stretch marks.

MEDICAL-GRADE SKINCARE

Medical grade skincare contains higher concentrations of active ingredients that penetrate deeper into the skin and have proven to be effective on the skin through medical quality research studies.

EXOSOMES

To improve skin quality and tone by increasing collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin

 

MICROBOTOX

To help improve skin complexion, tone, and texture.  

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What type of filler does our doctor use to treat scars? 

Our doctors will often use hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Restylane® and Juvederm® for acne scar treatment. Because of their fine and smooth consistency, they  can effectively elevate depressed scars. This will make skin texture more even. 

What types of scars do we treat?

Using subcision techniques, we can treat ice-pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and raised scars

What other inventions will help fade scars?

While subcision works by itself, combining it with other procedures amplifies results. These include

IPL- to mitigate redness and pigmentation

Microdermabrasion or chemical peels- to enhance skin texture

Microneedling- to induce collagen production, resulting in a more even skin texture

How many sessions of subcision treatment will I need?

For best results, we recommend 2 to 5 sessions, depending on the severity of scarring. 

Is subcision for acne scars permanent?

Dermal fillers are temporary, and the longevity will depend on the type of filler used, the treatment area and your body’s metabolism.

How can I maintain the results of my subcision treatment?

We recommend integrating medical-grade skin care. Physical SPF and retinol can help with your skin texture as well. Sunscreen will protect your skin against UV rays. Retinoids like ZO Skin Health’s Wrinkle + Texture Repair can increase cellular turnover and enhance skin texture and softness.

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