Fillers for acne scars: What you need to know

Wondering what effect soft-tissue fillers can have on scarring? Read on.

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Fillers for acne scars

Soft-tissue fillers are suitable for those looking to reduce the appearance of a few deep scars. While the results are temporary, there’s evidence that fillers can help stimulate collagen production. Among the different options, hyaluronic acid fillers are preferred since they tend to produce the least incidence of side effects. Other advantages: the treatment is targeted, the recovery time is minimal, and it’s not an invasive procedure. A quick primer:

What it’s good for: Minor rolling scars

Skin tone: Safe across skin tones

Recovery time: Minimal 

Cost: $400+ per injectable

Brands: Botox, Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane

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