Juvéderm® Acne Treatments
Treating Acne Scars with Juvéderm®
Almost everyone gets acne at one point or another during their life. When it comes to acne scars, though, genetics play a large role. If your mother or father have bad acne scars, there’s a good chance that you will too. People who suffer from severe acne and have parents who have acne scars are at an even higher risk of developing the scars. As a person gets older, acne tends to clear on its own, but any acne scars that may have developed don’t usually go away. Fortunately, though, there are treatments for these types of scars, with one of the more popular ones being Juvéderm® fillers.
There are a variety of reasons as to why a person would want to try Juvéderm® treatments as a way to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Whether it’s social anxiety or for career purposes, no matter the reasons, it’s important to note that Juvéderm®or any other treatment will not completely erase the scars.
The Types of Acne Scars
When meeting with a dermatologist and discussing the benefits of Juvéderm® for acne scars, the doctor will talk about the different types of common scars that people endure as a result of acne:
- Ice pick: Very common and tend to be very narrow
- Boxcar: Look similar to chicken pox scars, with angular edges
- Rolling: Scars that resemble waves
- Hypertonic: Raised scars
- Keloid: Raised scars that go beyond the original wound
Juvéderm® treatments are generally the most effective for rolling and boxcar acne scars. However, this doesn’t mean the treatments can’t be used for other types. The number of Juvéderm® treatments that a person will require will depend on the severity of the scars, as well as a person’s facial anatomy. Patients tend to see physical results from Juvéderm® right away following the injections, but it usually takes a few months to see lasting results.
How do Juvéderm® Treatments Work?
When a person receives Juvéderm® treatments, a numbing cream will be applied to decrease the pain associated with Juvéderm® shots, which is usually very minimal. Ice may also be applied before the injections are given. After the injections have been administered, ice is typically reapplied, and minimal bruising may take place for two to seven days.
It’s important not to receive any type of facial for one to two weeks after receiving Juvéderm® treatments. It’s also important to avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for at least 24 hours. The results of using fillers to reduce the appearance of acne scars do not last forever. Additional treatments are usually needed once every few months to once every year.
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