How Can I Fill in Textured Acne Scars?

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How Can I Fill in Textured Acne Scars?2021-07-09T09:42:46+00:00

Get Smooth Skin With Fillers in Los Angeles

How Can I Fill in Textured Acne Scars?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, and it affects tens of millions of teenagers and adults. Acne can be solved through specific skincare routines and prescription medication like Accutane and Spironolactone.

Conquering your acne is a whole battle on its own, but it’s not a battle you win without a few scars. If you had acne in the past, you likely suffer from dark spots or some kind of textured acne scars. This is a completely normal side effect of acne, but many find them an annoying reminder of their past skin condition.

There are multiple ways you can get your youthful, smooth skin back after getting rid of your acne. Each will vary depending on the type of scars you have and how deep they are.

Our Los Angeles facial plastic surgery specialists have listed the most common kinds of acne scars below.

Dark Spots

Cystic acne can leave dark pigmentation on your skin after it goes away, especially if you have an olive skin tone. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is darker spots from the acne that vary in color from pinkish red, purple, brown, or black, depending on your skin type. Your dark spots are likely not textured and can be concealed with makeup, but you may also want to get rid of them entirely.

Your cosmetic specialist in Los Angeles can prescribe you a cream such as tretinoin to speed up your cell turnover. They can also use laser skin resurfacing to clear these dark spots.

Boxcar Scars

A very common Los Angeles acne scar is boxcar scars, which are round or ovular pits. They may give your cheeks a mottled appearance that won’t be covered up by makeup.

The most common and positively reviewed solution for boxcar scars is dermal fillers in Los Angeles. Your Los Angeles facial fillers will be injected into the scar, raising the dipped area of the skin. This makes it more even with the surrounding skin surface.

Dermal fillers are chosen by many Los Angeles cosmetic surgery hopefuls because this procedure is done quickly and relatively painlessly. Dermal fillers do not require general anesthesia, so you will be awake during the procedure and able to leave afterward.

The results from your Los Angeles facial injections will last for about 18 months to 2 years, and the bio-safe filler will also cause your body to generate more collagen, which will also help smooth out your skin.

If you suffer frequent allergic reactions or want your filler to last longer, you may want to choose fat transfer for the face instead. This procedure uses your own body fat to fill out your acne scars, and because it’s from your own body, it gets broken down slower than a foreign substance.

Ice Pick Acne Scars

A cystic or deep-rooted pimple can leave deep, narrow scars if they are picked at or popped. These are called ice pick acne scars, and they look like deep pits in your skin – almost like a pore.

If you suffer from ice pick acne scars, creams, laser treatments, and fillers likely will not solve the problem. Ice pick acne scars demand punch grafting, where a patch of skin is removed from around your scar. Then, a piece of skin from another part of your body, usually from behind your ear, is used to patch over the exposed skin. This procedure is similar to our MOHs reconstruction surgery where our skin grafts are hardly detectable due to their natural appearance.

This procedure is done by an LA facial plastic surgeon while you are under local anesthesia.

Choosing Professional Help for Your Acne Scars

Acne and the scars it leaves behind can seriously impact your mental health. If you find yourself cringing out your own appearance or overly editing your skin in photos, you may want to undergo a procedure for acne scars in Los Angeles.

Whether you end up choosing laser skin resurfacing, facial fillers, fat transfer, or grafting, we will make sure that you feel as comfortable about the procedure.

About Westside Face

The plastic surgery specialists of Westside Face emphasize preserving the bone structure and skin vitality that’s unique to each individual patient while making small, but impactful, improvements. This technique allows us to rejuvenate patient’s faces by enacting small and deliberate changes that make a huge difference. Each patient that undergoes cosmetic enhancement at Westside Face can expect:

  • Natural-looking changes
  • Long-lasting results
  • Shortest possible recovery time

Plastic surgery patients often want to return to their everyday life ASAP after a procedure, and our approach allows a speedy recovery. Minimal downtime plays a huge role in client satisfaction.

Whether it’s vision obstruction or breathing issues, we also aim to improve functionality with our cosmetic surgeries. Our award-winning closed scarless rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelifts, and necklifts will not only make you look better, but you’ll also feel better. Even more, we accept and are in-network with Medicare, and most PPO/HMO insurances. Schedule a consultation with an aesthetic specialist at Westside Face today by calling 310-846-8519 or emailing

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