How To Remove Deep Acne Scars On Your Cheeks

16 August 2017
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Deep acne scars on your face can be troubling and cause for lots of anxiety. And it's not something you can deal with just by washing your face with some over the counter cream. You are going to have to go to a dermatologist if you want to fix the problem. Unfortunately, there is no home remedy or simple solution you will find. However, you can fix the deep scars, it just requires some time and a visit to a skilled doctor. Here are some ways to treat the issue.

Dermal Fillers

The problem with deep acne scars is that they are essentially indentations in your cheeks. They are noticeable because of the marked difference in surface skin levels. One way to deal with this is to have your dermatologist talk to you about dermal fillers. These are injections of a material that will raise the surface of the scar, essentially filling in the hole so that it is smoothed out and flush with the rest of your cheek. These are good at dealing with very deep scars.

Skin Grafts

Because you are dealing with deep scars, you will have to look for a solution other than something such as micro-dermal abrasion. The abrasion technique is good at very minimal scaring, but not quite good at deep scarring. When you have deep, pitted scarring, you will need to choose a technique that fills in the skin. One of the techniques is a skin graft. This process involves grafting small pieces of skin from other parts of your body to fill in and cover the acne scar holes. It's a rather intensive procedures, but it does solve the problem of how to deal with very deep holes. And because the replacement material is your own skin, it will be a more natural look than a synthetic material. The most common place for the skin graft to be taken from is your ear lobe.

Subcutaneous Injections Of Fat

Another method to consider are fat injections. These are similar to the dermal fillers, except the dermatologist is not using a synthetic filler material, they are using your own body fat. There are drawbacks and benefits to each, but many people prefer to use their own body fat because it has a more natural feel and look. One benefit to injecting the fat is that it can be absorbed naturally into your cheeks and then the dermatologist can use a micro-abrasion technique to smooth down the area.

If you have acne scars, you should talk to a professional about what dermatology options might work best for you.