Need Deeply Damaged Skin Enhancement?

I am often asked about the deeper "pock" marks that acne can leave behind. This is from damage to the surrounding collagen and tissue that deep acne infections can produce.

Up until recently the only way to improve these were the medical dermabrasion and chemical peels I have talked about in the past. There are also fillers that can be injected to "plump up" these areas temporarily to improve the look of them.

I want to explain how these work today.

There are two types of soft-tissue fillers: Collagen (human or bovine) and Hyaluronic acid (Restylane). Each type has their advantages and disadvantages, so I will try to cover them extensively.

1) Collagen (human or bovine)

Injectable Zyderm and Zyplast collagen, natural substances derived from purified bovine (cow) collagen, essentially replace the natural collagen that the skin loses over time. Human collagen is also available.

Collagen injections are most useful in the treatment of frown lines, "crow's feet," and nasolabial folds (smile lines). Collagen, which contains local anesthesia, is injected with a tiny needle into the skin depressions being treated.

Several injections may be needed, depending on the length and depth of the wrinkle. The procedure for injections usually takes less than an hour.

Collagen is only temporarily effective. Repeat treatments are needed every three to six months to maintain the desired results. There may be some slight bruising after the injections and pretreatment testing for allergic reactions is recommended.

Allergic reactions can cause itching, redness, or other symptoms. The average cost for collagen injections ranges from $500.00 to $1500.00.

2) Hyaluronic Acid (Restylane)

Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and enhance the lips. It has been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996.

Because Restylane is non-animal-based and fully biocompatible, allergy testing is not required. This quality virtually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction.

Restylane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts using an ultra fine needle. After the injection, your physician may gently massage your skin to optimize contouring.

The most commonly reported side effects are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days.

The average treatment results last about six months. Repeat treatments are needed to maintain the desired results. The average cost for Restylane injections range from $400.00 to $1000.00 per syringe.

If you are interested in learning more about Filler injections, please contact your general practitioner or local dermatologist. They should be able to refer you in the right direction.

I myself once considered each of these options for horrible acne scarring. Fortunately, I was able to improve my skin with a naturally-based home peel process and avoided these other alternatives.

Learn More About What I Used To Clear My Acne Scarring Here

I will talk about the different peel options in detail in my next post. I have experience with them all and there is good news on the skin peel front.

If you are looking to give your skin a "Second Chance" you will definitely want to read my next post. In the meantime, I always like to give everyone more access to information that you can use today so visit the next link below to get step-by-step information on how to keep your skin healthy, clear, and youthful looking!

Learn More About What I Used To Clear My Acne Scarring Here

Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,

Chris Gibson
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care

"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."

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