Hi, I just posted a question about whether or not I should get Artefill for spot treatment of my depressed acne scars on my nose but forgot to say that I am a 20 year old Asian female with light skin that tans easily but no propensity for keloid scarring. Thank you!
If the acne scars are deep and depressed then Juvederm or Restylane may help raise the scar and improve the appearance. Try that before you go to a more permanent filler like Artefill. The problem with Artefill is that your body will respond to its molecules by laying down scar tissue and collagen which can change over time. Some times your body may respond too much and you can end up with a lump or bump. If that happens you may have to cut the area out if it does not respond to steroid injections. Permanent fillers may also get infected and again you may have to cut the area out if it does not repond to long term antibiotics. All in all I am in favor of safer reversible fillers like Restylane or Perlane. I would recommend you do not inject Artefill into your nose skin.