Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Im 38 yr old man ..is it ok for me to have dermal filler done..ive notice ive loss volume on my face…looking tired n dry..i have also acne marks ive tried fraxel laser before with 5 session but didint do any good to lessen d marks instead i got hyperpigmentation. Im t considering having renew volumising package done but i want to know whether it will be good..iand how long the procedure m now feared of going thru lasers again after what had happend…thanks much
Dermal fillers are useful in the rejuvenation of the face. The face naturally loses volume with age, and replacing this volume with dermal fillers in areas like the cheeks, around the eyes, jawline, and lips can give you a refreshed appearance. Furthermore, if you have acne scarring, it usually worsens with time as volume loss occurs around the scars, and as the skin sags. This tends to worsen the appearance of acne scarring. Revolumising this area can be useful to reverse this effect.
Fraxel is a good treatment for acne scars also, but at a more superficial level. Hyperpigmentation problems after Fraxel can occur on olive or darker skin types in particular. We do have ways to avoid this by; preparing the skin with lightening creams, lowering the settings of the laser and aiming to have more sessions instead, and appropriate post treatment care and sun protection.