How Much Do Dermal Fillers on Acne Scars Cost?

Most of us worry about getting acne, especially when they become inflamed and leave unwanted reminders in the form of acne scars. Many put their faith in at-home treatments because it’s more accessible and cheaper. It can provide promising results for some cases but little to no success for hypertrophic and atrophic acne scars. One of the solutions for these types of acne scars is getting a dermal filler injection. 

So how much will dermal fillers for your acne scars cost? The estimated cost of a syringe of dermal filler is around $684 to $1058, depending on the brand. It can even go as high as $2508 per syringe for fat grafting. Since these rates are priced per syringe, the final cost will still depend on other factors, like the dose you need for the severity of your acne scarring.

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Cost of Dermal Fillers on Acne Scars

The price of a syringe of dermal filler varies by brand. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a 1 to 1.5 ml syringe of dermal filler starts at $684 and can get as high as $2508.

1) Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular dermal fillers. A syringe of this type of dermal filler starts at $684 to $1000. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance you can find in the eyes, joints, and any other human tissue. Hyaluronic acid injections will help your body produce natural collagen. It can do wonders for your acne scars by filling the depressed areas of your acne scars, improving the appearance of your skin.

If you are looking for a solution to treating your atrophic and hypertrophic acne scars, your best bet among hyaluronic acid brands will be Restylane and Juvederm. They differ by texture, where Juvederm is smoother in texture, while Restylane is more cohesive and granular.

Restylane’s cohesive texture makes it best for acne scars because it can stay in place in the injected site. It treats your atrophic scars by filling in the depressed areas with more volume. The aesthetician can also form Restylane to different shapes and improve your contours. Juvederm also promises satisfying results for your facial acne scars, like rolling and box scars. However, it works best for treating facial wrinkles.

Juvederm costs about $500 to $750 per syringe and lasts for 9 to 12 months. Restylane costs $600 to $800 per syringe and lasts 6 to 9 months.

2) Bellafill

Bellafill offers a more different substance than hyaluronic acid. Bellafill is a brand of another type of dermal filler, PMMA microspheres or polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres. This type of filler is collagen sourced from cows or bovine collagen. It consists of tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) pearls that provide the skin with additional support, aside from the volume it adds to the skin.

Bellafill adds volume to your acne scars until your skin becomes smoother, but it offers a more long-lasting result compared with hyaluronic acid. It also provides your skin and acne scars with restoration, aside from just filling it up. Bellafill is perfect for treating rolling scars and might not be the most recommended filler for other types.

Bellafill for acne scars costs about $1800 per syringe and can last for a year. Make sure you don't have allergic reactions to bovine collagen before getting this cosmetic procedure.

3) Sculptra

Sculptra is another brand of dermal fillers, but it has a different way of treating acne scars because of its active ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid. Poly-L-lactic acid does not immediately add volume to the injected site. It stimulates collagen production in the skin, which reduces the appearance of acne scars.

Sculptra contains a small amount of collagen. It will then dissolve in your skin after about two months as your natural collagen takes its place. This process will make atrophic scars rise slowly without overcorrection.

Sculptra costs $878 and lasts up to 2 years.

4) Autologous Fat Transfer

These permanent fillers treat your depressed acne scars by filling it with fat harvested from your body. Fat grafting is not as predictable as other dermal filler procedures. It relies heavily on the blood supply that survives from the fat injected into you. 50% of the injected fat usually survives--so you will need multiple sessions of this dermal filler treatment.

Fat grafting or fat injections costs $2,508 and can maintain its effects for several years—it may even be permanent!

BrandPriceHow Long It LastsWhat It Does
Juvederm$500–$7509 to 12 monthsAdds volume to depressed acne scars with hyaluronic acid and stimulates natural collagen production
Restylane$600–$8006 to 9 months
Bellafill$18001 yearFills acne scars with bovine collagen and aids in skin restoration
Sculptra$8782 yearsStimulates collagen production and replaces its collagen with your own
Fat Grafting$2508Several years-permanentFills the scars with fat harvested from your body and allows its blood supply to merge with the area

Other Variables to Consider About the Cost of Dermal Fillers

There are two factors that might affect the exact cost of dermal fillers for acne scars, which are severity and maintenance costs. The cost of dental fillers mentioned above is rated per syringe. Knowing the proper dose of dermal fillers needed to treat your scars will also change your bill. Compute your cost based on the lasting results of each filler. Dermal fillers that are less costly tend to be more temporary than those that are more expensive. If you choose a lesser-priced filler, the costs might add up to getting another injection sooner.

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Other Options for Treating Acne Scars

You’re not confined to just a few acne scar treatments. If you’re still undecided with getting in dermal fillers, here are other options for treating your acne scars:

1) Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use acid to reduce the appearance of atrophic acne scars by removing the top layer of your skin. You can even do this at home with a milder solution, but for in-office procedures, your aesthetician may use a stronger one for best results. This in-office procedure costs $673 and works great for all types of scars.

2) Dermabrasion

This procedure involves deeply exfoliating your skin’s top layer using a wheel or a wire brush. Dermabrasion costs about $1,786 and is enough for those with shallow rolling or boxcar acne scars.

3) Injections

You can also choose to get injections if you have hypertrophic scars. Aestheticians commonly inject you with fluorouracil (5-FU) with interferons and corticosteroids. Corticosteroid injections cost $25 to $100.

4) Microneedling

Microneedling involves puncturing your skin with a needle-studded pen or roller and stimulating collagen production as your skin heals. Recommended for atrophic acne scars, this treatment might take about nine months before you can see the results.

5) Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing uses a laser to remove the top layer of your skin. If you’re looking for a resurfacing treatment that heals faster, this might be a good option. Keep your face bandaged as it heals, though. This treatment isn’t recommended for those who are still breaking out and for those with darker skin color. Laser resurfacing costs about $1000 to $2000.

6) Minor Surgery

Your plastic surgeon can perform minor surgery and treat your acne scars by removing them, leaving a smaller scar that will heal after some time. You can also explore your options for undergoing subcision if you have atrophic acne scars. This treatment is suitable for depressed acne scars. Plastic surgeons loosen the fibers under your acne scar and pull it nearer to the surface. This procedure costs $2,400.

Talk to Us for Cost-Effective Acne Scar Treatment

The cost of dermal fillers varies by type and brand. You should also consider how many dermal fillers you need to treat your acne scars and factor in your maintenance for temporary fillers. Permanent dermal fillers are also available but costlier in a single go. You can also weigh your options and check out other in-office procedures and minor surgeries for treating your acne scars.

Aesthetica is committed to providing you with satisfying results with cost-effective procedures. We offer different procedures that suit your budget, lifestyle, and preferences. We strive to deliver the best results for treating your acne scars. Be it dermal fillers or other procedures you can expect satisfying results. Discuss your options for removing your acne scars with us by scheduling a consultation today.

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Aesthetica can assist you with all your beauty needs, helping you achieve your maximum beauty and aesthetic potential. Call or contact us today to learn more about our cosmetic services.

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