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Tuesday, June 14. 2011

Saline Injections for the Correction of Acne Scars


Saline (sterile salt water) injections can be a safe, inexpensive option for reducing depressed and rolling acne scars. The rolling and atrophic types of acne scars are caused by many different factors including thick fibrous bands that pull the center of the scars down and cause its adherence to the deeper reticular dermis and fascia.

I have described in the past how needling and subsicion in addition to fat transfer and Mixto CO2 resurfacing can reduce these types of scars.

A less invasive method of improving these scars is to inject the deepest portion of the scars with a bolus of sterile salt water. No one is allergic to salt water (our body is 90 percent salt water) and risks such as infection and bleeding/scarring are very small. Water molecules are very small and can hydro-dissect the acne scars and cause a small amount of bleeding into the deepest portion of the scars. This, in turn, causes Collagen and Elastic fiber synthesis and improves the deeper scars.

Five to seven treatments are usually needed to see a significant improvement. Saline injection is usually used in conjunction with Cooltouch lasers, peels, fat or fillers.

The treatments take 15 to 30 minutes and can be performed under local anesthesia. Downtime is usually 1-3 days .Most patients may return to work or school with minimal bruising and swelling that can last up to a week.

Cost :$250-$500 per treatment (depending on the size of the area involved).

All treatments are performed by Dr. A. David Rahimi. You will be treated by a double board certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic surgeon with over 14 years of clinical experience.

 Dr. David Rahimi has performed over 100000 successful laser and cosmetic treatments.


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