Acne scar correction using calcium hydroxylapatite in a carrier-based gel

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2006 Sep;8(3):134-6. doi: 10.1080/14764170600891632.


Objectives: This study sought to determine the efficacy and safety profile of calcium hydroxylapatite filler in the treatment of acne scars.

Methods: Ten subjects with a variety of acne scars were treated with calcium hydroxylapatite filler.

Results: Saucerized acne scars responded to treatment; ice-pick scars did not. Results lasted, at least to some degree, for 12 months after treatment. No significant treatment complications were noted.

Conclusions: Calcium hydroxylapatite is a safe and effective long-term filler for the treatment of saucerized acne scars.

Publication types

  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris / complications*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cicatrix / drug therapy*
  • Cicatrix / etiology
  • Durapatite / therapeutic use*
  • Face
  • Female
  • Gels
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Gels
  • Durapatite