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Subcision is a minor surgical procedure for treating depressed scars by inserting a small needle into the skin to release the scar from underlying tissues. After releasing the scar, the skin can return to the surface and lay smooth naturally.

What does it do?

  • Reduce appearance of depressed/rolling scars
  • Promotes new collagen production
  • Reduce chickenpox scars
  • Reduce scars from injury/surgery
  • Smoothen deep wrinkles




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How it works

How does Subcision work?

A tri-beveled hypodermic needle is inserted into the skin directly beneath the scar. The sharp edge of the needle is used to break fibrotic strands that are tethering the scar to the underlying tissue. These fibrotic strands are formed during the inflammatory acne process and are left behind after the healing phase. Once the fibrotic strands are released, it will trigger wound healing and promote collagen production. Both lifting of the scar and the release of collagen can help diminish the appearance of the scar leaving a smoother and flatter skin.


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About subcision

What condition it treats

Acne scars are the result of inflammatory acne. The body produces too little collagen to repair the skin resulting in depressed scars that persists long after the acne resolves. Subcision involves inserting a small needle to break apart the fibrotic strands that pulls down the scar.

Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in the skin. Some wrinkles can become deeper and more noticeable as a result of aging and decrease in collagen production. Subcision can break apart the fibrotic strands that pulls down the wrinkles and trigger collagen production.

Related Treatments

GEM Microlaser is the gold standard collagen stimulation laser which is time tested and proven to reset and renew problematic skin.

Platelet-rich plasma(PRP) therapy is a type of regenerative collagen induction therapy where we use patient's own blood to promote healing and stimulate natural growth of the skin tissues. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions?

Subcision is well-tolerated by patients. The treatment is done under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.

In general, subcision is usually repeated 3 to 6 times with at least 4 weeks in between each treatment. This varies from patient to patient and the severity of scars.

Pain is minimal post-treatment. The swelling, and bruising typically takes 1 to 2 weeks to heal. At GEM Aesthetic Clinic Kuala Lumpur our doctors may prescribe antibiotics to help with the healing process.

Yes. Subcision can be combined with other treatments such as GEM Microlaser and PRP Therapy for maximum efficacy.

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