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
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 improve skin texture.
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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.
Frequently Asked 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. 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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