Subcision is a simple and safe procedure for the really deep kinds of acne scars that leave depressions in the skin. With this treatment, skin in the affected area is separated from the scar tissue and this allows the skin to grow more level. Usually subcision is done before any acne scar skin rejuvenation treatments such as Fraxel Dual and microneedling.
Subcision is a procedure for treating depressed scars and wrinkles using a bevelled hypodermic needle inserted through a puncture in the skin surface, and its sharp edges manoeuvred under the defect to make subcuticular cuts or incisions. The principle of this procedure is to break the fibrotic strands, which tether the scar to the underlying subcutaneous tissue. The depression is lifted by the releasing action of the procedure, as well as from connective tissue that forms during the course of normal wound healing.
Subcision is performed under local topical anaesthesia. Needle is inserted through a puncture in the skin surface, and its sharp edges manoeuvred under the defect to make subcuticular cuts or incisions.
There may be bruising and swelling after the procedure which last for a few days.
Repeated treatments will help to get optimal results. After 2-3 weeks, improvement can be seen on the skin.