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Subcision also called subcutaneous incisional surgery. In fact, it helps treat all kinds of depressed acne scars.
The indication for subcision will also depend on:
It is a minor surgical procedure. It uses a special hypodermic needle to insert a puncture in the skin surface. As a result, the fibrotic strands that attach the scar to the underlying tissue break.
This release of fibrotic strands and collagen production allows cosmetic improvement of the scar.
The number and intensity of subcisions depend on the patient’s response to the treatment.
Moreover, the patient’s response depends on the type, location, severity of scarring and intensity of the subcutaneous incisions.
In fact, on average, patients require around 3-6 treatment sessions for most cases of moderate scarring.
Also, there is a one-month interval between two consecutive sessions. The number of sessions would differ from person to person. This is because individuals differ in their ability to form scar tissue.
It is important to take care of skin post-procedure.
In fact, those with a history of keloid or hypertrophic scars, bleeding as well as clotting disorders, active bacterial or viral infection should avoid this procedure.
However, subcision is usually a well-tolerated, outpatient procedure.
Moreover, it works best in combination with microneedling, topical retinoids, acid peels, or fractional lasers.
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