Subcision is a minor surgical procedure used to treat acne scars on the face. It is an effective treatment for acne scars. It is often used in conjunction with fillers that lift the scar and laser treatments that resurface or blend the scar. It’s virtually painless and results can be permanent after 2-3 treatments. This is a minor surgical technique that is utilised in order to treat depressions and dimples that come about as a result of acne scarring on the face. The treatment can be performed on all skin types, and usually helps to visibly improve the depth of these depressions and dimples, making your skin look better and more youthful.
How does it work?
Scar subcision is a special type of acne treatment that is best suited for those who have very deep “rolling” acne scars. Basically, after the injection of some local anesthetic, a needle is inserted under the scarred area and moved back and forth, breaking up the scar tissue. This releases the overlying skin and generally decreases the depth of the scar depressions.