What is subcision?
Subcision is a minor in-office surgical procedure mainly used to treat acne scars.
How does subcision work?
In a subcision treatment, a small needle is inserted into your skin to pull the acne scar from the underlying tissues. This allows the skin in that area to rise, diminishing the uneven texture of your skin caused by acne scars.
Subcision is usually used on depressed scars, wrinkles and cellulite. This needle insertion only interrupts the area right underneath the scar on skin, triggering collagen release at the site of needle insertion.
Benefits of subcision
Frequently Asked Question
There are very few side effects for subcisions, which are listed under downtime.
Immediately after a subcision, you may see some redness and swelling which will go away naturally in two to three days. You may experience minor bruising right after the procedure at the site of needle injection, but these bruises will fade in 2 to 10 days depending on your healing process and skin type.
Subcision may require between three to six sessions, with each session scheduled one month away from the last.