What is Subcision?
Subcision is one of several methods used for the treatment of depressed scars by breaking up fibrous bands that cause rolling scars. This technique is performed under local anaesthesia by inserting a needle under the skin that is parallel to the skin surface. The needle is gently advanced or retracted in a piston-like motion, cutting the tethering bands.
This approach, where appropriate, achieves significant improvement, usually within two to three sessions. Rolling acne scars respond particularly well to this technique.
• No downtime
• Minimal risk
• Reduces saucer-shaped and broad-based acne scars
• This is a complement to other treatment modalities
Who is the Candidate?
Most skin types can undergo this procedure, but in darker-skinned individuals there is the possible risk of hyper-pigmentation.