Subcision is a safe, simple technique that provides significant long-term improvement in the “rolling scars” of selected patients. It can be safely and easily combined with other treatments for acne scars.
Is Subcision good for acne scars?
The bottom line. Subcision is a safe and effective outpatient procedure used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. In this procedure, a small needle is used to “lift” the scar from the underlying tissue and to stimulate the production of collagen.
How many sessions of Subcision do I need for acne scars?
How Many Sessions are Needed for Acne Scar Subcision? While individual results vary, an average of 3 treatment sessions are recommended for optimal results. Visible improvement can be seen as soon as after one treatment session.
How quickly does Subcision work?
On average, the subcision acne scar release treatment takes about 10 days to recover from. During this time, patients may experience redness or changes in pigmentation. These effects can be concealed with makeup, and will fade away by the end of the recovery period.
How many Subcision treatments are needed?
The typical patient usually requires three to six subcision treatments to see ideal results. Subcision can be combined with microneedling or Fraxel resurfacing laser for even better results.
Is Subcision permanent?
Subcision of scars results in the release of their anchoring and smoothening of the skin. The result is largely permanent as long as the re-anchoring does not happen during the healing period immediately after the procedure. As such, to prevent such re-adhesion, combination of fillers are used.
Can Subcision make scars worse?
Heating collagen will lead to collagen remodeling but also collagen contraction. If the collagenous attachments to the deeper tissue are not cut (subcised), there is actually potential for worsening the appearance of the scars with these heating devices.
Is Subcision better than Microneedling?
While microneedling is remarkably effective for treatment of superficial scars, fine lines, and hypopigmentation, subcision tends to be more effective for the treatment of deeper scars such as box-car acne scars.
Does Subcision work without fillers?
For bound-down scars, subcision is routinely used with or without fillers. This may be in addition to microneedle RF treatments, fractional CO2 laser, peels, and other modalities. Topical retinoid therapy is also initiated since it has been shown to help remodel acne scars.
Can Subcision cause scarring?
The risks and complications of subcision include: Haematoma due to bleeding (a small haematoma is normal) Pain/tenderness of treated sites. Hypertrophic scars (5–10%) or keloid scars, which are most likely in periorbital skin, glabella, labial commissure and upper lip.
Can I wash my face after Subcision?
If you had subcision done on your face, you may resume normal washing or shower activities after 8-12 hours, unless instructed otherwise. If you had scar subcision on your body, please do not soak or do prolonged bathing in the first 24 hours.
Can acne scars be completely removed?
Surface scars may be completely removed, and deeper acne scars may appear less noticeable. Potential severe side effects include scarring and changes in skin color. Chemical peel. Your doctor applies a chemical solution to the scar tissue to remove the top layer of skin and minimize the appearance of deeper scars.
Can I work out after Subcision?
The following precautions should be taken after the procedure: No vigorous exercise for 48 hours after the procedure. Avoid any blood thinning medication such as ibuprofen and aspirin for 48hrs post procedure.
Will Accutane leave scars?
Accutane does not cause scarring, but one particular side effect of the medication includes dryness, particularly around the lips and eyes, which can easily be managed with an attentive daily moisturizing routine. There have been some cases of minor joint pain; however, this subsides once completing treatment.
How long does swelling last after Subcision?
It is normal for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure to feel slightly sore in the treatment area(s). Skin discoloration on the treated site(s) is common but does not always occur. Mild swelling in the treatment site(s) typically lasts less than 48 hours; in some cases, swelling may persist for up to a week.
Does Subcision work for ice pick scars?
The subcision technique works best for rolling acne scars and boxcar acne scars. Subcision will not work for ice pick acne scars. The CROSS technique is the gold standard treatment for ice pick scars.