Subcision is a minimally invasive non surgical procedure used for treating depressed scars and wrinkles. It is also called subcutaneous incisional surgery.
Subcision may be used for the treatment of:
- Acne scars
- Post traumatic scars
- Surgical scars
- Chicken pox scars
- Depressed skin grafts
- Cellulite dimples
Subcision is performed using a special hypodermic needle which is inserted through a prick in the skin. The sharp edge of the needle helps to break the fibrotic strands that are pulling the scar to the underlying surface.
The number of sessions required depends upon the type, location, severity and how old the scar is. Three to six sessions done at monthly intervals are usually required for moderate scarring.
There will be some amount of redness and swelling post subcision in the treated area lasting for about 3-5 days. Sun protection and antibiotic ointments are recommended during this time. Results of the procedure take about 3-4 weeks to be appreciable.