Subcision is a procedure for treating scars that are depressed. A needle is directed into the skin to break up the fibers that attach the scar to tissue below the surface, raising it back to the elevation of surrounding skin. It also promotes healing in the area, creating new connective tissue that repairs and smoothes the skin.
Results and Recovery
Most of these treatments are minimally invasive and do not require any downtime. Patients may experience mild swelling, discoloration and discomfort in the treated area for one to two weeks, but will likely experience immediate, noticeable results and will no longer have to worry about the appearance of their scar. Full results may take several months to appear, but are usually long-lasting.
The effectiveness of subcision procedure depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the injury, your body’s healing mechanism, the size and depth of the wound, and the thickness and color of your skin.