Subcision For Acne Scarring
Laser skin resurfacing for acne scarring is capable of achieving some truly remarkable results, even after just one treatment.
Dr Firas has proven this time and time again through impeccable patient testimonials and unbelievable before and after imagery. With that said, the key to long-lasting results is regular maintenance treatments to avoid future breakouts, even though you may see remarkable results are your first treatment.
On the other hand, deeper scars often require pre-treatment before laser resurfacing will have any benefit to the patient. This treatment is known as a subcision, or subcutaneous incisional surgery.
What is ‘Subcision’?
A subcision is a minor surgical procedure that involves the insertion of a special hypodermic needle through a small puncture in the surface of the skin.
Deeper acne scars are tethered to the underlying skin tissue via fibrotic strands, and by inserting the sharp needle beneath the skin, your doctor can sever these strands. This allows for overall cosmetic improvement of the scars as the healing process initiates the growth of new and healthy collagen.
While this might sound like a rather daunting, uncomfortable treatment, a local anaesthetic is applied beforehand to eliminate any pain. After a successful subcision treatment, this can then be combined with laser skin resurfacing to optimise your results for skin that looks and feels smooth and youthful.
Am I suitable for Subcision?
Your suitability for subcision treatment is dependent on the type of acne scarring you suffer from, as well as the location and severity of the scarring.
Dr Firas offers both subcision and laser skin resurfacing treatments, utilising his years of training and experience to guarantee the best results for his patients. In some instances, subcision might not be the best course of action for your condition, particularly if you have a history of hypertrophic or keloid scarring, bleeding or blood clotting disorders, or suffer from a bacterial or viral infection at present.
Dr Firas fully assesses your suitability for the treatment at the consultation stage, formulating a bespoke treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your needs and expectations. Get in touch for more information!Back to blog