What is Subcision?
Subcision is a simple and safe surgery for the treatment of depressed rolling acne.
It uses a tri-beveled hypodermic needle which is inserted through puncture in the skin surface to make incision and cuts by moving it back and forth.
It works on the principle of detaching the epidermal layer of the skin from the fibrotic strands found in the acne.
How does Subcision treats acne scars?
Subcision is used for the treatment of rolling acne primarily. The procedure is performed usually under the effect of local anesthesia and requires inserting a hypodermic needle parallel to the scar which is moved in and out motion.
The continuous movement also releases the overlying skin and reduces the depth of scar depression. The treatment may be followed by suction to achieve better results.
What kind of acne does Subcision treat?
The rolling depressed acne is cured usually by performing Subcision. It’s characterized by rolling, wave-like look of the skin. It occurs when the fibrous bands of tissues appear between the skin and subcutaneous tissues thereby pulling the epidermis which makes these acne looks depressed.
Benefits of undergoing Subcision treatment
Subcision exhibits many relative’s benefits as opposed to other kinds of scar treatments. Some of them are mentioned below:
- It requires no downtime.
- It has a very high safety value minimal risks.
- It is often a complement to other treatment modalities.
- The side effects associates with Subcision are minor and extremely rare. They are as follows:
- You may experience bruising and soreness after the procedure.
- There may be a hematoma formation under the skin. It is simply the collection of blood under the skin and is temporary.
- There might be a risk of bacterial or viral infection, though extremely rare.
- One may experience prolong pain after the procedure. This is a rare case.
Precautions with Subcision
The following precautions must be maintained before and after undergoing this treatment by the doctor as well as the patient:
- The acne should be punctured separately at a different site.
- preauricular, temporal and mandibular areas should be strictly avoided from being punctured so that injury to facial nerve and major vessels under the skin can be avoided.
- The repeated sessions, if required at all. Should take place only after 1 3-week interval.
- The patient should be informed about hematoma and bluish discoloration beforehand.
- Dark skinned patients may be at higher risk of hyperpigmentation and must be informed about it.
Subcision has been one of the most and sometimes the only effective treatment for healing depressed acne and very popular in Montreal.
The risk of side effects is extremely minimal as it is one of the safes treatments.
It is also, relatively inexpensive and will not be a burden on your pockets even if your insurance is not willing to cover the costs.
Furthermore, you will have to spend absolutely no time underground after the treatment and can resume with your life as before.