Subcision of Acne Scars



Pimples that are severe enough to scar commonly result in pitted scars and damage which, for somebody who has fought a battle with severe acne, can feel like a permanent reminder of their complexion difficulties. Acne Scar Subcision is an excellent option to minimize the appearance of scars.


It’s all about the collagen!


As we discussed in last week’s blog, collagen is what supports and strengthens your skin within the dermis layer. It creates a healthy, full, and smooth look to your skin. When a scar forms, new collagen is produced, but it is not as supple or as smooth as normal collagen. Also, scar tissue can reach and stretch like a web from the scar down to deeper tissue layers, pulling the scar inward. This causes the scar to look more indented creating a divot or pock mark.


So what is subcision, exactly?


A subcision is a subcutaneous (under the skin) minor surgical procedure. During acne subcision, your provider will insert a needle or blunt cannula horizontally into your skin beneath the scar to detach it from the underlying tissue. This effectively breaks the bands of fiber that pull your scar inward and create a valley. Once the fibers have been broken, the scar will look less depressed because the tissue is no longer being tugged toward your core. The subcision will also promote healthy collagen production to fill in and support your skin from underneath the scar, further improving the look of the scar and creating a smoother look and feel to your skin.


The procedure is completed in office within an hour session. You may need more than one session to complete the entire process and achieve the results you want. Every patient is different and our providers always develop an individualized treatment plan for every single client.


The wonderful thing about acne scar subcision is that the results are permanent. Though you may need multiple sessions to achieve the results you want, patients typically see improvement that lasts for years.


If you’re interested in acne scar subcision, call or book an appointment online today. All of our staff at Medskinessentials are happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with more information.


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