Subcision is a simple treatment used to address depressed scars and wrinkles on the skin. It is also known as subcutaneous incisional surgery.
special hypodermic needle is placed through a puncture in the skin surface to accomplish subcision. The fibrotic threads holding the scar to the underlying tissue are severed using the needle’s sharp edge.
The scar’s appearance is enhanced by the wound healing process’s release of fibrotic strands and new collagen deposition. Subcision can be done without any risk in an outpatient setting and is typically well tolerated.
Depending on the type of scars treated, the patient will immediately notice the difference. The swelling that develops following treatment, which is typical, will subside in one to two days. Within one to three months, the ultimate results will start to become visible.
It is typical to experience some soreness in the treated area during the first 24-48 hours following the procedure.
The average duration of mild swelling at the treatment site(s) is less than 48 hours, while it might occasionally extend up to a week.
Avoid touching the treated area since this could spread infection.
If you have a face subcision, you can continue your normal bathing and showering routines after 24 hours.
Picking scabs that form in the treatment area is not advised.
For 24 hours, refrain from using cosmetics or makeup in the treated area.
Treat the region with sunscreen with a least SPF50
Following a shower, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly or Vaseline.