Subcision is a micro-surgical treatment for acne scars where the doctor uses a needle or cannula to break and release scar tissues that are pulling down the skin.. These scars are usually depressed in appearance. Subcision can be combined with other treatments such as Salmon PDRN S and collagen stimulating fillers to enhance the improvement of the scars.

What type of scars are suitable for subcision?

  • Rolling acne scars
  • Boxcar scars
  • Icepick scars
  • Stretchable scars from previous trauma/injury/surgery

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the results of subcision are permanent.

Visible improvement is usually seen after a single session, however, we recommend 3-5 sessions for continued and more significant improvement. We also recommend combining subcision with other treatments such as fractional CO2 laser, rejuran S, rejuran healer, skinboosters and collagen stimulating fillers.

First, topical numbing cream is applied to the area. After that, Dr Samantha will infiltrate local anaesthesia to the treatment areas so that there is minimal to no discomfort during the subcision process.

After subcision, there may be mild bruising, discomfort and swelling which usually resolves in a fe days. Analgesia and topical antibiotic/anti-bruising creams are helpful during this period.