Scarring on the skin can hinder your confidence. For young adults and teenagers, acne scarring can do a number on self-esteem. Some people have surgery scars that make them feel self-conscious. And others have suffered wounds and injuries that leave scarring that reminds them of a more difficult time in life.
But there’s good news if scarring makes you uncomfortable. Your dermatologist can help you minimize scarring safely and effectively, with little downtime or disruption to your routine.
Subcision is a minor surgical procedure recommended by dermatologists to minimize the appearance of bound down or depressed scars and wrinkles. The skin conditions treated by subcision could be caused by a range of factors, including:
- Acne Scarring
- Surgical Scars
- Injury, Wound, or Trauma Scarring
- Chicken Pox Scars
- Cellulite Dimples
- Skin Grafts
Subcision, called that because the procedure is performed under an incision, is done after local anesthesia is administered. The dermatologist uses a needle to break and release fibrotic strands that would otherwise keep scars bound to the underlying tissue. This process, along with new collagen released at the site of the procedure, improves the appearance of the skin and lessens scarring.
How effective your procedure is will vary depending on your skin type, as well as the cause and extent of your scarring. Your dermatologists will discuss risk factors with you prior to your procedure to help you determine if you are a good candidate for subcision.
While some scarring can be remove to patients’ satisfaction after one treatment, a few treatments may be necessary to get the results you want. We’ll help you make a treatment plan that gives your skin time to heal, and leaves it looking smoother and more youthful. Don’t wait to treat scarring. Make an appointment today to talk to your dermatologist about subcision, and start getting your confidence back.