Subcision for acne scarring in London can be an extremely effective procedure.
Acne can leave its mark long after the initial breakout clears. This is because every pimple has the potential to cause scarring which can result in permanently damaging your complexion. This is where a subcision procedure can be useful to treat such scarring.
Subcision, a minor surgical procedure, is the ideal treatment for depressed scarring. This procedure uses a hypodermic needle which is inserted through the puncture wound to break the fibrous connective tissues that tether the scar to the deeper layers of the skin.
Subcision For Acne Scarring – Patient Before and After Images
What does the Subcision For Acne Scarring procedure do?
When fibrotic strands are broken during the subcision procedure, the natural healing processes of the body are kick-started, resulting in an increase of collagen production in the area.
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein necessary for repair in the skin. Furthermore, it also serves to keep it taut, healthy and plump. This promotes safe healing and improves overall skin tone and texture.
At Dermasurge, all treatments must be preceded by a consultation with our founder and consultant dermatologist, Dr Hiba Injibar. Dr Injibar will be able to examine the skin, particularly in the treatment area, in order to determine if the treatment is the best option for you.
Acne scars are among the hardest to treat. Treating scars in general aims at improving the appearance of the scars and rarely can result in complete disappearance of the scar. Fortunately, with the advent of lasers we now have a powerful tool to treat scars with minimal downtime (see Fractional Lasers section). Other modalities of acne scar treatment include subcision or surgical removal also known as punch excisions and chemical peels.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether or not subcision should be performed will depend on the type of scarring, as well as the location and severity. It produces best results when used on depressed scarring, but is not suitable for ice-pick scars. During your consultation, Dr Inibar will fully assess your suitability for subcision.
Patients with a history of hypertrophic or keloid scarring or bleeding or blood clotting disorders should not undergo subcision treatment. It should also be avoided by those with active bacterial or viral infections. During your consultation, Dr Injibar will examine your medical history to ensure the treatment will be safe for you, and suggest alternatives if required.
How many treatments required to improve the appearance of will depend on each individual patient, and how their body forms scar tissue. The type of scarring, location, and severity will also have an impact on how many treatments are required. In most cases, 3 to 6 treatments are required, with at least one month in between.
“Dr Hiba is fantastic, right from my first consultation she put me at ease and was helpful when suggesting treatment for my skin concerns. The results are amazing and I would highly recommend!”
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