What is a Subcision procedure?

What is a Subcision procedure?

Subcision is a treatment used to correct a type of scar called a valley scar. A valley scar simply means there is a defect in the volume of the skin at the site of the scar. The goal of subcision is to improve this decreased volume.

Is Subcision the same as microneedling?

Microneedling involves the use of a microneedling pen with several small needles that glide across the skin at different depths and speeds. Subcision is achieved with one larger gauge needle that is injected into scars at different angles and depths to break up scar tissue.

What is the downtime for Subcision?

What is the downtime after subcision? With GTI cannula subcision, if a small bruise forms then it may take 2 to 7 days to settle. Most people will go back to work the next day following small areas of GTI cannula subcision.

How much does Subcision treatment cost?

The cost of subcision depends on a number of factors, including the clinic you chose and the number of sessions you’ll need to help diminish the appearance of your scar or scars. In general, you can expect to pay between $200 to $400 per session. In total, it may cost up to $2,400.

Is Subcision permanent?

Subcision of scars results in the release of their anchoring and smoothening of the skin. The result is largely permanent as long as the re-anchoring does not happen during the healing period immediately after the procedure. As such, to prevent such re-adhesion, combination of fillers are used.

Can Subcision cause scarring?

The risks and complications of subcision include: Haematoma due to bleeding (a small haematoma is normal) Pain/tenderness of treated sites. Hypertrophic scars (5–10%) or keloid scars, which are most likely in periorbital skin, glabella, labial commissure and upper lip.

Is scar Subcision permanent?

Subcision itself gives permanent results while filler only lasts one to two years at maximum. I place a miniscule amounts of filler, namely 0.05 mL into each subsided scar.