- What is Subcision?
- How does this treatment differ from the other options?
- What Conditions May Be Treated?
- Whom is the treatment for?
- Whom is the treatment not for?
- How is the treatment done?
- What results may be expected?
- When will one see the results?
- How long do the results last?
- How to maintain or enhance my results?
- What is the recovery like?
What is Subcision?
Subcision is a procedure which uses a blunt or sharp instrument to undermine and release adherent tissue to allow an open space to open up. Subsequently, a filler may be used to restore the volume in the undermined area to prolong and enhance the results.
How does this treatment differ from the other options?
1. Generally one time procedure
2. Healing required
What Conditions May Be Treated?
1. Acne scar
2. Nasolabial folds
3. Glabellar folds
4. Skin tethering
Whom is the treatment for?
1. Patients with realistic expectation
2. Patients in good healthy conditions
Whom is the treatment not for?
Patients with unrealistic expectation
How is the treatment done?
The targets area is undermined and released using a blunt or sharp instrument. Depending on the size of opening, the wound can be left for self healing or can be closed with suturing. Subsequently, a filler may be used to restore the volume in the undermined area to prolong and enhance the results.
Generally, multiple sessions are required.
The treatment takes about one hour in an outpatient clinic setting.
Local anesthesia is used.
What results may be expected?
1. Improved acne scar
2. Smoother nasolabial folds
3. Smoother glabellar folds
4. Reduced skin tethering
When will one see the results?
The results are seen immediately.
How long do the results last?
Results last years, with further treatments suggested for maintenance.
How to maintain or enhance my results?
Additional maintenance is required.
Healthy eating and exercise are helpful to enhance results.
Further treatment may be recommended to further results.
What is the recovery like?
Recovery lasts one week, with most people returning to work and activities thereafter.
Temporary swelling, soreness, and mild bruising are expected. Gravity dependent areas may have more temporary swelling.
Prescription pain medications may be needed.
Cost of Treatments
Cost of treatment options ranges from three to four digits. An in-person consultation with your specialist physician will help to determine the best suitable solution to your own individual needs.