Subcision



Releasing Tethered Scar or Folds

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.


1. Generally one time procedure
2. Healing required

1. Acne scar
2. Nasolabial folds
3. Glabellar folds
4. Skin tethering

1. Patients with realistic expectation
2. Patients in good healthy conditions

1. Patients with unrealistic expectations

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.


1. Improved acne scar
2. Smoother nasolabial folds
3. Smoother glabellar folds
4. Reduced skin tethering

The results are seen immediately.
Results last years, with further treatments suggested for maintenance.
Additional maintenance is required.
Healthy eating and exercise are helpful to enhance results.
Further treatment may be recommended to further results.
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 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.