Subcision (+ Filler) for Acne Scar Singapore
Treatments in Singapore from $400
What Does Subcision Treat?
Subcision is one of the best Acne Scar treatments in Singapore.
Subcision is most effective for depressed acne scars like ice-pick acne scars and rolling scars.
How Does Subcision Work?
Subcision was first described by two New York dermatologists in 1995.
The term subcision for acne scarring means subcutaneous incisionless surgery.
Subcision treatment involves releasing fibrous scar tissues that hold down the depressed scars from the horizontal plane.
Following which, fillers help to volumise and stimulate collagen synthesis.
Lasers are also used for synergistic effect as it targets scars on a vertical axis.
Dr Boey performs subcision first to release the tethered scars before using Lasers to stimulate collagen.
Why Choose Dr Justin Boey for Subcision?
Official Trainer for Specialised Needles and Cannulas
We have a comprehensive range of specialised needles and cannulas for subcision, including the DermaSculpt blunt cannula and Nokor needle.
Dr Justin Boey is the appointed official trainer for DermaSculpt blunt cannula in Singapore.
Fillers Enhance Results
We use fillers after subcision for immediate effect as well as long term stimulation of collagen. Filler is not used as a treatment for the scar itself but as a buffer or spacer.
Subcision itself gives permanent results while filler only lasts one to two years at maximum.
Tiny amounts of filler (0.05 mL into each scar) act as a buffer which stops the bonds from reforming.
Commonly used fillers include:
- PDRN – Rejuran,
- Hyaluronic acid fillers – Juvederm, Restylane
- Bio-stimulatory fillers – Ellanse, Radiesse.
Acne Scar Specialist
Did you know that there are more than FIVE methods to perform subcision?
Our favourite is Subcision under ANGLED LIGHTING – a more accurate subcision technique for Acne Scar Removal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is not suitable for Subcision?
Subcision cannot be performed in individuals with active skin infection, and in individuals who are prone to abnormal skin scarring such as hypertrophic and keloidal scars.
If you are on blood thinners medication or have a bleeding disorder this increases the risk of bleeding during and after subcision procedure.
What is the Subcision treatment process?
Your scars will be mapped out with a surgical pen.
After topical anesthesia (numbing cream), local anaesthesia may be injected to numb your skin.
We use a variety of needles catered to your scar type.
Most commonly, we use either a sharp 18-25G needle, DermaSculpt Micro-Cannula 23G or a 18G Nokor needle. The choice of instrument/ needles is dependent on your acne scar type, scar severity and scar location.
The aim of subcision is to break the bands of scar tissue beneath your skin and stimulate scar remodelling.
At the same time, fillers can be injected at the base of your scar to act as a spacer to prevent re-attachment of the scars as well as to stimulate scar remodelling.
After subcision, pressure is applied to reduce bleeding and swelling.
You will be given a topical antibiotic ointment to prevent infection and to encourage skin healing.
How long does it take to recover from subcision?
Immediately after subcision treatment procedure, there will be some redness and swelling that lasts for 2-3 days.
There is minimal pain after subcision.
Bruising may appear after the treatment and will fade in 5-7 days.
*individual recovery time varies.
How many sessions of Subcision do I need?
It depends on your scar location, scar severity and skin type, generally 2-4 subcision sessions spaced about 1 month apart will give the best results.
The results of subcision are also dependent on whether additional fillers, like Rejuran or HA fillers (Juvederm/Restylane/Belotero), were used.
How much does Subcision treatment cost in Singapore?
At Sozo, Subcision treatments cost from $400.