Subcision + Filler
Treatments from $300
Who Is It For
Acne Scars – Ice-pick scars, rolling scars
How It Works
Subcision was first described by two New York dermatologists in 1995. The term subcision for acne scarring means subcutaneous incisionless surgery.
This treatment method releases the 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.
Subcision is suggested before lasers to release the tethered scars before using Lasers to stimulate collagen.
We have a comprehensive range of specialised needles for subcision, including the Nokor needle. This allows us to deliver better 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. The primary mode of treatment is to actually to free up the scar using subcision.
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) acts are a buffer which stops the bonds from reforming.
Commonly used fillers include PDRN like Rejuran, Hyaluronic acid fillers like Belotero and Bio-stimulatory fillers like Radiesse.
We offer synergistic treatments like Infini RF, Fractional CO2 and Fractional Picolaser to complement Subcision + Filler for enhanced results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is not suitable for Subcision?
If you are on blood thinners, or have a bleeding disorder this increases the risk of bleeding during and after procedure.
What is the Subcision treatment process?
Local anaesthesia is injected to numb the skin.
We use a variety of needles catered to the scar type. Typically, we use either a hypodermic 18-23G needle, or a 18G Nokor needle.
Upon insertion, the needle is directed to break the bands of scar tissue beneath the skin.
Once the procedure is complete, pressure is applied to reduce bleeding and swelling.
A topical antibiotic ointment is applied to prevent infection and encourage healing.
How long does it take to recover from subcision?
Pain is minimal post-procedure.
Bruising is common after the procedure and will fade in 5-7 days.