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Subcision Scar Treatment in Melbourne

Subcision scar treatment is a minor cosmetic procedure used for treating depressed and atrophic cutaneous scars, which occur as a result of disorganised healing following dermal destruction. At Bay Medical Aesthetics, we offer subcision in Melbourne performed by our own experienced cosmetic doctor, helping to reduce the appearance of scarring and restore your confidence.

What Are the Different Types of Scars?

Scars can either be elevated (hypertrophic) or depressed (hypotrophic).
Hypotrohpic acne scars are the most common type of scars affecting the general population. Known as ice pick scars, these scars can be deep and anchored by fibrotic bands. Subcision acne scars treatment is recommended for hypotrophic scars, followed by either skin needling or sublative laser.

Meanwhile, hypertrophied scars are commonly caused by injury, post-operative or trauma and can be either keloidal or non-keloidal. Hypertrophied scars are best treated with intralesional steroids.

All types of scars need to be treated carefully, as incorrect treatment may worsen the scar. A doctor will be able to make a clear distinction between hypertrophied and hypotrophied scars and determine the correct treatment modality for you.

How Does it Work?

Subcision is a treatment for reducing the appearance of scarring which involves inserting a hypodermic needle under the skins surface to break the fibrotic strands which cause a depressed scar to pull inwards. The treatment also stimulates collagen production to the area. Both the release of the fibrotic strands and new collagen deposition caused by wound healing will result in cosmetic improvement of the scar.

 

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

In your complimentary consultation, we will discuss your concerns about your scars and examine them to determine if subcision is a suitable treatment option. The procedure is then performed using a special hypodermic needle that is inserted through a tiny puncture in the skin’s surface. The sharp edge of the needle is used to break fibrotic strands that are tethering the scar to the underlying tissue.

Subcision scar treatment is safely performed in an outpatient setting and is usually well tolerated. However, as it involves penetrating the skin with a needle, it may cause some discomfort. If you’re concerned about pain during the procedure, our cosmetic doctor can administer topical anaesthesia before beginning.

Book Your Complimentary Consultation Today

Bay Medical Aesthetics offers subcision treatment in Melbourne that can minimise acne scars and other types of hypotrophic scarring. Book a complimentary consultation today by calling us on (03) 9589 0200 to find out if subcision scar treatment is right for you.

Treatable Concerns

  • Acne scars with fibrotic bands
  • Tear trough deformity
  • Atrophic or depressed scars
  • Cellulite dimpling

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Frequently Asked Questions

Subcision is a simple 30 minute surgical procedure that is an ideal treatment for depressed acne scarring. This procedure uses a hypodermic needle which is inserted through the skin to break the fibrous connective tissue bands that tether the scar to the deeper skin layers. When these bands are broken, the scar is released and is able to heal form new collagen.

Topical numbing cream is applied before the treatment to keep discomfort to a minimum.

Number of sessions needed depends the type and nature of the scar. The Doctor will guide you with umber of treatments needed. Results are seen as soon as 2 weeks after treatment.

Subcision can cost between $150 to $300 a sessions depending on extent and severity of the scar tissue.

Fractional CO2 laser or skin needling treatments are recommended within 4 to 6 weeks after a subcision treatment. The released scars are primed and respond well to treatments that stimulate collagen production. These combined treatments can give dramatic improvement to the appearance of depressed deep scars.

Unfortunately no. Scar tissue occur as a results of dermal destruction and will never fade away completely. With every session of subcision, you will be able to see an improvement of about 15% to 20%. This may vary between individuals.

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