Deep acne scarring can cause mental anguish to those who have once fought the acne battle and treatment is a challenging dilemma. Different acne scars require different modes of treatments
Subcision or subcutaneous incisionless surgery is a procedure where deeply bounded scars are treated with needles of varying sizes. Some of these needles have blade-like ends to cut the fibrous bands, hence freeing the skin from deep puckered indents. Once these bands are severed, the body naturally secretes platelets and induce new collagen synthesiss
Although tedious, subcision can improve deep acne scars when skilfully done. When subcision is applied at the wrong depth, there is minimal improvement. The right needles need to be chosen so as to prevent the skin from sloughing off and even causing a deeper scar.
Sometimes, a few of the fibers may re-adhere, resulting in the reappearance of some scars. As such, Subcision is usually combined with treatments such as chemical peels, Co2 resurfacing or fillers for more desirable results.