Subcision is a minor surgical procedure. It is performed under local anesthetic and can resolve various skin issues, including depressed or indented scars from acne or surgery, wrinkles, and cellulite dimples. These depressed scars form when the fibers below the skin are pulled downwards, causing an indented appearance.
During the procedure, the professionals first numb the area with an injection of a local anesthetic. They insert a small, hypodermic needle into the skin, creating a small opening. The needle severs the fibrotic strands pulling the skin downward. This will cause the skin to elevate and level out. The injury caused by this procedure will stimulate a healing response in the body and lead to collagen production that remodels the scar over time.
While the treatment produces long-lasting effects, it can never entirely remove the scars. It only helps to minimize their appearance. The number of sessions needed may vary depending on the patient and the severity of the scars.