Acne Scar Subcision

If you're tired of battling the remnants of past acne breakouts, Subcision could be the solution you've been searching for. In this comprehensive overview, we'll delve into what Subcision is, how it works, its benefits, potential risks, and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

What is Subcision? 

Subcision is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat depressed acne scars by breaking up fibrous bands that tether the scar tissue to the underlying skin. By releasing these fibrous bands, Subcision allows the depressed scar to rise to the surface of the skin, resulting in a smoother and more even skin texture.

How Does Subcision Work? 

During the Subcision procedure, a small needle or blade is inserted beneath the skin's surface through a tiny incision. The needle or blade is then used to manually break up the fibrous bands that are anchoring the scar tissue to the underlying skin. This process helps to release the tension pulling the scar downward, allowing the skin to regenerate and the scar to gradually elevate.

Benefits of Subcision:

  • Improvement in the appearance of depressed acne scars
  • Smoother and more even skin texture
  • Minimal downtime compared to more invasive procedures
  • Long-lasting results with proper skincare maintenance
  • Suitable for all skin types and tones

Risks and Considerations: 

While Subcision is generally safe and effective, it's essential to be aware of potential risks and side effects, which may include:

  • Temporary bruising, swelling, and discomfort at the treatment site
  • Risk of infection or scarring, though these complications are rare
  • Mild redness or discoloration, which typically resolves within a few days
  • Sensitivity to sunlight during the healing process
  • Possible need for multiple treatments to achieve optimal results, depending on the severity of the scarring

What to Expect: 

Before undergoing Subcision treatment, you'll have a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Liu to discuss your goals, assess your candidacy for the procedure, and develop a personalized treatment plan. The procedure itself typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size and number of scars being treated. After the procedure, you may experience some bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort, which should subside within a few days. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately following the procedure, though it's essential to follow any post-care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to ensure optimal results.


Subcision is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment option for improving the appearance of depressed acne scars and achieving smoother, more even skin texture. If you're interested in learning more about this procedure or scheduling a consultation, contact us today to take the first step toward saying goodbye to acne scars and hello to renewed confidence.

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