Subcision Acne Scar Treatment

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Subcision Acne Scar Treatment

Non-Surgical Effective Treatment for Severe Acne Scars

Causes Of Acne Scarring

People often get acne scars because of inflamed lesion on the face. In some cases, inflamed blemishes can occur when the hair follicle, or pore, becomes clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells. This gives rise to bacteria growing in the deep recesses of the pore. When that happens, the pore swells, causing the follicles to rupture. This trauma to the skin can destroy healthy skin tissue. The skin forms new collagen fibers to repair the area that has been destroyed by the inflamed pores. Unfortunately, the collagen fibers that are produced never look as smooth as before.

Types Of Acne Scars

The most common acne scars are depressed scars, also known as atrophic scars. They develop when there is a loss of tissue. Two common types of atrophic scars are ice pick scars and boxcar scars.

Inflammation is usually a good gauge to determine how severe the scarring may be. The more serious the inflammation, the more likely scarring is to occur. Serious breakouts that take a long time to heal may also increase the chance of scarring. Blemishes and other skin conditions that do not cause any inflammation such as blackheads and whiteheads, typically don’t cause scarring as there is no trauma to the skin tissue.

Sometimes, we see some pigmentation on the skin after the inflammation subsides. These are commonly known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, commonly referred to as PIH. This is a temporary discolouration of the skin, which will eventually fade off on its own. The healing process can be expedited with medications such as Retin-A.

How Does Subcision Acne Scar Treatment Reduce Acne Scars?

Acne scars are often very difficult to treat. While eCO2 Laser is excellent for treating acne scars, subcision acne scar therapy is a clinically proven add-on treatment which can help you see results faster. In this treatment, a special needle is used to break down stubborn scar tissue under the skin, freeing the acne scars and restoring the smooth contour of your skin.

Is Subcision Acne Scar Treatment Painful?

The treatment is usually done under local anaesthesia to ensure minimal discomfort.

How Often Do You Have To Repeat Subcision Acne Scar Treatment?

You should be able to see good results after the first session. Depending on the type of scar and how deep it is, the doctor may advise you to undergo a few more sessions to further reduce the appearance of the acne scars.

Anything To Take Note Of After Subcision Acne Scar Treatment?

Just like all other aesthetic treatments, you should avoid exposing the treated area to the sun. Should there be a need to go under the sun, ensure that you have applied sufficient sunscreen to avoid any possible complications.

Does Subcision Acne Scar Treatment Have Any Downtime?

You may experience some swelling and redness on the treated area. However, it should subside in a day or two. Follow the doctor’s post-treatment care instructions carefully and you should be on your way to a speedy recovery.


  • Improvement in acne scars, especially rolling acne scars

Best For

Acne scar sufferers who wish to target and treat acne scars with faster results.

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