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Undergo subcision for acne scars at Manhattan MedSpa

Subcision is a minor in-clinic surgical procedure that can be used to treat acne scars. The procedure involves inserting a small needle into your skin to release the acne scar from the underlying tissue. At Manhattan MedSpa, we have extensive experience in treating acne scars with the subcision method.

Scars from acne can be a frustrating and painful reminder of the acne breakout. Moreover, the scars left behind are tougher to treat than acne lesions. The acne scars develop as a result of the inflammation around the acne lesion.

It causes extensive damage to the surrounding skin tissue. Undoubtedly, acne breakouts and the resulting scars can dent your confidence levels. Dermatologists at Manhattan Med Spa possess extensive experience in treating acne scars with the subcision procedure.   

Overview of subcision for acne scars

Subcision, also known as subcutaneous incisionless surgery, is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure. The primary objective of this surgical method is to treat depressed acne scars. The acne scars treated by our dermatologists with the subcision method are typically rolling scars.

During the procedure, we will use a nokor needle, cannula, or hypodermic needle to puncture the skin’s surface. The sharp edge of this needle will destroy the fibrotic strands of tissue that are surrounding the top layers of the skin. Once this bond is broken, your skin will create a substantial amount of collagen. Moreover, you will notice a gradual improvement in your overall appearance.

Cost of undergoing the subcision procedure at our clinic

The cost of undergoing the subcision for acne scars at Manhattan MedSpa is as follows:

$750 for one session and $1990 for three sessions.

Things to expect during the subcision procedure

The subcision is usually performed in our clinic. It is an outpatient procedure, and you won’t have to stay overnight at our facility. Before commencing with the procedure, we will clean and disinfect the target area.

At times, we may apply a local anesthetic to ensure that you feel comfortable during the procedure. We will insert a needle horizontally into your skin, right beneath the scar. We will repeat the process depending on the size and shape of the scar. Once the procedure is completed, we will apply manual pressure through the ice.

Types of acne scar treatments that can be combined with the subcision method

One of the key highlights of the subcision method is that it can be combined with other treatments. Here are the common types of acne scar treatments that can be combined with subcision.

  • Dermal fillers
  • Laser treatments like Fraxel and eMatrix
  • TCA Cross
  • Chemical peels
  • Microneedling
  • VBeam Laser

Things to consider before undergoing Subcision

  • It is recommended that you avoid direct contact with UV rays
  • Do not wax the skin two weeks before the procedure
  • Don’t use retinoids and exfoliating products before the procedure

Typically, the skin heals a week after the subcision treatment. For more details on subcision acne scar treatment, consult with us.

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