Subcision Boston

How Subcision Works

The procedure begins with insufflating the skin with a lidocaine mixture to numb the area. Then, using the microcannula, the subcutaneous layers are accessed to release scar tissue. Subcision effectively breaks fibrotic tethers between the subcutaneous fat and the dermis, which helps to elevate the scar and smooth out the skin surface.

Common Questions About Subcision

How Many Treatments Are Required?

Subcision typically requires several sessions to achieve optimal results. The exact number varies depending on the severity of the scarring and the individual’s skin condition.

Can the Skin Re-Tether?

Yes, it is possible for the skin to re-tether after subcision. To prevent this, Dr. Shanthala may recommend injecting dermal fillers post-procedure, which helps maintain the elevation of the scar tissue.

Enhancing the Results

Dr. Shanthala enhances subcision results by incorporating various treatments such as:

•Dermal Fillers: Sometimes used immediately after subcision to prevent re-tethering.

•Energy-Based Procedures: Combining subcision with radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, fractional and non-ablative lasers ensures deeper treatment and better outcomes.

•Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Exosomes: These are used to promote skin remodeling and accelerate healing.

Pre and Post Procedure Considerations

Before Subcision

Laser treatments may be performed before subcision to prepare the skin, making it easier to target and treat scars effectively.

After Subcision

Following subcision, treatments like RF or Ultraclear or CO2 or Fraxel laser therapies can be administered to enhance the benefits. Dr. Shanthala also employs techniques such as hydrodissection or microdissection for more precise adjustments in smaller areas.

Why Choose Shanthala MD for Subcision?

At Shanthala MD, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. Dr. Shanthala’s extensive experience with advanced techniques and her personalized approach ensure that each patient receives a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs. Our use of microcannula over more invasive devices like the Nokor needle minimizes the risk of complications such as hemorrhage or hematoma, reducing downtime and enhancing patient comfort.

Subcision, combined with our comprehensive suite of treatments, offers a powerful solution for improving the appearance of scars and achieving smoother, more youthful skin.

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