OTHERS | Subcision


Say goodbye to your scars through 'subcutaneous incision', also known as 'subcision', is used to treat rolling acne scars, as well as some depressed acne scars. At the CLINIC, subcision is a simple surgical procedure performed by our registered doctors under local anesthesia. 


A subcision treatment is a great option for a patient who has depressed, or deep, facial acne scars. While other acne scars may appear red and disappear over time, depressed acne scars can be permanent, as the scar tissue is interwoven with subcutaneous fat layers.

  • Acne scarring
  • Rough skin


A needle is inserted parallel to the skin surface in order to detach the rolling scar from the deeper skin. The principle of this procedure is to break the fibrotic strands, which tether the scar to the underlying subcutaneous tissue. The depression is lifted by the releasing action of the procedure, as well as from connective tissue that forms during the course of normal wound healing.



Subcision is performed under local anaesthesia. A needle or small scalpel is inserted to run parallel to the skin's surface. The instrument cuts the bands of tissue that tether the skin to deeper structures. The skin visibly lifts once these bands have been released, smoothing the skin surface's appearance.


  • Subcision may be performed alone or as an adjunct to other procedures like fillers, chemical peels, fractional laser, etc.
  • It usually requires at least 2-4 sessions, rolling acne scars response particularly well to this technique, with progressive improvement over time, which can be seen as less shadowing.
  • There will be intense swelling for 2-3 days and bruising for 7-10 days. 
*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.


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