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Scar Subcision

Scar Subcision: The Best Treatment for Spotless Skin

Scar Subcision

Scars, whether from acne, injury, or surgery, can have an impact on your confidence and self-esteem. Even though scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process, their appearance can vary widely, from subtle discoloration to raised keloids. It might feel frustrating that they won’t go away even after you tried AHA / BHA exfoliation.


No need to worry. Advancements in cosmetic dermatology have developed the scar subcision treatment that can greatly improve the appearance of scars and restore skin texture and tone. With this treatment, you’ll on your way to spotless, clear skin.

How Do Scars Form?

Scars form when the deeper layer of the skin, is damaged, triggering the body’s wound healing response. During the healing process, collagen fibres are produced to repair the damaged tissue, resulting in scar formation. Common types of scars include:


Keloid Scars: Keloids are raised, thickened scars that extend beyond the boundaries of the original injury. They are caused by an overproduction of collagen during the healing process and can be itchy, painful, and cosmetically bothersome.


Facial Scars: Scars on the face, whether from acne, injury, or surgery, can be particularly distressing due to their prominent location and potential impact on facial aesthetics.


Zit Scars: Acne scars, which result from severe or repeated acne outbreaks, can vary in appearance, including depressed (atrophic) scars, raised (hypertrophic) scars, or pitted scars (icepick scars).

What is Scar Subcision?

Scar subcision is a minimally invasive procedure that improves the appearance of depressed or atrophic scars, such as acne scars or surgical scars. It works by breaking up fibrous bands of scar tissue that tether the scar to deeper layers of the skin, allowing the skin to elevate and create a smoother surface.


During subcision, a specialised needle or blade is inserted beneath the scar tissue to break up fibres that binds the scar to deeper layers of the skin. This technique helps release the scar tissue, allowing the skin to elevate and create a smoother surface.

Benefits of Scar Subcision

Ideal candidates for scar subcision are individuals with depressed or atrophic scars, such as rolling or boxcar acne scars, who want to improve the texture and appearance of their skin.


Clearer skin: Scar subcision can significantly reduce the visibility of depressed scars, leading to smoother, more even skin texture.


Minimally Invasive: Scar subcision is a minimally invasive procedure that typically requires minimal downtime and discomfort compared to surgical options.


Suitable for Various Skin Types: Scar subcision is suitable for individuals with various skin types and can be performed on different areas of the body, including the face, chest, and back.

Recovery and Results

After scar subcision, patients may experience some mild bruising, swelling, or tenderness at the treatment site, that usually goes away after a few days. Most people can usually go back to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, although intense exercise and sun exposure should be avoided for a short period.


Results from scar subcision are usually noticeable within a few weeks, with continued improvement over time as collagen remodelling starts. While scar subcision can improve the appearance of depressed scars, multiple treatments might be needed to get the optimal result, depending on the severity and extent of scarring.

Combined Treatments to Optimise Effectiveness

Scar subcision can be combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as laser therapy, micro-needling, chemical peels or dermal fillers, to enhance results and address different aspects of scarring. You can read our other pages and see if other treatments may also be suitable for your needs.


Combining scar subcision with other cosmetic treatments offers a layered approach to scar management, addressing various aspects of scarring and maximising the potential for achieving smoother, more even, and more youthful-looking skin. 


Our specialist will assess your individual needs and recommend a personalised treatment plan tailored to achieve your desired outcomes.

Get Rid of Your Acne Scars and Skin Discolouration Today with A Klinik Signature

Schedule a consultation with our doctors and specialist so we can better inform you of your options and advise the best course of action for your needs. We will also analyse your skin condition during the consultation to identify your skin problems and prescribe the right treatment for your skin. Come visit our aesthetic clinic in Penang today!