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Subcision is commonly used on the face, particularly the cheeks, temples, and forehead, but can also be used on other areas of the body, such as the chest and back.

How long does subcision last?

Subcision results can be long-lasting, with some patients seeing improvement for several years. However, the duration of the results can vary depending on the severity of the scarring, the patient’s skin type, and lifestyle factors such as sun exposure and smoking.

Will it hurt?

Subcision is typically performed under local anesthesia, which minimizes pain and discomfort during the procedure. Patients may experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling after the treatment, but these symptoms typically subside within a few days.

Is subcision safe?

Subcision is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified medical professional. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, such as bleeding, infection, and nerve damage.

Avoid if subcision:

Subcision may not be suitable for everyone. Patients with certain medical conditions, such as bleeding disorders or keloid scarring, may not be eligible for treatment. Additionally, patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid subcision.

After treatment care:

After subcision treatment, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, direct sunlight, and extreme temperatures for at least 24 hours. They should also avoid using aspirin or other blood-thinning medications for several days to minimize the risk of bleeding. Massaging the treated area for a few minutes each day can help promote healing and improve the results.