Is there any benefit to performing a subcision for a non-tethered scar?
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Scar treatment: fillers, subcision and/or laser resurfacing
Subcision is the surgical use of a small knife to release any tethering fibrous bands. If your #scar is not tethered, no need for subcision.
An easy procedure is the use of #restylane or #juvederm #filler. Most have a bit of local anesthetics in them which makes the experience more comfortable. I also use a topical anesthetic gel to make the experience an even more pleasant one.
Finally, a more invasive treatment would be laser resurfacing or its Sciton Erbium profractional component. It is more invasive and therefore, fillers should be done first.
Hope this helps!
Dr. Marc DuPere, Toronto plastic surgeon, office in Toronto and Richmond Hill
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No need for subcision if untethered
Juvederm to a scar
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