Five dent looking scars from Chicken Pox: Costs of removal? (Photos)
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Subcision Combined With Collagen Production Stimulating Volumizers Work Well For Chicken Pox Scars
Subcision, a procedure, performed under local anesthetic, that entails using a sharp needle-like device is first inserted to break up the scarred, heavily fibrotic tissue that makes up the base of the scar. Immediately following, a small amount of volumizing material is injected into the potential space just created by the prior procedure. An immediate lifting is seen and the area can be smoothed flush with the surface resulting in the immediate, gratifying improvement seen. As an added plus, six to eight weeks later, neocollagenesis (new collagen formation) occurs in response to both the subcision procedure and the presence of the volumizer--contributing to a much longer lasting improvement. The entire procedure takes no more than five minutes to perform, requires no scalpel cutting or stitches and entails no significant downtime.
If necessary, either immediately following the subcision, or at a subsequent treatment session, a volumizing filler, such as Radiesse can be injected directly underneath. This not only results in immediate lift and smoothing, but itself also stimulates additional new collagen synthesis four to eight weeks down the road. Prices vary according locale of treatment, size and number of scars, and whether volumizer is injected, and may range from $375-$225, depending these factors. Consultation with a board certified aesthetic, core physician with extensive experience with these approaches is important.