Can subcision alone, without fillers, improve acne scars?
Does Subcision Without Fillers Still Improve Acne Scarring?
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Subcision without fillers for acne scars
I agree with the other two doctors. I think subcision has a place in the treatment of depressed acne scars but certainly the results are improved if you use a filler at the same time.
Subcision works very well for depressed scars.
Subcision is an excellent option in scar management, and holds its own regardless of other treatments/ like lasers/ fillers. However, a combination of treatments works best for acne scars, so it would be good to combine with other options like lasers/ TCA CROSS/ and /or fillers.
To answer your question, subcision without fillers can definitely improve acne scarring.
Subcision and Acne Scars
Acne scars can be very difficult to treat, depending on the severity and type. At its best, subcision helps to release the scar tissue making certain scars more amenable to other treatments such as filler. I think subcision is overrated and that there are other techniques that when well-utilized can get you excellent results without subcision. I recommend you consult with a board-certified dermatologist experienced in treating acne scars.
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Acne scars and subcision
Acne scars can be difficult to deal with. Subcision will only release the scar tissue, but soft tissue below the scar was lost and needs to be filled in some cases.
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