Subcision in Florida
The board-certified professionals at Suncoast Skin Solutions have been dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatological care. Our cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical approaches to medical and cosmetic dermatology provide our patients with natural-looking results that require minimal downtime and recovery.
What is Subcision?
When it comes to treating your concerns, our doctors need to know the full scope of your concerns before developing a treatment plan. This is no different when it comes to acne scars. Acne scars, also dubbed ice-pick scars or boxcar scars, are characterized by divets in the cheeks or other areas that have been affected by acne. These depressions in the skin are caused by a buildup of scar tissue that has tethered the surface of the skin to the deeper layers of skin underneath. Subcision works to disconnect these tethers so that the surface of the skin is elevated and a smooth surface is restored.
How Much Does Subcision Cost?
The cost of your subcision at Suncoast Skin Solutions is going to vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. To find out a more accurate cost for your subcision treatment, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our expert staff members.
What are the Benefits of Subcision?
There are many benefits to receiving subcision treatments at Suncoast Skin Solutions, including:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Reduces the appearance of acne scarring
- Restores a smooth and clear complexion
What Can I Expect During my Subcision Treatment?
Your subcision will be performed at your local Suncoast Skin Solutions office by one of our expert board-certified dermatologists. Before your subcision treatment begins, a local anesthetic will be administered to your treatment area. This is to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. Once numb, a special blade will be used to create a pocket beneath each scar that releases any tethering that may be contributing to the appearance of the scar. This process is repeated with each scar in the treated area.
What Can I Expect After my Subcision Treatment?
Following your subsicion treatment, you may experience mild tenderness, swelling, and bruising around your treated area. This is normal and typically resolves on its own within a few days of treatment. Following your subcision treatment, you may see up to a 30 percent improvement in your acne scars. Our dermatologists may recommend you receive a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve your desired results.
Is Subcision Right for Me?
If you're looking for a minimally invasive treatment to reduce the appearance of your acne scars, subcision may be right for you. The best way to find out if subcision is right for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. They'll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you get your healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. Ideal candidates for subcision are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results.
This procedure is only offered at our Punta Gorda location.