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What is subcision for acne scars?

Audrey Kunin, MD
Dermatology
In subcision, the dermatologist undermines the acne scar with a sharp instrument such as a tiny scalpel or needle. Subcision helps break fibrous bands of scar tissue that are creating tension between the epidermis and deeper structures and also helps induce new collagen formation.

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