Subcision - Breaking Underlying Scar Fibres
The Rolling Scar Treatment
Rolling scars are very wide scars where the base of the scar are held down by bad collagen fibres. These scar fibres when freed, will allow the skin contour surface to rise. These kind of scar usually arise from acne that involves a larger zone. Commonly, it affects the cheeks more than other regions.
Subcision uses either a needle or blunt cannula to break these bad scar fibres that are responsible for tethering down the skin. It is common to have some swelling or bruising which acts to lift the base of the skin away from the treated areas such that it does not get pulled down by the bad scar fibres again.
Post Scar Revision Results
Rolling scars will be lifted and become less obvous. Ultimately, they are converted to be more shallow scars - box car scars.which can be effectively treated by the Time Freeze laser
We recommend all patients with rolling scars to have at least one session of subcision. and thereafter the Time Freeze laser to further even out the skin surface contour.
The Time Freeze laser is crucial to then improve the final contours.
Dr Sin Yong Recommendations
Whenever we are dealing with rolling scars, it is always pertinent to do a thorough subcision at least once. This is usually accompanied by bruising and swelling.
This thorough process undermines all the bad scar fibres and allows the rolling scar to be freed such that it can elevate. Subsequent treatments will usually involve the time freeze laser for further improvement!