Subcision, Punch Excision, Punch Elevation and Punch Grafting for acne scarring

Subcision, Punch Excision, Punch Elevation and Punch Grafting for acne scarring
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Subcision, Punch Excision and Elevation & Punch GraftingA combination of treatments are often used in conjunction with our acne scar removal treatments.

What is subcision, punch excision, punch elevation and punch grafting?

Subcision is beneficial when acne scarring has left ‘depressions’ or ‘divots’ on the skin’s surface. The procedure involves breaking up the fibrous tissue under the scar which pulls the skin downwards.

Punch Excision, Punch Elevation and Punch Grafting are techniques where damaged skin is removed by excision of tiny areas of scarred skin, depressions in the skin are elevated, and undamaged skin (usually taken from behind the ear) can be used to repair areas if needed.

What happens during the treatment?

Local anaesthetic is used to numb the area so that the procedure is comfortable.

During this procedure, some bleeding occurs which is beneficial in assisting to raise the skin and flatten out the depressed scars.

After this treatment, the depressed or divot areas of the skin appear to be less deep, but there can be some associated mild swelling.

Recovery process

Swelling can take a week or two to settle.

When are results visible?

Results may not be seen for up to 6-24 weeks.

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Please Note:

*With all surgeries or procedures, there are risks. Consult your physician (GP) before undertaking any surgical or cosmetic procedure. Please read the consent forms carefully and be informed about every aspect of your treatment. Surgeries such as liposuction have a mandatory seven-day cooling-off period to give patients adequate time to be sure of their surgery choice. Results may also vary from person to person due to many factors, including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise. Before and after photos are only relevant to the patient in the photo and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience. Ask questions. Our team of dermatologists, doctors and nurses are here to help you with any of your queries. This page is not advice and is intended to be informational only. We endeavour to keep all our information up to date; however, this site is intended as a guide and not a definitive information portal or in any way constitutes medical advice.

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