By - frank0peter
I got subcision about 6 months ago but got it done on VERY small areas of my cheeks, so it's hard to say if it helped at all. It certainly didn't make it worse though, which is more than I can say for microneedling. Microneedling made my skin go from relatively soft indentations to super rigid and harsh indentations.
I got the subcision done at a dermatologist clinic that only does acne-related things once a week (cancer/serious issues on all other days), so I assume the doctor wasn't very experienced.
He only did very small areas because he saw that I was really nervous about it, and he also implied that only certain scars that i had were "tethered." I don't know if that's true, or if it was a cop-out to not do more areas lol. For context, my acne scars are REALLY bad. It's pitted pretty deeply all over my cheeks.
Overall the experience was much less scary that I thought, but again he did very small areas lol. The recovery was insanely easy and painless too. I didnt feel any pain even when the numbing wore off that day. I did have to take antibiotics for 14 days after which SUCKED tho bc of nausea/side effects from that. Months later, I don't see much of a difference. But I will say that I do believe it has potential to work well if you get it done by a skilled person.
I was in the same boat as you where I honestly found NOTHING helpful online about subcision, even though it's so widely recommended these days. Even though my comment is really not helpful, I hope it bumps up your post so that more people see it and can comment about their experience.
I'm still genuinely curious and eager to see people's before/after pics or testimonies, because there's literally nothing online that has been helpful.
Thanks for the reply, did u do any laser and micro needling to help ur scar as well.
Was it microneedling with or without RF that made your scars worse?
Subcision only helps in lifting of scars but won’t do anything for the hard edges of the scars. For that you need to do high power co2 on edges of scars. Cross for knocking the walls of icepick scars.