Conversely, he notes, subcision targets fibrous bands of scar tissue that tether down scars, creating undulations of the overlying skin.
“So if you release those bands from underneath, that takes care of the deeper structural issue,” Dr. Bhatia says.
After subcision, he often injects hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite fillers to help normalize contour of the overlying skin. Conversely, he says, RF microneedling penetrates to a prescribed depth and heats tissue from underneath, making it a good choice for remodeling non-tethered acne scars at medium and deeper depths.
Dr. Bhatia is a Cutera investigator, speaker and consultant and Solta Medical consultant
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