Indian Journal of Dermatology

Year
: 1997  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 211--214

A Study Of 7 Cases Of Depressed Facial Scars Corrected By Subcision


Subrata Malakar1, Sandipan Dhar2 
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Seven (7) cases of depressed facial scars which included depressed distensile acne scars, depressed bound down scars of acne excluding deep ice pick scars, and scars of varicella constituted the study group. The scars were treated with a new method named subcuticular undermining. A tri-bevelled hypodermic needle was inserted through a puncture in the skin surface and its sharp edges were manouevered under the scar. The depression was lifted by the releasing action of the needle maneuevere and from connective tissue that forms in course of normal wound healing. Approximately 50% to 80% improvement of all the scars were noticed. Patient’s compliance was highly satisfactory. Subcision is an appropriate, option in depressed scars of black skin (Type IV-Type VI) where dermabrasion and medium-depth and deep chemical peeling are contraindicated.


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Malakar S, Dhar S. A Study Of 7 Cases Of Depressed Facial Scars Corrected By Subcision.Indian J Dermatol 1997;42:211-214


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