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Dermatol Surg. 1995 Jun;21(6):543-9.

Subcutaneous incisionless (subcision) surgery for the correction of depressed scars and wrinkles.

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Orentreich Medical Group, New York, NY 10021, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A new method of subcuticular underming for the treatment of depressed cutaneous scars and wrinkles is introduced.

OBJECTIVE:

To define the newly coined term "Subcision" and to describe this minor surgical procedure for treating depressed scars and wrinkles.

METHODS:

A tri-beveled hypodermic needle is inserted through a puncture in the skin surface (hence, "incisionless" surgery), and its sharp edges are maneuvered under the defect to make subcuticular cuts or "-cisions."

RESULTS:

The depression is lifted by the releasing action of the procedure, as well as from connective tissue that forms in the course of normal wound healing.

CONCLUSION:

This technique is useful in treating a variety of cutaneous depressions, including scars and wrinkles.

PMID:
7773602
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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