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Subcision (break the scar tissue mechanically) ?

 BEST FOR: deficient, flat midface

  COST: from $500

 DOWNTIME: 2-5 days

Mechanical destruction of the fibrotic tissue bands, tethering the skin inside. Under local anesthetic. Patient can hear “pop” of the releasing of the skin. For old and persistent scars few procedures are requires. Often great combination with filler to create a “basement” of the defect and good moisturizing and collagen stimulating environment for the new tissue formation.

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Steroid injections?

 BEST FOR: too much scar tissue (hyper trophic or jelloid scars)

  COST: from $150

 DOWNTIME: zero to 1 day

Steroid injections suppress proliferation and therefore “shrink” hypertrophic or kelloid scars in size. 

TCA or phenol peeling?

 BEST FOR: superficial and widely spread scars

  COST: from $500

 DOWNTIME: 1 week

Deeper peels cause destruction of the damaged skin, which then being peeled off (like a snake peels their old skin) with growing new skin instead. The peel takes time to recover and care with sun avoidance (risk of too much pigmentation) and do not take off the crusts (they are like a natural “incubator” for growing new healthy skin). 

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