Post scar subcision instructions
Scar subcision is a minor surgical procedure, performed by doctor in the office. Results are permanent and immediate, but final result will be in 6-8 weeks when a new collagen is formed. To ensure best possible results, it is important to comply with your doctor recommendations.
Ice application on the operated site on the day, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs for 5–7 days.
Avoid making it wet (water proof dressing from pharmacy).
Hydrogel patch is advisable daily and silicon based gels – stratamed is usually what we use at the clinic.
Keep area moisturized after the wound is healed with aloe vera gel, creams for sensitive skin of your choice.
From Day 3 – to Week 6
Start prescription derivative from vitamin A cream and other medications which your doctor prescribed, at night. Make sure to wash it well in the morning.
Gentle massage of the treated area for few minutes (ideally for 5 minutes 5 times/day) , as tolerated. Particularly try to massage off any lumps and bumps you may feel.
Diet ideally should include high in vitamin C, proteins, fiber and zinc. Avoiding sweets, alcohol and tobacco.
- If any of the lumps/bumps start to grow or other concerns – please, let your doctor know, send the photo and arrange review consultation. It is a small chance of kelloid scar, cyst formation, which much easier to treat at the early stage.