SUBCISION AFTERCARE: TOP 7 TIPS

Effective aftercare for subcision treatment is essential not only for achieving the best results but also for maintaining them long-term. Subcision is a procedure aimed at reducing the appearance of acne scars, particularly those that are deep and tethered. 

Therefore, here are detailed tips to help you care for your skin after undergoing subcision.

Sparrow MD provides extensive combination therapy treatments and guidance for acne scar after care.
Sparrow MD provides extensive combination therapy treatments and guidance for acne scar after care.

1. KEEP THE TREATED AREA CLEAN TO PREVENT INFECTION

  • Importance of Cleanliness: Firstly, proper hygiene is critical to prevent infection and subsequent complications that could impair healing.
  • Cleansing Routine: Furthermore, use a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser to wash the treated area twice daily. Pat the area dry with a clean towel instead of rubbing to minimize irritation.

2. PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT AFTER SUBCISION

  • Risks of UV Exposure: Additionally, freshly treated skin is highly sensitive to UV rays, which can degrade new collagen fibers and worsen pigmentation issues.
  • Protective Measures: Thus, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily, and cover the area with protective clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
Sparrow MD in Vancouver advises wearing a hat and sunblock for optimal aftercare post subcision.

3. AVOID INTENSE PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES TO REDUCE SWELLING

  • Why to Avoid Heavy Activities: Moreover, intense physical activity can increase blood flow to the area, potentially leading to excessive swelling and bruising.
  • Recommended Downtime: Therefore, keep activity levels low for the first 48 hours post-treatment. Gentle walking is acceptable, but avoid any form of heavy exercise until cleared by your provider.

4. USE COLD COMPRESSES TO REDUCE POST-SUBCISION SWELLING

  • Benefits of Cold Therapy: Furthermore, reducing swelling not only makes the healing process more comfortable but also helps the skin conform to its new contour without irregular swelling.
  • Usage Guidelines: Specifically, apply ice packs wrapped in a cloth to the treated areas intermittently, 10 minutes on, 20 minutes off, during the first 24 hours.
Follow the Sparrow MD aftercare guidelines to optimize healing after your subcision treatment in Vancouver.

5. FOLLOW DOCTOR’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBCISION AFTERCARE

  • Specific Care Products: Moreover, depending on the extent of your subcision, your doctor might prescribe or recommend certain ointments, which could include antibiotic creams or healing gels.
  • Application Instructions: Additionally, carefully follow the application guidelines provided, focusing on gentle application without massaging the area aggressively.
SparrowMD in Vancouver will customize an aftercare schedule following your subcision treatment.
Follow the Sparrow MD aftercare guidelines to optimize healing after your subcision treatment in Vancouver.

6. MONITOR FOR SIGNS OF POST-SUBCISION COMPLICATIONS

  • Key Symptoms to Monitor: Furthermore, be vigilant for any signs of abnormal healing such as persistent redness, increasing pain, or any discharge, which could indicate an infection.
  • Immediate Actions: Thus, report any adverse signs to your provider promptly to receive necessary interventions.
Schedule follow up treatments at Sparrow MD in Vancouver to optimize healing after subcision.

7. SCHEDULE REGULAR FOLLOW-UP TREATMENTS FOR SUBCISION

  • Continuity of Care: Finally, subcision often benefits from multiple sessions to fully release bands and generate new collagen.
  • Follow-Up Importance: Therefore, regularly scheduled follow-ups allow our doctors to monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed to ensure optimal results.
Sparrow MD aftercare treatments optimize healing after subcision.

ENSURE LONG-TERM SUCCESS WITH PROPER SUBCISION AFTERCARE

Adhering to these aftercare instructions will help you achieve the smoothest possible recovery and the best aesthetic results from your subcision treatment. Proper care post-procedure is vital for the long-term success of the therapy and the health of your skin.

For personalized care and tailored treatment plans, book a consultation today with one of our experienced professionals at Sparrow MD.

Sparrow MD consultations include guidance on aftercare.
Sparrow MD consultations include guidance on aftercare.

Medical Author

Dr. Zhai MD, CCFP

Dr. Zhai MD, CCFP

Dr. Jacqueline Zhai is a medical doctor with advanced training in aesthetic medicine. She is registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC). She is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine (CAAM). Dr. Zhai focuses on delivering natural results that are tailored to each and every one of her patients. She is passionate about providing her clients with the most advanced and up-to-date treatment options. Dr. Zhai and her team are constantly updating their knowledge and translating this into patient care. Dr. Zhai loves both the artistic and personal nature of her work. She dedicates her work to helping her clients look and feel confident at any age.

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