Subcision: How to Take Care of Your Skin After Your Appointment
Cellulite: almost everyone has to deal with it at one point or another in their lives, and while it is completely normal and harmless, it can also cause you to feel self-conscious or worried about your appearance. When it comes to treating cellulite, there are many procedures, creams, and treatments that claim to be able to reduce or eliminate it altogether. While different treatments can work for different bodies, a newer procedure is gaining in popularity in the fight against cellulite. This treatment is called Subcision, and it is a minimally invasive procedure that can truly help your skin appear smoother and softer instead of lumpy and bumpy.
What is Subcision?
Subcision is a cellulite treatment that is done by inserting a small needle into the skin to break the fibrous tissue that can cause the appearance of cellulite. The needle can help to redistribute the fat cells under the skin, which can even out the skin’s appearance to reduce or eliminate cellulite. Subcision can also be done to reduce the appearance of acne scars, whether on the face or the body.
While this treatment is minimally invasive and is done as an outpatient procedure, it is important that you follow certain precautions and take care of your skin in order to get the most benefit out of your procedure. It is also essential to properly care for your skin after your appointment to prevent any side effects and help you get the best possible results.
What to Expect After a Subcision Appointment
After your appointment for a subcision procedure, your doctor will tell you some important things to know about aftercare. It is important to follow the instructions that the doctor gives you and be on the lookout for anything like an infection or side effects that don’t subside.
After Subcision, you may feel some tenderness in the areas that were treated, and you may experience bruising, redness, and itching. While this is an outpatient procedure, resting after it is important, so you may wish to take the rest of the day off of work.
After the procedure, keeping ice and pressure on the treatment site is important to minimize any bleeding or bruising. It can also help the area feel better by reducing tenderness. Anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen may help reduce swelling and pain. You may apply makeup to the area to cover up any bruising after the procedure, as well.
If you would like to learn more about subcision or to find out if you are a candidate for the procedure, please be sure to call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!