Carbon Dioxide Assisted Subcision in the Treatment of Adherent Localized Scars
Journal of Surgery
Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018, Pages: 78-81
Received: Apr. 19, 2018; Accepted: May 21, 2018; Published: Jun. 12, 2018
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Georgia Lee SK, Department of Medical Practice, TLC Lifestyle Practice, Singapore
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Modified subcision assisted with Carbon Dioxide insufflation is described in 2 patients; one with post acne scar and another with adhesion following liposuction. Both subjects have satisfactory results after 3 fortnightly sessions. The Carbon Dioxide flow controlled by the flow rate and procedurist’s maneuvering adjusted to the size and positon of the scars help to separate the underlying fibrotic bands allowing the reach beyond the length of the subcising device; in this case being a 30G ½ needle. The results and recovery is being compared with traditional subcision and possible benefits of Carbon Dioxide assisted subcision are discussed.
Carbon Dioxide, Scar, Subcision
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Georgia Lee SK, Carbon Dioxide Assisted Subcision in the Treatment of Adherent Localized Scars, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2018, pp. 78-81. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20180603.15
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