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Dermatology Research and Practice
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 685347, 4 pages
Research Article

Subcision: A Further Modification, an Ever Continuing Process

1Collage of Medicine, King Saud University for Health Sciences, Riyadh 103053, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Dermatology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh 11159, Saudi Arabia

Received 8 October 2012; Revised 16 November 2012; Accepted 30 November 2012

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Stinco

Copyright © 2012 Mohanned A. Alsufyani and Mohammed A. Alsufyani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Subcision is a surgical technique used mostly to manage depressed scars. Over time, many modifications to this surgical technique have been made by various surgeons in order to make it simpler and more effective. We report here a new technique that aims to combine the privilege of the prevention of penetrating the skin beyond the scar and maintaining a horizontal orientation, while taking the advantage of the ergonomics of having the dominant hand parallel to the skin surface and the cylindrical grip of a 3 cc syringe. The purpose of our technique is to make subcision more practical and easier for the surgeon.