Dermal Grafting | San Jose, Mountain View, San Mateo
Dermal grafting is a technique that is combined with subcision for acne scars and other depressed scars. Subcision involves making a tangential incision beneath a depressed scar to release the tethering of the scar and induce new scar formation to lift the depressed scar up over a series of treatments over many months. In contrast, dermal grafting occurs immediately following the subcision of the scar and results in an immediate and more dramatic correction of the depressed scar.
Dermal grafting begins with an excision of skin from behind the ear followed by suturing of the donor site area. The removed tissue is then divided into small discs that match the width and depth of each of the depressed scars. The discs of skin are then inserted through the subcision incision to fill the depressed scar for an immediate correction. Since each scar is treated individually, there is a high success rate with a single session.