The Scar Kit, developed by aesthetics company Intraline, features a revolutionary new type of cannula, designed by Mr. Olivier Amar. This cannula gently treats both the cause and appearance of depressed scars. Indented scars have fibrous tissue that develops under the injury, tethering the skin to underlying tissue and pulling it downwards. Mr. Olivier Amar’s GTI Cannula, developed in partnership with biomedical company Sterimedix, is blunt-ended to protect delicate tissue but can gently cut through the fibrotic strands. This process allows the previously tethered scar to spring upwards and at the same time, stimulates collagen production. As the cannula is withdrawn, a tiny amount of hyaluronic filler is deposited precisely into any remaining indentation. The superficial skin defect can immediately look significantly improved.
Treatment of small facial scars or other minor defects using the subcision technique is often performed using a sharp needle of small blade. Sterimedix in partnership with Dr. Olivier Amar, designed a Grooved Tipped Injection Cannula; a smooth cannula with a precision manufactured groove in the tip. The cannulas tip gives greater control as it passes through fibrous tissue for the treatment of small scars or defects.
The smooth cannula reduces the risk of damage to important structures, but it will still sever or disrupt the higher density scar tissue. After the subcision, the GTI Cannula® can then be used to inject Intraline Dermal Filler in the space under the elevated skin.