Are there any products available to reduce Facelift scars and speed up healing?
Recommended Over-the-counter Scar Treatment After Facelift?
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Recommended over-the-counter scar treatment after facelift?
If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself.
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OTC Scar Treatment
Most Facelift Scarring Heals Without Intervention
When this scenario arises a variety of treatments have been utilized. These include topical vitamin E, mederma, scarguard, silicone gel and a variety of lotions and creams. Although these agents are popular, most of the data regarding their use is anecdotal.
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Facelift scars can be improved and made better
Facelift scars should be treated aggressively to give you a lifetime of satisfactory results. I treat many facelift scars with pulsed dye laser, early neosporin application, and fractional laser skin resurfacing.
Scarguard, Silicon Sheets, Mederma, Vit E
Any scars after surgery can be improved by proper care after surgery. Immediately after surgery clean the incisions with peroxide and apply bacitracin several times a day. After the stitches come out use Vit E lotion or cream to massage the scars daily for 3 months. In some cases where a scar starts becoming raised then immediately start using silicon sheets every night, or Scarguard or Mederma.
Neaclear Scar Advantage for scars
Thank you for your question.
I would recommend the product Neaclear Scar Advantage. It promotes optimal scar healing with ingredients such as liquid oxygen, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamins A & D, cortisone, and silicone. You apply the product a few times a day and should see scar reduction in a less than a few weeks.
Scar creams after facelift.
In more than 30 years of facelifts, I have never had a patient with noticeable scars in front of the ears that required any cream. The surgery makes the scars not noticeable except for the initial redness which is easily covered with cover-up makeup for the first few weeks.
In general, Facelift incisions by a qualified, reputable, board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon should heal very nicely. The reason: blood supply in the face is excellent. Scar creams, although they may provide some piece of mind to the patient are of questionable therapeutic value to a normal healing facial wound. If the incision looks questionable, application of a silicone based cream may be helpful.
Silicone gel for scar treatment
Many different manufacturers produce silicone gel preparations with a variety of additives. I prefer the ones with sunblocks. However, additives may result in a higher risk of allergic reaction.
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