How Long After Surgery Should I Wait to Use Creams & Injections for Keloids or Hypertrophic Scars in a Face Lift Around the Ears
Timing To Use Creams & Injections for Keloids or Hypertrophic Scars in a Face Lift Around the Ears? (photo)
Doctor Answers (2)
Treating face lift scars with IIT and laser
I would begin IIT and vascular laser immediately to try and improve a facelift scar behind the ear. Treat early.
Hypertrophic Scars After Facelift
Based on this photo in what appears to be several months after a facelift, there appears to be a hypertrophic scar related to excessive skin tension at the time of closure. Although silicone based scar treatments may be of some benefit, I would hold off on steroid injections unless a true keloid appears (the scar grows in a botyroid fashion beyond its natural boundaries). However, in circumstances like this, scar revision is often the ultimate solution.
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