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How Long Does It Take for a Scar to Turn White?

hello my scar is still red after 6 months of surgery is it normal ? thanks alot

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Time for scar to turn white

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A scar can take up to 1 year to lose its color and turn white. That said, some scars turn into keloids which will remain red unless treated with cortisone injections &/or laser. I would have your treating physician assess the scar to make sure its healing properly. Also, fair skinned people have red scars for longer usually than those less fair.


Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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Scars mature and redness fades for a year or more

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Scars mature and redness fades for a year or more. Longer in children or those with a history of hypertrophic or keloids in my experience. To learn more about best ways to manage scars to minimize their present see below link.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Scar

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It can take a scar at least one year if not longer before they fully mature and fade. It can take longer in some patients. There are treatments that can help

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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