hello my scar is still red after 6 months of surgery is it normal ? thanks alot
How Long Does It Take for a Scar to Turn White?
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Time for scar to turn white
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.
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Scars still red
Scars mature and redness fades for a year or more
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.
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