I am 27 days post op today and I swear my incisions look a little more red then they did like a week ago, there's no pain or itchiness or anything was just concerned about the redness
Do my Incisions Look Normal? (photo)
Doctor Answers 4
It's part of natural healing process....
your incision is going through natural healing process. The pinkness can take up to 9-12 months to settle. You should protect it with sunscreen with SPF greater than 30 during the first 3 months. You can also consider getting BBL type laser treatment to treat the redness earlier than later.
Scars take time to mature
Scars take about a year to mature and often go through a period of increased redness, itchiness, and more prominence at about 4-8 weeks after surgery. This is normal.
Try to be patient; there is an excellent chance that the scar will improve with time.
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As incisions heal, they will go through various stages of swelling, texture, and color. At 1 month, it is not uncommon to develop redness in incisional scars. It is not infected. It's just going through the normal process of healing. It will take up to a year or more for your scars to fully mature and fade. Be patient. Your scars will eventually look better. Thank you for sharing your photo and concerns. Best wishes.