I just had my stitches taken out for a liposuction procedure. I currently use retin-a .04% micro for acne scars on my face with good results. I've read on here that retin-a works on scars but didn't see anything about recent, day old scars. thanks
Can I Use Retin-a on Fresh Liposuction Scars?
Doctor Answers (4)
Retin A on Fresh Scars
Scars will initially be red and a little raised, but over 3-6 months they usually get lighter in colour and flatten out.
Retin-A for Liposuction Scars
I would not advise using Retin-A on recent liposuction scars that have just had sutures removed. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Retin-A for scars?
If your liposuction incisions are still pretty new, often they will be red and will settle down on their own. If you have concerns, as your surgeon.
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Retin A not the choice for liposuction scars
You use the retin A for acne, though not to improve the existing scars in the cheeks. Topical tretinoin (retin A) is not a scar cream, though there are others on the market that are. Let your liposuction scars heal for four weeks, and then use Mederma or other proven products you can find.
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