Asian blepharoplasty; scar still red? (Photo)
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Red scar after Asian blepharoplasty
Goretti H. Taghva MD
Visible scar after 4 months
Typically incisions look very good by this time however redness of the incision can still persist at this stage. This is particularly true of younger patients especially if those younger patients have slightly thicker skin and oily skin. I would not use any special scar treatment's. Just give it MoreTime and I'm sure it will do well in the long run.
Chase Lay, MD
Snowberry93,It looks like normal postop healing. Scars and redness tend to be most pronounced for 6 months before fading. Sunscreen is important, but silicone gel can cause irritation. A trial of a low strength steroid cream may be used but its use should be monitored. Cheers,
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Red incisional scar
Hi there. Greetings from the UK! I always tell my patients that it's not uncommon for some residual redness and bumpiness to remain for 6 months or so. The scar is still mouldable for the first 12 months following surgery but it's most mouldable for the first 3-6 months. I'm personally not a fan of Bio Oil and typically recommend Kelocote or Dermatix silicone gel applied three times a day with aggressive massage for the lumpier areas. So at 4 1/2 months it's still within normal range. Your photo isn't particularly great but I don't think it looks particularly hypertrophic to necessitate steroid cream/ injection. Best wishes. David
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