3 Months After Upper Blepharoplasty, Scars R Irritated and Red, Oc - What is the Best Cream, Treatment? (photo)

3 months after upper blepharoplasty, scars are irritated and red, occasionally when squint - hurts a little. recently started itching..Problem is the my surgeon is in the States and I am back in the UK now. Need to find a solid advice as to how to make scars start fading and becoming more smooth, less textured. Please advise. Thank you.

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Blepharoplasty scars

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Thank you for your question about your blepharoplasty scars.

  • Visible blepharoplasty scars can take a year or more to fade.
  • Your scars are lower and longer than usual which is why they are so visible.
  • Wear dark glasses that block uv light. Sun exposure keeps the scars red.
  • Sun block and eye cream are fine if they don't irritate the eyes or the scar.
  • The scars do not look thick. Steroid is likely to make them wider and redder.
  • Concealer and make up are probably best as you wait for the blepharoplasty incisions to fade. Hope this helps. Best wishes.


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There is a lot of over the counter scar therapy you can use that can improve your scars. We have Bio Cornium, scar guard many other things that can improve. It takes 6-9 months for the scar to mature naturally.



Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Blepharoplasty scars

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Three months is still fairly early in the healing process, as scars will significantly improve in the first year. These scars should continue to improve over time.   It is important to keep these scars out of the sun as they heal.   Typically the outer portion of the scars heal last as the skin past the corner of the eye is a little thicker and takes longer to fade.  At this point you could try a silicone based scar treatment such as BioCorneum with SPF to help improve the appearance of your scar.  

Jessica Kulak, MD
Fairfax Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Scars after blepharoplasty

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I must say that the scars seem somewhat long, beyond the corner of the eye.  I recommend a sun screen and, perhaps, 1% hydrocortisone cream to the area on the cheek.  The scars will fade with time.

Talmage Raine MD FACS

Talmage J. Raine, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon

Scar after blepharoplasty

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At 3 months, it's still relatively early in the scar maturation process. I typically put my postop patients on BioCornium which is a silicone based gel with SPF. Just be careful not to get in your eyes. Gentle massage with your fingers will also help. Even in UK, you can still find reputable plastic surgeon for advice and treatment.

Best Wishes,

Stewart Wang, MD FACS, Wang Plastic Surgery 

Stewart Wang, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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3 Months After Upper Blepharoplasty, Scars R Irritated and Red, Oc - What is the Best Cream, Treatment?

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Hello! Thank you for the question! It is common for scars to fully mature for up to a year. In the meantime, there are a few things that may help to ameliorate your incision/scar. The most proven (as well as cheapest) modality is simple scar massage. Applying pressure and massaging the well-healed scar has been shown to improve the appearance as it breaks up the scar tissue, hopefully producing the finest scar as possible. Using ointment or Vaseline does well - avoiding creams and lotions to eyelids. Other things that have been shown to add some benefit, albeit controversial, are silicone sheets, hydration, and topical steroids. In addition, avoidance of direct sunlight to the incision will significantly help the appearance as they tend to discolor with UV light during the healing process.

If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself.

Hope that this helps! Best wishes!

Lewis Albert Andres, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Maturing Scars after Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

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I would recommend massaging the scars a few times per day. The mechanical motion can speed up the fading of the redness. Also, a silicone based gel cream once per day can speed things along. Hydrocortisone cream or strips with steroid (Cordran) can help with irritation or itching. They will get much better with time.


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