At what point should I be concerned about my incision still being red? I am 9 months post op. (photos)
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At what point should I be concerned about my incision still being red?
The reality is that everyone heals a bit differently, largely due to genetics. The pace at how these scars fade will differ from one person to the next. It may take more time in your case. There are many options for scar care like silicone tape and gel. Be sure to discuss your concerns with your surgeon. Good luck.
Thank you for your question
Scarring is very much an individual thing. I may repair everyone the same way and see many different types of scar. a general rule is that scars tend to look there best at the 18 month mark and the only real useful treatment is silicone tape or gel which advances the maturation of scars. It would be easy to apply a silicone gel to this area. that and Patience are all that is needed but be reassured that there isn't anything wrong
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Incision still red at 9 months
It can take over a year for scars to settle, for some people even longer. From the photos it does not look like there is anything wrong with the scar other than redness. Give it a few more months after then you may wish to see medical advice on how to improve the look of the scars.
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