Temple Scars? (Photo)
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Revised nocible scaring after face lift... What is my next step ?
Tension is the best ally for thick scarring. When revising a scar, if the new gap of tissue is significant, then the thick scaring is most likely to reappear. Your current condition corroborates that fact.
The best steps are:
Wait until the redness disappears. Usually 1 year. If the redness is still present, then laser treatments may help vanishing the red pigment.
If this does not work, then you may consider tattooing. There are some medical tattoo specialists that may be able to blend the scar, by matching the color of your skin.
Finally, if that does not work, hair transplant may be the last resort.
Wishing you the best in your journey
My temple scars are noticeable even after scar revision surgery. What can I do?
Thanks for your question.
You are early after your revision so it will take a few more months to see how the scar revision finalizes.
In the interim, I would make sure you massage your scar in a linear manner and apply a good sunblock on it every day, no matter what. This will help the scar fade and soften. Once it is no longer pink, you can decide whether you like it or not. If it is still too noticeable, you could try another revision, but this time bring the temple hairline forward to reduce any tension at closure. You could also have hair transplants placed into the scar to camouflage it.
I advise my patients to use a coverup makeup known as Dermablend. You can find it at Dermablend.com.
This will keep the scar covered nicely as you heal, so you don't focus on it so much and can live your life a little more normally.
Continued Scarring post Revision
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If the temporal hairline facelift scar is very visible after healing has occurred ( 1 year) revision scar could be necessary. After the first revision, scar could be visible as when the initial facelift was performed. If a secondary scar revision is necessary, it would be prudent to wait for at least 1 year to do so ( time required or the scar to fully mature). Temporal hairline facelift scar revisions are usually done in a way that the temporal hair grows within the scar, thus binding the scar. For doing that the surgeon cuts the skin in an inclined angle so the hairs grow through he scars.
During the healing process, patients may use scar creams to improve the healing process. In my practice, facelift patients are recommended to apply Neocutis Bioserum Scar Cream on their facelift incisions.
What are your choices? One would be to re-excise and re-close again. If you are lucky, it will heal better. I don't think tension is going to be an issue particularly if you wait six months or so and only excise the scar. In the meantime, you might try BBL lasers or IPL lasers with or without micro fat grafting to try to improve the color and indentation respectively. Finally, you might go get another opinion from a well respected cosmetic surgeon nearby. Good luck and let me know if I can be of further help.
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Scars after facelift
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