Why do I have tiny pimples after face lift? (Photo)
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Eruptions after a Facelift
Skin eruption after a facelift
Skin eruption after face lift
I am sorry you have this eruption.
It can be from hormones, surgical soap, tape or a skin infection.
The chief concern would be infection, especially since it is spreading and appears red.
Contact your surgeon and arrange to be seen promptly. You may need antibiotics.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
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Herpes is an option
This type of breakout could be an acne breakout, a viral breakout, or even a more serious infection. The skin in the picture looks quite red and inflamed. I would recommend getting in to see you physician as soon as possible in case antibiotic therapy is needed. Good luck!
Acne / Pimples after Facelift
Sometimes an outbreak of acne occurs following a facelift operation, especially in younger patients that have sebaceous, oily skin. Inflammation of the skin can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, while the bandages and occlusive ointments used around the time of surgery can block pores. If you are older than 30-35, however, it is more likely that you have an Acneiform eruption. Acneiform reactions are a variety of skin conditions that strongly resemble acne except the lesions are more uniform in nature. They are often caused by infection, rosacea, hormonal abnormalities, and certain medications. I would return to your surgeon to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope this helps. Best wishes.
Occasionally younger patients will have the development of acne shortly after a facelift.
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