How long will it take for my scars to fade after mini face lift? (Photo)
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Incision healing after a mini facelift
Needs more time
Laser can help, as can silicone sheeting.
A revision can help, but optimally should wait about 9 to 12 months after surgery to let this settle down.
The revision will need underneath support as just tightening the skin alone will cause spreading scars.
Redness in Post-auricular Facelift Scars
With time, your skin and soft tissue should relax with a reduction in redness. Topical application of silicone gel may help with a reduction in redness for now. Some silicone gels are commercially available. In the USA, Silagen makes a nice product that is well tolerated by even sensitive patients. Later, laser therapy may be of some benefit.
Eventually, you may need to consider a scar revision procedure if this scar appearance does not improve to a satisfactory level. Consult with your physician about your concerns and try to remain positive. I agree that I would postpone any revision surgery just now. Allow for further recovery first and try some of the non-surgical options. Hope this helps.
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Also, it could take up to six months before the skin redrape to the new contour, so you may want to postpone a revision.
I hope that helps and good luck.
How Long Will it Take Scars to Fade After a Facelift
The #scars from a facelift mature within six to twelve months from the surgery date. With your surgeon's permission, you may be able to begin using scar management products. But is best to confirm such with your surgeon before using. It is during this time that the rejuvenating effects of the #facelift will become apparent and the real result will be seen. If you have certain concerns about the procedures and #healing process, it is recommended to call your board-certified surgeon or their medical staff and discuss those #concerns.
Scars Healing After Mini Lift
Thank you for your question and pictures. Unfortunately some patients do take longer to heal than others, please seek advise from your PS as these may be formation of hypertrophic scars. Treatments such as steroid injections or laser treatments could help, I would suggest waiting for 12 months before considering any scar revision surgery. All The Best