How to Prevent Your Facelift Scars From Turning Into Something Scary - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

How to Prevent Your Facelift Scars From Turning Into Something Scary

Facelift Morristown NJOther than answer your door to some spooky trick or treaters on Halloween night, nothing is quite as scary as looking in the mirror after a facelift only to see a bunch of visible stars. Although Dr. Larry Weinstein makes it, so facelift scars are as concealed as possible by the hairline or behind the ears, there are still some things that you can do to prevent your scars from darkening in color and looking more noticeable if you pull your hair back.

Avoid the Sun

If you can, try to stay out of the sun while your scars are healing. The sun works to naturally darken the skin— especially scars— which can make them a lot more visible. If you have to be outside, make sure that you cover your scars in a thick layer of SPF and that you also wear a hat for an added layer of protection.

Use a Scar Cream

Another thing that you can do to make sure that your scars don’t get too dark is to apply a scar cream like Mederma which works to lighten scars from the inside out. Additionally, by applying a scar cream like Mederma, you can keep your skin moisturized which will prevent your scars from itching as they heal.

Avoid Picking

When you have a scar that’s healing after surgery, it can be itchy and just overall uncomfortable. Even though you may want to scratch and pick at your scar, make sure that you don’t touch it; the more you pick at it, the less likely it’s going to heal well an the more likely it will be more visible.

If you are worried about scarring after a facelift, just know that a little amount of scarring is inevitable and completely normal. To help reduce how visible your scars are, though, you can use the tips listed in this article. To learn more about facelift surgery and recovery, contact our Chester office and call us at 908.879.2222.

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