How to Minimize Scarring After Surgery - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

How to Minimize Scarring After Surgery

Minimize Scarring Morristown, NJ

Whether you are getting a tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, or breast augmentation, it’s safe to say that the last thing that you want to end up with is a bunch of scars. Even though you will likely have at least some amount of scarring after surgery, there are a few ways that you can minimize how severe they are, but how?

Avoid the Sun

The sun is basically your skin’s worst nightmare; especially when you want to avoid scarring. The sun will naturally darken your scars and make them more pigmented which can be hard to get rid of. While your skin is healing, make sure to avoid any direct sun contact. Additionally, if you do expose your scar to the sun later on, make sure that you apply a lot of sunscreen over it to prevent it from darkening.

Don’t Pick

The difficult thing about scars is that they itch while they are healing. Even though you may be tempted scratch your scars because they are itchy, it’s the last thing that you want to do. If you pick at your scars, it can interrupt the healing process which can make them a lot more visible.

Try Keeping It Moisturized

Another thing that you can do is keep your scar as moisturized as possible. As your skin is healing, if it dries out, it may cause the skin to crack which can increase the visibility of your scar. By keeping it moisturized, however, you can help to reduce the appearance of your scar while also avoiding any itchiness.

To learn more about how you can prevent scarring, contact us at our Chester office and call us at 908-879-2222.

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