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4 Simple Ways to Minimize Scarring From Your Cosmetic Treatment

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  • November 12, 2019
Scarring is a side effect of surgery, whether it’s for cosmetic purposes or not. However, there are a variety of ways to minimize or prevent scars after your treatment and make your healing process as smooth as possible.

If you are considering plastic surgery to address your cosmetic concerns, whether it’s a facelift or an abdominoplasty, choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon should be your first step. Not taking the time to make a carefully evaluated decision about your surgeon can lead to many undesirable consequences, such as:

  • Scarring
  • Nerve damage
  • Infection after surgery
  • Unsatisfactory results
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Higher costs

No matter what cosmetic procedure you are considering, be it a breast augmentation or liposuction, it’s critical to find a board-certified plastic surgeon whom you trust and who has the experience to meet all your particular needs.


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5 Factors That Affect Your RIsk of Scarring After a Cosmetic Treatment

If your cosmetic treatment involves an incision, then there will always be scarring. Even though these will fade over time, they may not disappear completely. The severity of your scar will depend on your skin’s repair response, which can be affected by several factors, including:

  • Age: The older you are, the less collagen you have in your skin, which means that scars will typically take longer to heal.
  • Health: Diseases such as cancer and diabetes can cause wounds to heal more slowly.
  • Weight: Patients who are overweight tend to experience poor blood supply in their adipose tissue, which can delay the healing of scars. If you are planning on having cosmetic surgery and you’re overweight, talk to your doctor about weight loss first.
  • Exposure to sun: For at least 6 months after your treatment, you should avoid exposing your scars to direct sunlight. Scars are very sensitive to the sun and can darken after excessive exposure.
  • Exercise: Doing any exercise that will put undue stress on your scars for the first 14 days after surgery will stretch them. Typically, you can return to your normal exercise routine after 6 weeks.


4 Simple Ways to Minimize Scars After Your Cosmetic Treatment

One of the biggest concerns amongst the patients at our Edmonton clinic following cosmetic treatment is if they’ll have a visible scar after the procedure. The good news is that most scars will fade away after some time. However, there are certain things you can do to minimize any of these blemishes after your procedure, including:

  1. Take proper care of your wound: During your recovery, make sure to change your dressing as instructed by your surgeon and try to avoid any activity that pulls the skin around your incisions. Remember: The less stress you place on the area, the better your chances of reducing any scars and the lower your risk of infection.
  1. Use silicone tape: If you have any scars from cosmetic surgery, you may want to consider wearing silicone tape. This can reduce the appearance of the scars by imitating the natural barrier of the skin and hydrating the skin. Wear it as often as you can for at least 3 months.
  1. Wear the recommended support clothing: After certain cosmetic procedures, such as breast surgery, you may be advised to wear special clothing to support the healing process. This will minimize movement of the treatment area and reduce scarring.
  1. Invest in certain creams. Certain natural creams, such as aloe vera and vitamin E cream can help reduce the visibility of scars. Always check with your surgeon if there are particular creams they would recommend and make sure to apply this daily to your scars.


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