Can I improve the scars following facelift surgery?
The scars following face lift surgery are variable and depend on the extent of surgery. Generally they are hidden in the hairline and around the ear. Simple techniques such as massage can help and I generally recommend Vitamin E cream. It is best to massage the scars once the scars have healed. It is reported that silicone can help soften scars and silicone can be provided as gel sheeting, silicone gel or silicone strips. In face lifting the gel is the easiest to apply. It is uncommon for abnormal scars to form but often it can take a year or so for the scars to fade. It is extremely rare to need to perform a scar revision following face lifting.