When you get a facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, you’ll need to practice diligent post-operative care while you heal from the procedure. Caring for incision scars is a normal part of facelift recovery, and this will ensure that the scars fade and blend in with the skin.
While the scars left over from the facelift incisions are pink and healing, do not expose them to heavy sun, and make sure that they’re well-protected with sunscreen. Because these scars will be more vulnerable to damage, protecting them will keep the tissue in the area safe during the facelift recovery process.
Dr. Kathy Rumer is a board-certified plastic surgeon whose years of experience have helped her understand the best methods for facelift recovery and scar care. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Rumer and learn more, contact our office.