When should I use scar cream after eyelid surgery?
We advise you to use a scar cream on the scars. You can start using the scar cream when all scabs are gone (after 2 weeks). Alhydran scar cream is for sale at our clinic. Contact lenses should not be worn until 2 weeks after the procedure.
How do you cover scars with blepharoplasty?
Use a Scar-Reducing Cream or Ointment
Your doctor may also use silicone dressings on the incision as it is healing. Talk to your doctor about treatments to minimize scarring, especially if you are prone to scarring. Other options include ointments or liquid applications that include steroids or vitamin E.
Can you use scar cream on eyelids?
Persons undergoing upper eyelid blepharoplasty incisions may benefit from the early use of a silicone-based scar cream, according to recent study results published in the Journal of Drugs and Dermatology. A silicone-based cream can reduce cicatricial and hypertrophic scarring.
Do eyelid scars go away?
But like any other surgery, blepharoplasty leaves scars. Although upper eyelid scars are almost unnoticeable, they still need to be appropriately cared for in order for them to heal as well as possible.
Is silicone gel good for scars?
Silicone gel may improve the thickness, color, and texture of scars, especially thick ones. Although early treatment is ideal, silicone gel sheeting may still be beneficial for older scars. Patients who wish to use silicone gel for scar management should apply it to the scar for 8 to 24 hours per day.
How do you massage an eyelid scar?
What to Expect
- Start massaging the area in a circular motion with two fingers along the length of the scar.
- Continue daily massage as instructed by your doctor.
How do you heal a scar on your eye?
How is Corneal Scarring Treated?
- Laser surgery, in which UV light is used to treat scarring.
- Corneal transplant surgery, in which the damaged portion of the cornea is replaced with donated tissue.
How long does it take for eyelid surgery to fully heal?
Prepare for your recovery time
Most people get back to their normal activities in about 10-14 days after eyelid surgery, but you should be prepared to take time off to let your eyelids heal. A good way to speed your recovery is to cover your primary responsibilities ahead of time.
How long does it take for eyes to heal after eyelid surgery?
Your eyelid may be swollen and bruised for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. The appearance of your eye may continue to get better for 1 to 3 months. Most people feel ready to go out in public and back to work in about 10 to 14 days.
How do you apply ointment after eyelid surgery?
The Maxitrol (antibiotic) ointment should be put on the eyelid skin incisions (if you have them) and in the eye at bedtime (if you have the incision there) as directed. The artificial tears are for use if your eyes get dry during the day. The ointment is for bedtime so that your eyes do not dry when you are sleeping.
How long do upper blepharoplasty scars take to heal?
Bruising and swelling may disappear within 2 weeks while the scars can take months to fade. During your recovery period, make sure to protect your eyelids from too much sun exposure.