Patients interested in facial plastic surgery often worry about scarring on their faces, especially when it comes to a facelift procedure, wanting to avoid facelift scars. When a board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Santos performs a facelift the chances of extremely visible scarring is low. Along with using non-invasive techniques, Dr. Santos will screen you to ensure that you are not susceptible to scarring.
For those who do have more visible facelift scars, there are many options to prevent and treat surgical scars. Immediately following surgery, Dr. Santos recommends using a proprietary scar protocol that aids in reducing the final amount of scarring. This sets your skin up for optimal healing.
If you have old facelift scars from previous surgeries that you want to treat, esthetic procedures can help. Treatments like microneedling, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing can reduce their appearance. Even for scars that are not overly visible, these procedures can help improve the texture and pigmentation of the scars.
When Dr. Santos performs a facelift surgery, he takes every precaution to avoid facelift scars and treat your incisions following surgery. To schedule a consultation with Dr. David Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.