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How long does it take for surgical scars to heal?

How long does it take for surgical scars to heal?

Scar healing: Surgical scars are healed when they turn white and this varies with the location of the scar and the type of closure. This process usually takes about a year, however some scars are red and raised years after surgery. These scars mat require treatment such as steroids, pressure helped mature scars as does silicone, if you feel your scar is not healing consult your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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How long does it take for c-section scars to completely heal? Can they re-open?

How long does it take for c-section scars to completely heal? Can they re-open?

Weeks: Scars achieve the majority of their healing potential by 6 weeks from the time of repair of the incision. However, this time could be prolonged if you have health problems which would delay healing. A scar is never as strong as uninjured/normal skin. It is possible for a scar to reopen, but after six weeks this is very unlikely without significant stress to the scar. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal after acne surgery?

How long will it take to heal after acne surgery?

Depends: The duration of healing depends on how the surgery was performed. If the scars will be removed and sutured closed, you should be fairly well healed within two weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your skin to heal after dermabrasion?

How long does it take for your skin to heal after dermabrasion?

Weeks to months: Most healing occurs within 2 weeks but "final" healing can take 6-12 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take a surgical incision to heal?

How long does it take a surgical incision to heal?

4-6 weeks: At 4-6 weeks 90% or so of the strength in the incision has healed. The wound will continue to modify for the rest of your life. Thus scars fade with time. ...Read more

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How long will it take surgical wounds to heal?

How long will it take surgical wounds to heal?

Depends: Most wound healing is determined by a whole bunch of factors. Typically, they type of surgery, how big the incisions are, if ere was infection at all, other. Heinie diseases like diabetes and your age (along with several other factors) determine the average length of time. Expect at least two weeks for basic healing and six to eight for more complete wound healing. ...Read more

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How long does it really take for a laparotomy scar to heal?

How long does it really take for a laparotomy scar to heal?

At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks for initial healing, but scars will continue to fade even months after this especially if they are kept well moisturized and out of the sun. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from cataract surgery?

How long does it take to heal from cataract surgery?

Healing after CS: Healing after cataract surgery is usually very quick: depending on pre-operative risk factors (diabetes, h/o trauma, flomax (tamsulosin) use, general health), intra-operative issues (any vitreous loss), and post-operative issues: any wound leaking, infection, etc. Complications are rare: vision improves usually ...Read more

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How long does it take for neosporin to heal a scar?

How long does it take for neosporin to heal a scar?

It will not: It's an antibacterial ointment to fight infections. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eczema to heal fully?

How long does it take for eczema to heal fully?

Avoid cause: Avoid any skin irritants ie harsh detergents, soaps, cleansers. Protect the skin with good moisturizing. You may need steroid ointments to clear active lesions . These should clear the lesions pretty fast say around a week with the good skin care but avoid eczema with good skin care. ...Read more

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How long does it take for facial fractures to heal?

How long does it take for facial fractures to heal?

Long Time: Bone healing happens very slowly. At around 6 weeks, fractures have enough strength to tolerate some load and enough mineralization to show up on an x-ray. However, the remodeling process takes up to 18 months and the bone is slowly getting stronger the entire time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for C-section scar with dissolvable stitches to heal?

How long does it take for C-section scar with dissolvable stitches to heal?

Six weeks: Most dissolvable sutures will dissolve around 6 weeks, by which time your own body's scar tissue will have formed enough that you do not have to worry about tearing which is why you are usually advised not to do heavy lifting for 6 weeks post-op. However, the healing continues for months after as the body remodels scar tissue and softens/fades the scar. It can take 1-2 years. ...Read more

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How long does it take for mini laparotomy to heal?

How long does it take for mini laparotomy to heal?

At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks, but healing continues even after that. Only your doctor will be able to clear you for activities based on how you are healing and what specifically was done. ...Read more

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How long does it take a c-section scar to heal?

How long does it take a c-section scar to heal?

Depends: The scar itself is waterproof in 2 days but most surgeons don't recommend swimming or soaking in water for 2 weeks. Scar maturation however ( the process from injury to well healed and normal scar) can take 12-18 months. Sometimes longer. Most obstetricians like patients to wait 6 weeks before heavy lifting or strenuous activity. My abdominoplasty patients are given the same restrictions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scratches to fully heal?

How long does it take for scratches to fully heal?

Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bunionectomy to totally heal ?

How long does it take for a bunionectomy to totally heal ?

Depends: On procedure, age and healing ability. Bone normally takes 6 weeks to heal if stabilized properly. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for nerve grafting to heal?

For how long does it take for nerve grafting to heal?

Nerve grafting: Nerve grafts typically heal in about two to three months however the nerve regeneration through the grafts can months and sometimes up to two years. ...Read more

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How long does it take Achilles to heal after surgery?

How long does it take Achilles to heal after surgery?

Depends : On what was done in the surgery but be patient because anything to achilles takes a while. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an open wound to heal on face?

How long does it take for an open wound to heal on face?

Rapid Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more