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After the stiches removed from the face wound when can you put some make up on the scar?

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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Scar and makeup

After an injury that required sutures, the wound is stable enough for makeup after about 15 days.
At that point, there is adequate tension across the scar to tolerate gentle manipulation (i.e. application of makeup). Furthermore, you can hide the scar with a makeup called DermaBlend which you can use until the scar has faded a bit

In brief: Scar and makeup

After an injury that required sutures, the wound is stable enough for makeup after about 15 days.
At that point, there is adequate tension across the scar to tolerate gentle manipulation (i.e. application of makeup). Furthermore, you can hide the scar with a makeup called DermaBlend which you can use until the scar has faded a bit
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: After wound healing

Sometimes, after stitches are removed the wound is still not healed completely.
If there are scabs or any drainage, apply Bacitracin ointment or vaseline until the wound is scab-free and not "leaking." At that point, it should be fine to apply makeup. Use sunscreen on any fresh scars to keep them from darkening for the first 6 months and massage with cocoa butter or Mederma to improve the scar.

In brief: After wound healing

Sometimes, after stitches are removed the wound is still not healed completely.
If there are scabs or any drainage, apply Bacitracin ointment or vaseline until the wound is scab-free and not "leaking." At that point, it should be fine to apply makeup. Use sunscreen on any fresh scars to keep them from darkening for the first 6 months and massage with cocoa butter or Mederma to improve the scar.
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