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How long does it take for surgical scars to heal?

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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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