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Tips To Reduce Scarring After Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Posted on 6/19/2023 by Dr McMurray
Tips To Reduce Scarring After Oral And Maxillofacial SurgeryThe prospect of scarring after oral and maxillofacial surgery might be frightening. While it is inevitable that you will have some degree of scarring following surgery, you may take measures to lessen the severity of the scarring. Scarring after oral and maxillofacial surgery may be minimized using the following strategies.

Scaring After Oral Surgery Can Be Reduced

After surgery, one of the essential things you can do to minimize scarring is to adhere strictly to your doctor's post-op care recommendations. The incision site must be kept clean, smoking must be avoided, and a diet rich in vitamins and minerals must be followed. Getting enough water and sleep is also crucial for recovery.

Silicone gel or sheets may be applied to the surgical site to help prevent scarring. These creams assist by keeping the skin supple and hydrated, reducing the likelihood of scarring. Your surgeon is the best person to advise whether silicone products are right for you. There is some evidence that massage treatment may assist with scarring as well.

The healing process after surgery may be aided by gentle massage, which increases blood flow, softens scar tissue, and reduces pain. Nevertheless, massage treatment should only be started once the surgical site has fully healed. Scarring from surgery may be reduced by using sun protection measures. The sun's rays may make scars and hyperpigmentation worse. This may be avoided by protecting the surgical site with sunscreen or by covering it with clothes or a hat.

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