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Scar Healing Photos

Scar Maturation After
Double Eyelid Surgery

Typically, the eyelid scar appears slightly corrugated and dimpled immediately after suture removal, a distortion that disappears within several days. Even during early healing, the scar is difficult for others to visualize because it lies buried in the depths of the crease.

The redness fades gradually to pink over several months, to a white harilline by six months, to a flesh tone by one year, and to nearly invisible after several years.

5 days after
Shortly after suture removal
2 weeks after
Scar beginning to smooth
4 weeks after
Some milia (cyst) formation
6 weeks after
Milia resolving
2 months after
Scar thinning at middle
3 months after
Thinning extending nasally
6 months after
Most irregularity now gone
12 months after
Scar mature. Fading continues for several years.

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