Minimizing Mini Facelift Scarring

Regardless of what plastic surgery procedure someone gets, they will need to get incisions. There is no way around a plastic surgery procedure without it. Even minimally invasive procedures like the mini facelift require incisions in the facial and neck area. The surgeon has to have access to areas such as muscles, fat, soft tissues, and skin. This is necessary to alter the lower face and the upper neck. This probably leads you to wonder, what can I do to minimize scarring? What can my surgeon do to minimize scarring? Are there any natural remedies to reduce scarring?

Put You and Your Health First

It is absolutely crucial that you make your health a number one priority. It is scientifically proven that a person with exceptionally good physical health will heal faster after a surgical procedure. The better your health, the better the chance you have of minimal scarring. There are various ways that you can improve your health, like changing your diet. A diet with right amounts of vitamins and minerals will improve the quality of your skin and your ability to heal. You can add vitamins and supplements to your daily diet. Your daily water intake is also very important for your overall health. It has been proven that hydration directly affects the look and feel of one’s skin.

In addition to diet and hydration, exercise will also provide an additional boost to your health. If you decide to undergo the mini facelift procedure, your skin will adapt better and quicker if you are taking care of yourself.

Know Yourself

Surgery is also very specific to each individual. People will react differently to surgery. It is important to be aware of some of your genetic histories.  This will give you a better understanding of your body and how quickly it heals and how well it scars. With this information, your surgeon can better plan their surgery based on your specific needs.


Some patients will experience some discoloration because of their scars. There are ways to treat this discoloration and give you even better results, but you should know if you are going to produce a small or large amount of scar tissue. This will give your surgeon a better idea of the different kinds of treatments you may need after your mini facelift. It is recommended that you wait several months after surgery before you get any type of discoloration treatment. We should point out that any scarring will be hidden by the surgeon in the natural contours of the face.


Microdermabrasion can be used to increase the results of a mini facelift and help with scarring and pigmentation. According to the ASPS, this treatment uses a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. Microdermabrasion helps to improve the tone and texture of your skin and even out scars. Again, as mentioned above you have to wait for several months after your procedure to have this treatment done. You can also let your surgeon know you are interested in this procedure and plan ahead to have it done!

Medical Paper Tape

Medical paper tape is a lightweight, breathable paper tape that can help ensure incisions don’t turn into large scars. After a mini facelift it can be used to relieve tension around the incisions. It can also help speed up the healing process and help flatten scar tissue. Medical paper tape helps your scars appear less noticeable and finer.

Massage Therapy

This technique is another alternative to more complex procedures. This alternative method increases blood circulation, which experts say speeds up the healing process and prevents the scar from breaking open. Massages also reduce stress and tension in the body. Massages can only be used once a patient’s incisions have healed completely.

Vitamin E

This vitamin is known for its role as an antioxidant and its ability to prevent free radical damage to specific fats that are critical for your youthful looks. In addition, it’s also crucial for scar development. Vitamin E can be used topically and in supplement form. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before using any type of Vitamin E.

In addition to all the above treatments and methods, it is imperative that you choose the best surgeon. That is what we at the Aesthetic Institute of New York and New Jersey can offer you. Dr. Slupchynskyj can give you the best possible outcomes from your procedure and reduce scarring. Dr. Slupchynskyj has the training to create breathtaking results while reducing tension on the incisions.

If you’d like to learn more about the mini facelift, you can schedule a private consultation. During your initial meeting, our surgeons will provide you with all the information you need about the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

To schedule your mini facelift consultation, call 212-628-6464!