I had a facelift 2 years ago and the surgeon left me with a scar in my temple right in front of my hairline. It also distorted the shape of my hairline. The scar is white and noticable! What can I do?Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Some surgeons use an incision in front of the hairline in the temple region. This can sometimes leave a noticeable scar especially if your skin color is not very pale white. Sometimes this also distorts the shape of the hairline in the temple region. Even if the scar healed well it could still be noticeable in this region. This same kind of problem can arise after a temporal brow lift if the incision was not placed correctly.
A scar revision is not always the best solution to solve this problem. Because hair bearing scalp might have been excised during the surgery, the shape of the hairline might be distorted. There are several other options that can be used to address this problem.
The first and simplest is especially useful in patients who have a pale scar with darker skin. The color contrast between the scar and normal skin is a big contributor to it being noticeable. Permanent tattoo makeup can be used to place pigment into the scar and reduce the contrast with the skin.
The second option is to use hair grafting to reshape the hairline and to add hair in front of the scar. As the hair grows in the scar will be more hidden inside the hairline.