Healing Facelift Scars: Products

When it comes to healing facelift stitches, I’ve found that there are several options, each with its own benefits. From my experience and research, Bio-Oil, Vitamin E oil, and ProCikel Gel are all popular choices, each offering different advantages for post-surgery skin care.


I like Bio-Oil because it’s a versatile skincare product specifically designed to improve the appearance of scars and uneven skin tone. It contains a mix of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base, which helps to hydrate and nourish the skin. Bio-Oil is lightweight and non-greasy, making it easy to apply on sensitive post-surgery areas. From what I’ve read, many people report significant improvements in their scar appearance after using Bio-Oil consistently. The key ingredients, like Calendula, Lavender, and Rosemary oils, along with Vitamin E, work together to soothe the skin and promote healing.

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil is another excellent option I’ve come across for healing facelift stitches. This oil is renowned for its antioxidant properties, which help to protect and repair skin tissue. When I used Vitamin E oil, I appreciated its thick consistency, which provided a protective layer over my stitches, keeping the area moisturized and reducing the risk of scarring. However, I’ve also read that pure Vitamin E oil can sometimes cause skin irritation in some people, so it’s essential to do a patch test first.

Scar Gels

ProCikel Gel is a product that my dermatologist swears by for its effectiveness in scar management. It’s a silicone-based gel that creates a protective barrier over the scar, promoting a moist healing environment, which is crucial for minimizing scar formation. I found that ProCikel Gel is easy to apply and dries quickly, leaving a smooth, invisible layer over the stitches. This gel can help flatten and soften scars over time, and it’s particularly beneficial if you’re looking for something that doesn’t feel oily or greasy.

I have found it not an easy product to find here in the USA or Canada. I therefore did a deep dive and found these alternative products that provide the same active ingredients and therefore similar benefits.

Procikel Alertnatives: Other Product LINK

Personal Preference

From my personal experience, choosing between these products depends on your skin type and specific needs. If you prefer a lightweight, hydrating option, Bio-Oil might be your best bet. For antioxidant benefits and a thicker protective layer, Vitamin E oil is great, but be cautious of potential irritation. If you’re looking for a non-greasy, clinically-proven option for scar management, ProCikel Gel (see alternativesLINK as per above) could be the most effective.

In my case, I started with Bio-Oil for its hydrating properties. I use this 3 times a day when I am working on massaging my stitch lines. Afterwards I put on a thin layer of Procikel Gel for its added benefits. I put this on 2 to 3 times a day and definitely before I go to bed for its overnight benefits.

It’s always a good idea to consult with your surgeon or dermatologist to determine which product is best suited for your specific healing process.

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