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How long must you wait to color your hair after a facelift?

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How long must you wait to color your hair after a facelift?

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Follow your surgeon's instructions on this issue, but I let my patients color their hair around 10 days after the surgery.

A. Guerra, MD

Aldo Guerra, M.D.
Scottsdale, AZ

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You should wait at least a week to ten days after all sutures are out and the incisions are well healed before coloring your hair after a facelift.

R.T. Buchanan, MD

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Hair Color After Facelift:

I generally ask my patients to wait about two weeks to color their hair after a facelift and preferentially about 3 weeks if possible.

R.J. Rohrich, MD

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The timing can vary, but it is usually safer to wait on coloring your hair for about 3-4 weeks after your surgery. Be a little cautious near any hairline incision with your first coloring.

Michael P. Vincent, MD, FACS

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I suggest that patients color their hair before a facelift. In fact, some elect to try a new color and cut immediately before a facelift. That way, when they debut their new look, they can truthfully say they changed their hairstyle, and that is why they look so great.

M.M. Law, MD

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