Can I Get Scar Treatments Over Temporal Artery Ligation Sites?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m so pleased with the results from my temporal artery ligation!! I’m having laser treatment to minimize the blue veins on my temples via V- beam laser. I’m considering scar treatment at ligation points but only if it’s cohesive with the ligations I’m curious to know if laser scar treatment at ligation points would be safe or not. I’m concerned with undoing anything you did and wanted to check to see if it’s a good idea or not.

A: You would be perfectly fine to do any form of scar treatment at the temporal artery ligation sites. It will not cause any undoing of the underling suture ligations. They lie much deeper than the effects of any laser can reach.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon