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Massaging to Get Rid of Scar Tissue?

My 3 year old bumped her forehead on the window sill about 2 months ago. The skin was not broken, just bruised across her head in a thin 1 inch line. The bruise has since healed but there is now a half inch slightly red mark with underlying scar tissue. When she raises her eyebrows it looks indented. Will massaging the area help to get rid of that scar tissue?

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Bruised not broken skin

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If the skin was not broken it most likely will not scar. Apply lotion and sunscreen to the area daily and keep it out of direct sunlight for a while. Since she is only three the bruised area will fade away with time.

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