Improving Dog Bite Scar on Face of a Two Year Old?
- Asked by moongirl0719 in Brooklyn, NY
- 4 years ago
My 2-year-old daughter was bitten by a dog 4 months ago. He punctured a tiny hole in the valley between her nose and cheek. Based on size, location and infection prevention, the doctors didn't stitch. I polysporined it and it healed quickly. But she was left with a hypertrophic scar in that spot.
Initially, it was raised, thick and red. I've applied Kelo-cote for 3 months, the color has improved greatly, and the skin is somewhat softer. But it's not completely gone - it's like a tiny "bubble" - particularly when she winces it pops out. What can I expect scar-wise for her? Will it flatten and smooth out?
Improving thick dog bite scars
Dog bite scars on the face can be improved with a combination of pulsed dye laser, fractional laser, and percutaneous scar release (PSR).
Dog bite scar
Dog bite scar
A dog bite scar may be able to be revised at a later date. It is still early, and I would give it at least a year to mature before deciding on what if anything can be done for the scar.
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