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What is the best way to remove finger nail scratches from your face?

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Plato's Scar Serum for a scratch mark on the skin

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Dark pigmented finger nail marks can be improved with scar creams such as Melarase PM and Plato's Scar Serum. If the scar is indented, lasers may be indicated.


Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Finger nail scratches on face

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I would recommend applying Aquaphor healing ointment to be applied several times per day in order to aid the healing of the skin from the abrasion caused by the scratches. Healing can vary upon multiple factors such as the mechanism of injury to the depth of the damage done to the skin. I would also recommend making an appointment for further evaluation.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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