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My 3 Month Old Son Was Scratched by a Dog. Scar Prevention Options? (photo)

My 3 month old son was scratched by a dog while being babysat at his aunties. Of course mama was heartbroken, especially with this being on his face but after 1 stitch and lots of glue..the picture will show the result at 1 week and 3 days post injury. What would be the recommendation to prevent scarring? Is an infants skin more prone to better healing as it regenerates more frequently?

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Scars on children

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Children do well with facial scarring.  Redness may ensue, prompting early treatment with a pulsed dye laser.  If a depressed scar forms, early intervention with fractional laser may also help.

Web reference: http://www.surgery90210.com/cosmetic-dermatology/38/scar-revision.aspx

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