How Do I Prevent from Getting a Scar?

Baby fell and cut his nose on the border of a drawer and cut a little open

Doctor Answers (2)

Cuts and scars in children Los Angeles

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Speak to a plastic surgeon early to avoid short and longterm complications with scarring. Sometimes, these scars/lacerations will need sutures or repair. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Scar prevention

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If there has been a cut through the dermal layer, then there will be a scar.  The quality of the scar will depend on what took place after the cut- meticulous repair will give the best likelihood of a small thin scar, along with following instructions post repair.

Amy T. Bandy, DO, FACS
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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