I went hiking and got scratched on my cheek, near my nose. What should I do or use to prevent scarring? It has scabbed over. It's about 0.4 or 0.5 mm wide, about 1.5 inches long.
What Should I Do to Prevent Scarring from a Facial Scratch?
Doctor Answers (3)
Antibiotic ointments and scar fading creams will help
Multiple factors can contribute to developing a scar from an abrasion.
The first factor to consider is the depth of the initial injury.
if the wound extends into the deep dermis it is more likely to develop a noticeable scar.
In terms of wound care to decrease a possible scar it's probably best to have a physician review your medical history, examine the wound and recommend a treatment regimen
Keep it clean, protected from the sun and apply antibiotic ointment twice a day.
Keep it clean, protected from the sun and apply antibiotic ointment twice a day and make an appointment immediately with a dermatologist or plastic surgeion who specializes in scar treatment. Early treatment with lasers may be very helpful.