My 19 month old daughter fell 2 weeks ago causing about a 1/2 inch cut her forehead. Wound was closed together with butterfly bandage which she pulled off later and a scab formed. She pulled the scab off last week and now it's just a reddened indented scar. What are the best treatments for this and do you think this will be permanent? I have vitamin e capsules, maderma cream, silicone gel and sheets. Should I be using any of these products? Which one is best and should I be using more than one?
What's the Best Treatment for my 19 Month Old's Scar on Her Forehead?
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Toddler's facial scar
Treatment of Scar in 19 Month-Old
Time is on your side. Believe it or not, this scar will improve a lot on its own in terms of the indentation and the color over the next couple of months to a year. Most importantly, I would try and keep her from picking at the area and avoid sun exposure to the scar (if possible). Whatever doesn't improve on its own can be corrected at a later date with office-based treatments such as laser, filler and/or injections (depending on what the scar looks like). In the meantime I recommend daily to twice daily use of a silicone-based scar gel with sunscreen in it such as bioCorneum Advanced Scar Supervision or Kelo-cote Advanced Formula Scar Therapy.
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