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Hockey Puck Gash on Forehead. Options to Fix?

i was playing hockey and got hit with the puck in the forehead leaving a star shaped gash that needed 16 stitches and its still really bumpy and noticable, what can i do to fix this?????

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Wound care to get the best scar

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Dear Shattler, Sorry to hear about the puck to your forehead. You can  start off with the following:

  • If there is crusting around the cuts edges, these should be cleaned off with mild soap and water.
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  • After the sutures have been removed, use antibiotic ointment only sparingly and only on the raw areas
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  • keep the area covered until the raw areas have healed.
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  • For the next year or so, you will need to wear sunscreen everyday, especially if you head to Banff here the UV rays are intense.
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  • Seek a consult with a facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon (try Dr. Chris Doherty at Univ. of Calgary after a few months.
    • Dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, or scar revision are possible.

Best Wishes

Best of luck

Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fractional co2 laser skin resurfacing for a forehead scar

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Layered closure or layered scar revision surgery will help the scar in the early phase, followed by fractional co2 laser skin resurfacing.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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