Would a scar have resulted even had I not picked at the scab?

5 months ago I was bitten severely on the leg. It was deep but did not require stitches. I now have an unsightly scar. On a couple of occasions I picked at the scab. I know this increases the likelihood of scarring, but given the severity of the bite, would a scar have resulted anyway?

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Most likely, a scar would have resulted regardless. There are many options for scars including scar revision with surgery and treatment with lasers, microneedling and PRP afterward. Please see a board certified dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Best, Dr. Emer

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