How to reduce internal hardened scar tissue on upper lip after dog bite? (Photos)
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Hard Scar on Lip after Dog Bite
Laser therapy, Melarase PM, and Plato's Scar Serum
Best, Dr. Karamanoukian
I am sorry to hear about the dog bite, and that does look a fairly significant injury. It appears from the two pictures that you are healing relatively well. The lump that you are feeling could a result of several things. It could be a deep, dissolvable suture that is commonly used in deep lacerations. This can take up to 6 weeks to dissolve, these are usually placed to provide strength to the closure. It could also just be scar tissue formation at this point, which I would expect to continue to improve over the next 6 months, you are still pretty early in the healing process. Less likely it could be related to trauma of a minor salivary gland and is creating some swelling. I would suggest follow up to get a proper examination to determine the exact cause and if any further treatment (steroids, fractional laser) would be helpful. Good luck.
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