What's the best options for my four year old who punctured her top lip?
Given the complex nature of your daughter's laceration, I think it is healing nicely. I agree that she would benefit from a consultation with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to figure out how to proceed. Resurfacing procedures can begin around six weeks while a formal scar revision, if needed, would have to wait 6-12 months. Overall, though, her early result is encouraging. I hope this information is helpful for you.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
Scar on Lip After Trauma
This likely needed to have been sutured by a dermatologic or plastic surgeon the day it was cut. Right now it has developed a scar. The scar can easily be treated with lasers, even this early in the stage of healing. However, she may need a surgical scar revision. I suggest coming in for consultation or finding someone who speciliazes in scar treatments, the earlier the better. Best, Dr. Emer.
I am sorry that your daughter was injured. Wounds can improve dramatically on their own. However, I think your best bet is to seek the opinion of a respected dermatologist or plastic surgeon. They should be able to educate you about your options.