My 2 year old fell off a chair and got a cut on his forehead. Will he always have this scar, or will it fade over time? photo)
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Scar revision for the forehead in Los Angeles
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
My baby has a scar
Use a daily sunblock when your doctor says the wound is healed
Purchase a silicone based scar gel to apply onto the scar when it has healed. Use this for up to three months.
Massage the scar daily
Will he always have this scar, or will it fade over time?
The scar will improve with time. That is, it will typically look better in months and even better years from now, if it heals normally. If the scar does not improve or is aesthetically noticeable then a scar revision can be performed, The timing of the revision is best discussed during an in-person consultation with a facial plastic surgeon.
During the healing phase, silastic strips (Oleeva scar strips) covering the scar can help. Begin use after the initial wound is completely healed. A good website to purchase is linked below. I am not affiliated with the website, but I use their products for my patients.
I hope this helps.