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How to remove wound marks from face

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Dead Cell???: Can you be more descriptive of what you mean by a 'dead cell'? If you're asking about wound healing, dead cells are eventually sloughed as the healin... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 16 years experience
Ok to go: Stitches are only removed when the wound has healed adequately that there is little risk for reopening. The face is a relatively low stress area of sk... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Scar and makeup: After an injury that required sutures, the wound is stable enough for makeup after about 15 days. At that point, there is adequate tension across the ... Read More
Dr. Steven Harris
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
After wound healing: Sometimes, after stitches are removed the wound is still not healed completely. If there are scabs or any drainage, apply Bacitracin ointment or vasel... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Maderma: It could be of some help.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Usually sutures: Are removed from facial wounds 4-5 days after placement. Leaving them longer risks permanent suture marks.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Do not apply: Would suggest that you stop applying any type of topical and see your dermatologist. Avoid sun exposure.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Color change in mole: the discoloration where you had a mole may be pigment changes after you had surgery in the area and may be normal. You should probably have the docto... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Good news is...: The god news is it was a localized melanoma, removed, and you are home free now. Suggest seeing your doctor (derm or facial plastics) back very soon b... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Ok to call doc: In general wash the wound with soap and water, pat dry, and hairdryer. Okay to call your doc for more wound care and follow up appointment. Okay to as... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Wood
Hand Surgery 28 years experience
Your : Your description of color changes with position of the shoulder and head is consistent with thoracic outlet syndrome. This occurs when nerves or bloo... Read More

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