A 50-year-old female asked:
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punch biopsey 4 stitches out 12 days ago. mid 2 pinched bad while in. pulled an ugly new crease on arm thats still there. killed pinched skin, that came off after stitches-made wider scar. what to do?

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Dr. Sue Castleman
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Punch biopsy scar: twelve days of healing after a punch biopsy is a relatively short amount of time. Even if it isn't a perfect looking scar now, it will likely "fill in" more over time and start to fade to some degree so that is is less noticeable. There are some topical enzyme or essential oil treatments that may help.
Answered on Jul 30, 2014
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your md: I would let the doctor that did the biopsy know and have him/her take a look. Usually giving it time and keeping it out if the sun will fix a lot of these small issues. Likely the crease will even out, but let your MD determine what if anything needs to be done
Answered on Jul 30, 2014
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