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A 51-year-old female asked:

I have scab from my facial surgery. i've been using vaseline for 2 weeks now but scab is still there. how long should i apply vaseline? should i just leave it alone? im trying to avoid scarring. thanks?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Unfortunately, scars from injury or even surgery are permanent, and do not change with "vasoline", but on occasion, a plastic surgical approach can make a replacement scar look less obvious.
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