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A 38-year-old member asked:

really deep knife cut on finger, is it going to scar?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: Depth is only part of the factor in whether you will scar. The location and your genetic tendency also contribues. Massage with vit e oil, cocoa butter and Mederma to prevent a scar.
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Open wounds = scar: Open wounds will heal with scar, surgeons attempt to reduce scar formation in their closure technique but can't prevent it. Lacerations on velar aspect of finger will usually heal with less scar as it is glamorous skin.

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Last updated Feb 18, 2015

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