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A scab just peeled off revealing a pink/red skin. What can I donow to a prevent a scar and help it blend in?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: Tincture of time

Always keep wounds scab free if possible by keeping them covered with white petrolatum (vaseline) or aquaphor ointment.
Your pink skin is what new skin looks like. I would protect the site from sun exposure and give it time to heal.

In brief: Tincture of time

Always keep wounds scab free if possible by keeping them covered with white petrolatum (vaseline) or aquaphor ointment.
Your pink skin is what new skin looks like. I would protect the site from sun exposure and give it time to heal.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Sun screen

Wear sunscreen spf-15 or higher until the pinkness is all gone [takes months].

In brief: Sun screen

Wear sunscreen spf-15 or higher until the pinkness is all gone [takes months].
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Don't mess with it

If the lesion is small and superficial (not deep), just leave it alone.
In most cases it will heal up without problem or a visible scar. The more you "mess" with it, by peeling the scab off or rubbing it, the higher the chance of it not healing well by leaving a scar or a visible blemish.

In brief: Don't mess with it

If the lesion is small and superficial (not deep), just leave it alone.
In most cases it will heal up without problem or a visible scar. The more you "mess" with it, by peeling the scab off or rubbing it, the higher the chance of it not healing well by leaving a scar or a visible blemish.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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