Two days ago I fell and hit a tile floor very hard. I hit my head and now have a large laceration from my hairline halfway down my forehead. I am really scared that I am going to have a really bad scar on my forehead and don't know what to do about it. Everyone keeps telling me that it won't be that bad, however the expression I get when they first see me says otherwise. What can I do to my fresh wound to keep it from being to terrible. I still have stitches and should get them taken out in three days.
The appearance of a scar often depends on the nature of the injury (sharp versus blunt) and the healing genetics of the individual. Scar maturation takes many months. One a wound has been sutured, local care with topical antibiotics helps. The avoidance of ultraviolet radiation by limiting sun exposure and topical sunscreens is also useful. The continuous use of silicone gel sheeting over a scar has also proven to be effective.
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