Scarring Concerns After Facial Wound

Some types of facial wounds are more likely to leave a scar than others. These include: Jagged wounds on the face. Cuts on the eyelids. Cuts to the lips, especially if they cut through the edge of the lip. Stitches or other treatment may help prevent scarring. It’s best to get treated within 8 hours of the injury.

Scarring Concerns After Facial Wound

Scarring Concerns After Facial Wound

Some types of facial wounds are more likely to leave a scar than others. These include:

  • Jagged wounds on the face.
  • Cuts on the eyelids.
  • Cuts to the lips, especially if they cut through the edge of the lip.

Stitches or other treatment may help prevent scarring. It's best to get treated within 8 hours of the injury.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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