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How to remove a scar caused by stiches?

Asked by Hafsa 3 Rep.

I was 1 year old when i got a head injury. Then the doctors got some stiches. Now i want to remove scars of stiches and i am now 16 years old. What should i do to remove them?

Hafsa answered
    Dr. Schultz 1.86K Rep.

    Hi there, thanks for your question. Scars caused by stitches are usually what we call hypertrophic scars. They are often raised, firm, and they start out pink or red and then become white. For removal options, I recommend speaking with your dermatologist. If you’re looking for an at-home treatment to reduce the appearance of your scars, I suggest using a scar gel available at your local drugstore. Alternatively, try vaseline or another lubricant, and firmly rub on the scar for 15-30 seconds, three to four times a day for a few weeks and that may reduce its appearance. Because you’ve had your scar for a long time, it will be more difficult to make it disappear without the help of a dermatologist.

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