I am a 25 year old male and I recently have been assaulted, got hit with a weapon in the face, bled like crazy.
This gave me a nice gash in my left cheek that had to be closed with 6 stitches, a black eye, bruised cheek, 2 other smaller cuts near eye and jawline which also required stiches.
The wound is 4 days old now, very tender and red, the stitches were taken out on the 4th day (today).
I slab on polysporin so the wound is very moist from the cream and leave it on all day and night. As I understand this will diminish the the final scarring and help it heal faster.
Its a pretty decent slice about 1-2 cm long and a puncture in the middle, although its not a massive cut or traumatic wound it still leaves me looking pretty bad, the wound is fairly fresh though.
How do facial scars heal usually? what can I do to help it along beside polysporin or just leave it alone? I don't mind a small scar on my face but the less the better obviously.
I quit smoking/drinking, eating right, excersize regularily, which all help I think.
What can I expect? or do to help the potential scarring.
Thanks for a reply, never been cut like this before.
If you dont want to get laser surgery and there is always a risk with surgery.
If you go to any drug store. ( Walmart, CVS, Wallgreens etc)
They have a section for scars.
Ointments and Bandaid even makes a bandaid for scars.
I have EMU oil, and have used Mederma before which did help.
I have been applying Neosporin on it liberally since the day of the injury everyday (over a week now) but when I gently wash it it gets really raw and wrinkled, on a sheet the doctor gave me it states to let it air out for a while if this happens so thats what I am doing right now.
I am guessing that using things like EMO oil, and Mederma i should wait till the cut has fully closed and healed to a point where its no longer open?
Its really raw, so what should I be doing? use polysporin and let it air out for a while, when its ready use other products?