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Old 09-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #11
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I had them twice as a child, one set in my forehead, one in my eyebrow. I lost hair growth in my eyebrow from them, but not a terrible scar. The one on my forehead could be seen, for years in my youth, but pretty much became invisible in my teens, and you can barely find it now. I had them when I was around 2 and 4 years old.

Also one easy trick, vitamin E oil, straight oil is the best, or bust open the gel pills, put that on, and it really helps to fade even older scars.

Also I never minded my forehead scar, I actually found it kind of cool as a kid, it was one of the few that never bugged me at all.

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Old 09-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #12
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Also I never minded my forehead scar, I actually found it kind of cool as a kid, it was one of the few that never bugged me at all.
My DD was upset when I pointed out that the letter "i" is on her forehead, but I told her how special that makes her and how cool she is and now she proudly shows off her letter i. She also has a red dot under her right eye (which she's had since she was about 2) and that's another thing that makes her special.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:10 AM   #13
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DD got 4 stitches in march. So far it has healed up nicely and you don't notice it at first glance. But we are still not that far out yet and I hope it continues to fade.

Also, what they told me, is to keep it covered, mostly from sun exposure. And to get them taken out sooner rather than later(closer to 7 days than to 10). I guess the later time frame is when the stitches start to leave "track marks".
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Thank you everyone for your responses and pictures. DD smacked into the corner of a square post and the cut was very straight, but very deep, thru the connective tissue. The doctor did an amazing job with the stitches and the line now looks like its perfectly straight and should heal well.
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dd2 got 5 stitches last year(3.5years) from falling down the mountain trail:/ she has a teeny scar but you really have to look for it
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Maria, your daughter is beautiful! My son as has a scar on his forehead from a fall while we were on vacation (so no good choice of doc.) He has a white mark where is was, but his hair covers most of it. "Every scar tells a story" as my dad used to say. He had lot's of them.

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Kids heal crazy fast and scars fade! To help minimize scarring, keep the wound clean and uncovered and avoid NSAID use (anti-inflammatories help with pain but also inhibit healing and lead to scar formation). Also, If your daughter is anything like I was (a tomboy), she'll be proud of her scar.
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Thanks for the no-NSAID reminder, she has had 2 doses of children's tylenol, that's it. I won't give her anything else unless she is in obvious pain.
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Thank you everyone for your responses and pictures. DD smacked into the corner of a square post and the cut was very straight, but very deep, thru the connective tissue. The doctor did an amazing job with the stitches and the line now looks like its perfectly straight and should heal well.
Mine hit the corner of our cabinets, so a similar experience (but I don't think that deep, but I know it was deep enough that glue wouldn't have held). Required 5 stitches.
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