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On Labor Day 2009, my dog 'bit, nipped' my upper right lip, requiring an ER visit and sutures. The outer skin flap was torn, and a very small portion of the lining of my lip is gone.Although the area is healing well, I still bear a rather noticeable raised 'keloid type' scar which is vry upseting since I am a nurse, having to communicate and work with patients daily. My Plastic Surgeon saw me today, and has scheduled an appt. for January 2010. In the meantime, I am walking arouund with a raised scar on my lip. I am an African American female. What can I do in the meantime??

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October 8, 2009 4:09 PM

Keloid Scars are more common in A-A patients. They are also more common in traumatic scars, when compared to surgical scars. You may need scar revision in January. In the meantime try (more)
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