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withaymmk
Columbia, SC

 
Subcutaneous Incision from Cyst; Healing Process


I recently had your stereotypical pimple on my right cheek that somehow (perhaps with my prodding) managed to get infected to a point my dermatologist called "cystic." Being so, she immediately went ahead and made a small incision in order to expel the contents (although, there was none). The incision has been healing for five days now, and I have been keeping in moist with a bandaid and neosporin, leaving the incision with what I would call a loose scab. While in the shower, this scab (which I had only washed once before, gently) seemed to just slide off my face with the heat and moisture in the air. Underneath, it's not painful, it's not bleeding or oozing, it's dry- however it's obviously not healed yet. It's healed at the bottom, but the "bottom-UP" process seems to be unfinished, because I'm left with an indentation as deep as the original incision. My dermatologist said there would most likely be no scarring, that the incision was not deep. What am I looking at right now? Should I expect re-scabbing? What kindof scar on average would I be looking at from something like this? Thank you.

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