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Small shallow indented scar on 2 year old top of forehead


Hi there, my 2 year old had a scratch 3 months ago and I let it dry and scab, versus keeping it closed and moist (believed scab was best and didn't know better). Unfortunately, my little guy picked, or more dug the scab out, and it has left a small, slightly indented scar. I have been diligently, lightly massaging it with oils such as rosehip, vitamin e and cocoa butter and even raw honey, to keep it moist twice daily and keep sunscreen on it. My question is, a child this young, will these things typically fill in with time, or even move up more into the hairline, or should I look into scar sheeting, or consider laser when he's much older ... I just worry that it will stay forever although I do know that scars continue to mold and heal over the first year. Thank you for your response --Distraught Momma

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drgrossman


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New York, NY
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November 15, 2012 7:06 PM

At this point in time leave things alone and deal with it if need be when and if he is unhappy later in adult days.
Don't worry too much about it now.
Good luck from NYC. (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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November 12, 2012 5:51 AM

Best to allow the scar and your son mature. By the time he is in his early teen than you could consider possible scar revision. (more)
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