Q. I hit my forehead against a wall and got a scar. Can I treat that scar?

Answered by Dr. Shanza Ikram and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M


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Hello doctor,

I hit my forehead against a wall and had a small cut on my forehead and now it has healed and it looks like a scar. Will I have a permanent scar?

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Welcome to icliniq.com.

First, you need to understand that scar treatment depends on its depth and lenght. Whether your scar is permanent or not, it is very important to evaluate it. Mostly scar lightens and becomes equal to the surrounding skin with passage of time. However, scars which are deep becomes permanent. Such scar will not go away with any creams or gels. Best treatment for permanent scar is reversal by plastic surgery or it could recover to some extent with C02 laser.

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