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Suggest treatment to get rid of stitch mark after injury

I ran into a wall corner which created a vertical gash in the eyebrow area. I got 3 stitches which I took out in 4.5 days. For the last two weeks after removing the stitches, I have been applying Neosporin and wearing a stretchy fabric band aid over it to protect it from the sun as well as anything else. I have just started to press on the area and it still feels a little sore. A red line and a little depression where the gash was appears to still be there (no scab) Is it alright to start massaging the area with Mederma or other ointment? Can I continue to wear the band aid or should I move to silicone sheets? I want to do everything possible to minimize the scarring.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Silicon based sheet or gel can be used to clear off post injury scar.
Take Vitamin C tablet daily for two months.
This Will help in faster recovery.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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