Health Topics

Wounds and Scars

All cuts heal with a scar. If good care is given to a scar early while it is healing, the result will be a less notable scar. Scars continue to mature and change for up to 12-18 months. During this time there will be pinkness in the wound. The final quality of the scar is determined by the wound itself, inherited skin healing qualities and how well the wound was cared for.

The following steps will help you care for your child's wound.

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After the Cut is Repaired

If Your Child Has Stitches

Improving the Appearance of the Scar

Activity After a Cut, Wound or Scar


Last Updated: 10/2012