I was bitten by a dog 1 year ago. He made a 'V' shaped scar to the left of my upper lip. I've had corrective surgery recently, but it is still obviously scarred. I wonder if anyone can advise me how best to deal with this? I hate the way i look now. Every time i look in the mirror i am upset.
Hello Delila. I recall the incident. Long tale short, no need to hate how you look. It is simply how we ourselves feel we should look or appear in the manner how we are perceived, and yes, it annoys and hurts. However, in my point of view, my closest colleagues, friends are people who are in the medical field and are dealing daily with burn, patients etc. No need to feel that you are this, that or the other. You are special, as we all are. Be well, and not to worry or fret, its simply not an issue. Regards pledge
Hello Delila! I'm glad that you asked the question, because this is right up my alley!! When I was 22 I was in a really bad accident and long story short, I was hit by a Drunk driver, he was in a dump truck, and my fiance at the time and I were in a little compact car, a pontiac T1000, he hit me broad side on the drivers side door and the glass flew into the left side of my face!! I ended up with a large hole in my cheek that was about the size of 50cent piece with smaller cuts that extended from the outer corner of my left eye to my upper lip and over to my nose. As you know, scars on your face can be very hard to deal with, and like you I hated the way that I looked and for a long time I would not leave my house.
I also had corrective surgery, I had it done twice, once the night of the accident where they took what was left of my cheek and actually filled in the hole so that my face would not be mis-shapened, then again about 12 years ago they removed some glass that was still left in my face and did some dermabrasion to try and smooth out the scar more, and BTW they removed 112 pieces of glass from my face the night of the accident! I had a wonderful plastic surgeon!! From the time that he removed the stitches he told me to use Vitamin E oil on my scar twice a day!! It actually helps to soften the skin and it can help to reduce the scar.
I understand how you feel!! When you have a scar on your face, and especially if you are a woman, you are very worried about what people will think or say when they see it. I used to think that everyone was stareing at me, but what my plastic surgeon taught me, and I realized that he was right, it looks much worse to you than it does to everyone else! Most people don't even notice my scar unless they are up close to me now, and with time, I actually don't remember that it is there. I wish that we could exchange pictures on here so I could show you what mine looks like.
I think that we are already friends on here, but if not I will friend you and please send me a private question so that we can talk more.
Hey Miss Delilah!
My Dr told me to get some fish oil liquid capsules. Poke a hole in the end of the capsule with a sterilized straight or safety, pin. Apply a few drops of the oils to the scar itself or to your fingers and rub it in thoroughly. You can do this several times a day. He seemed to believe it was just as good, if not better, than all those scar treatments. You could also go to a dermatologist and see what they have to recommend. Hope this helps! :)
Hello. Scars become lighter and less red as time goes by. My sister had a large scar from her eye part way down her cheek due to an accident as a child. Over time it became pale and then silvery in color. She has light colored skin. She has used makeup to cover the scar so that it blends in. Most people do not notice it. She dated a guy for a few months who didn't really notice it. He was surprised when she told him.
So it can be better over time. I would think for you every time your see it you think of the incidence and don't really see the scar. Perhaps you see what it represents and all the pain and sorrow connected with it. I am sorry this has happened. It was not your fault. My sister recovered and she remained a beautiful woman with or without makeup. She gained confidence as a young adult and remains that way, I believe you can do this too.
She has looked at corrective surgery and because it nicked the corner of her lower lid, they would prefer not to do it. It could look worse than it does.
The dermatologist has probably told you of various salves to use to lighten the redness. It does take time. Years actually. You will be fine. Keep smiling. Karen
Massage helps to break up scar tissue - use fish oil, Vit E, lotion, etc and massage it into and around the scar - a couple of times a day once the tissue has healed. I have a gel that I got at the drugstore to help scars fade that I massage into some scars on my chin and near my mouth. Over time the scars have faded quite a bit and are nowhere near as large. Wishing you the best -ElizaJane
Only have one thing to say beauty comes from within... so I no u r beautiful on the inside so don't stress about the outside for that is not important..some people are beautiful on the outside and r miserable an evil on the inside. So think of this the next time u look in the mirror for if u were not beautiful u would not be on this site helpine people... GOD BLESS...
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