Dr. Mohiba Tareen, I am 20 years old and am curious if you could help me! I fell pretty badly while I was running in early December and unfortunately my face was hurt the most. I scraped my forehead, the bridge of my nose, the ball of my nose, and right above my top lip (the bridge of my nose was the deepest wound). I treated my wounds with neosporin and kept them clean. I visited my dermatologist in early January (as soon as I could) and he prescribed me with Mupirocin which I applied daily. Once the wounds closed I stopped using the Mupirocin, but applied sunscreen SPF 70 to my whole face daily and wore a hat to stay out of direct sunlight as my dermatologist told me the sun could speed up scarring. I continue to wear suncreen daily, a hat when I am in direct sunlight for an extended period of time (I don't wear a hat every day anymore), and I am using a cream at night called Mother of Pearl (Concha Nacar) which is a skin lightening cream. I am prescribed to Doxycycline which I take one daily, I wash my face with a mild face wash, and use a light moisturizer after each time I was my face. I try not to wear makeup on my pink skin too much because I'm not sure if it is bad for the healing process. My wounds closed up around late January and now are currently still pink. I recognize this is new skin but I am not sure why the skin is still pink and maybe inflamed. I am feeling helpless as my wounds aren't changing from this pink state. What do you recommend that I do? Am I doing anything wrong? I can send pictures so you can see. Thank you, Adrien P.View Thread
I have been applying sunscreen to my face daily and still do a good job at wearing a hat if I know I will be in direct sunlight for an extended period of time but now I am curious to see if you have more advice: the bridge of my nose, where I had the worst wound, is still pink in color and the skin is uneven as if it is scarring. Is there anything I can do to prevent a bad scar, maybe a face mask or a certain cream?
I would appreciate any help,
Dr. Tareen, I greatly appreciate your reply! What do you suggest about make-up, is it OK that I am wearing cover-up on my pink areas? Will make-up prolong the redness or damage my skin in any way? I will try what you suggested regarding the Conchar Nacar cream, and will ask my dermatologist about the cream and gel you recommended. I have one more concern though: the bridge of my nose, in particular, feels tight sometimes and the wounded skin is not completely uniform to the the surrounding skin; the skin on the bridge of my nose is a bit uneven. I feel like I need to almost "plump" up this area of skin so it does not appear indented. Will my skin naturally fill in where it's needed, or is there something I need to apply to "rejuvenate" the skin cells? Thank you, Adrien P.View Thread
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