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How can I avoid getting a scar from a cut or wound?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Scars can be avoided by preventing exposure of the incision or wound site to sunlight and ultraviolet radiation. Other recommendations include silicone gel spray twice a day, vitamin E cream or direct oil, keeping the site clean and dry, and suture removal at the appropriate time by the surgeon. 

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