Superficial Wounds and Scars

It is not unusual to get a scrape or cut simply by living out our daily routines. Catch the corner of your desk, break a glass in the kitchen or stumble over a stone on the sidewalk and just like that, you’re trying to stop the bleeding—and perhaps wondering if your fresh wound will turn into a permanent blemish.

Symptoms

A wound doesn’t need to be deep or severe to leave a long-lasting scar—a permanent patch of skin that closes around an open wound as the body heals. Scars usually fade over time but never go away completely. Many factors play a role in scar formation, including how prone you are to scarring, where your cut or scrape is located on your body, how you cared for the wound initially, and if the exposed area developed an infection. Even if you care for a wound perfectly, you may still be left with a scar.

 

If you notice any of the following signs after an injury to your skin, see a doctor immediately:

  • Expanding redness around the wound
  • Yellow or greenish-colored pus, or cloudy wound drainage
  • Red streaking, spreading from the wound
  • Increased swelling, tenderness, or pain around the wound
  • Fever

What Causes It?

There are many reasons you may receive a cut or scratch. It may result from an accidental injury or violence, such as a dog bite. A surgical incision or health problem like an acne breakout or diabetes may cause the body to develop wounds. In addition, aging can contribute to wounding more easily because the skin is more thin and fragile than in that of younger people.

Treatment Options

If you are unhappy about a scar that does not fade, an expert Riverchase provider can help. The treatment plan customized for you may include topical retinoids, chemical peels, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers or laser resurfacing.

Note: If your wound is bleeding severely or the bleeding can’t be stopped after 10 minutes of pressure, if you cannot feel the injured area, or if you are seriously injured, call 911 for emergency help.

Locations with this service

Zephyrhills 
38162 Medical Center Ave
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
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Weston 
2625 Executive Park Drive Suite 7
Weston, FL 33331
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Venice Health Park Suite 1295 
1295 Jacaranda Blvd.
Venice Health Park Venice, FL 34292
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Tampa Palms 
15310 Amberly Drive Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33647
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Sun City Center 
4002 Sun City Center Blvd, Unit 102
Sun City Center, FL 33573
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Sarasota 
2426 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Port Charlotte 
2525 Harbor Blvd. Suite 310
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
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Pembroke Pines 
603 N. Flamingo Road Suite 350
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
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Parrish 
9015 US Hwy 301 N
Parrish, FL 34219
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North Port – Commons 
14840 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287
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North Port – Bobcat Village 
3105 Bobcat Village Center Rd
North Port, FL 34288
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Naples – Health Park 
11181 Health Park Blvd., Suite 2280
Naples, FL 34110
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Naples – Downtown 
261 9th St South
Naples, FL 34102
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Naples – Colonial Square 
1108 Goodlette-Frank Rd.
North Naples, FL 34102
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Naples – Central 
9125 Corsea Del Fontana Way Suite 100
Naples, FL 34109
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Mercy Professional Suite 6008 
3659 South Miami Ave, Suite 6008
Miami, FL 33133
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Mercy Professional Suite 6006 (Formerly Suite 102) 
3659 South Miami Ave, Suite 6006
Miami, FL 33133
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Marco Island 
950 N. Collier Blvd. Suite 303
Marco Island, FL 34145
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Hialeah 
7100 W. 20th Ave, Suite 702
Hialeah, FL 33016
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Fort Myers – West 
9400 Gladiolus Drive, Suite 320
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Fort Myers – South 
7331 Gladiolus Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Fort Myers – Metro 105 
14131 Metropolis Avenue, Suite 105
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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Fort Myers – Metro 
13641 Metropolis Ave, Suite 102
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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Fort Myers – The Forum 
3268 Forum Blvd. Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Fort Myers – Downtown 
2621 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Englewood 
406 N. Indiana Avenue
Englewood, FL 34223
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Deerfield Beach 
1880-A W Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
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Clearwater 
1122 Druid Rd E
Clearwater, FL 33756
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Cape Coral – Surfside 
2366 Surfside Blvd Suite C111
Cape Coral, FL 33991
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Cape Coral 
413 Del Prado Blvd S, Ste. 101
Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Bonita Springs 
25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 90
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Boca Raton 
2499 West Glades Road, Suite 310
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Bay Harbor Islands 
1111 Kane Concourse, Suite 100
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
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