What is a wound?
A wound is any type of skin opening such as a cut, scrape, scratch, puncture or incision.
What causes a wound?
Usually a wound is caused by an accident or injury, although some wounds can be caused other means including:
Any opening of the skin can form a visible scar as a normal part of the healing process, depending on how large, deep or severe the skin opening was. Many scars fade over time, but if not, they can be treated with scar revision to improve its appearance. The severity of the wound determines what kind of scar might be left. The deeper the wound, the greater the chance is of having visible scarring, particularly if the deepest layer of the skin, the dermis, is damaged by the trauma.
Have a question about your treatment?
We have a dedicated triage nurse (RN) who answers patient questions during office hours. If you have a problem or question about a procedure or a prescribed medication, please call our office and ask to speak to our nurse. If she is unable to answer your question, she will consult with your practitioner and return your call.