There’s nothing more annoying that getting your face wounded. As this is the most exposed area of your body, healing the wound and preventing possible wound scar would be really worth it. Some kinds of wound might occur on your face skin. You might suffer from chicken pox, dermatitis, acnes, or cuts that will cause wound and will possibly leave scars on your face skin. Since your face skin might have quite distinctive characteristic with the skin around your body, healing wound will need special treatment, especially when you want the wound to heal faster and get your flawless look back.
What are facial injuries?
Facial injuries refer to the trauma undergone by your facial skin that cause wounds and probably, scars. Facial injuries can be either minor or fatal. Minor injuries can be resulted from various skin problems such as chicken pox, acnes, dermatitis, or incidental scrapes and cuts. Major facial wound is usually resulted from vehicle accidents or natural disaster. Facial injuries might affect the facial tissues and of course, your whole look. While fatal or major facial wounds have to be treated by professionals, minor wounds can be treated at home. However, as the facial skin might be much more sensitive that your other body areas, treating wounds on your facial skin can be tricky. You might need different solution to clean the wound from the one you use for your hands and legs, for instance. Being cautious is the key to avoid your wound to get worsen instead of getting healed.
How to handle facial wound?
Due to the skin’s sensitivity level, handling woundon your facial skin may become more complicated. Facial wound and scars are easier to treat with babies and toddler, as their skin still possess high elasticity and their tissues are growing faster. Hence, you are more likely to scar when suffering from chicken pox on your later age than your very young age. Handling facial wound is similar to other wounds on your body, except you have to be extra careful to choose the solution you might want to apply. When healing your facial wounds at home, be sure you avoid some sensitive areas, such as your eyes, eyelids, and lips. Accidentally swipe the solution over your eyes or eyelids will hurt them and might cause irritation. Similarly, your lips are also very sensitive. Wipe them with hard solution and they will start to crack and scratch, leaving you another facial problem. Despite this, you don’t have to seek for professional help when you are handling minor facial wounds with low risk of infection. As long as you are being cautious and careful, you can heal your facial wound even faster.
How to heal facial wounds faster?
Similar to other kinds of wounds, facial wounds will heal faster if they are immediately handled. However, do not over-treat thewound as it may instead lead to irritation, inflammation, or infection. There are some things to consider when you wish to heal your facial wounds faster. Those are:
- Wash your hands before treating your wounds. Dirty hands will contaminate your wound with bacteria and lead to infection.
- Be sure you are handling minor injuries, as if you have fatal and very deep injury you have to go for professional care.
- Wash your wound with water and mild facial soap and rinse thoroughly with water. Do not use hot water as it might cause the wound to bleed. Remove any visible dirt from the wound gently.
- Apply suitable treatment to the wounded area. Petroleum jelly will work great because it is mild and able to stop bleeding. It also provide collagen to fasten the healing process. Antibiotic ointment is also advised.
- Cover the wound with sterilized bandage. This is important to avoid infection as the wound is still moist and in high-risk of infection. If possible, choose the bandage that is breathable, so that your skin tissues still can absorb the air to help healing process.
- Should your wound is the result of rusty-thing cut, be sure to visit your doctor for a tetanus shot. This is really important as rusty thing are potentially pass tetanus to your body.