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Proper wound care: How to minimize a scar

Whenever your skin is injured – whether by accident or from surgery – your body works to repair the wound. As your skin heals, a scar may form, as this is a natural part of the healing process. Here are dermatologists’ tips for reducing the appearance of scars caused by injuries such as skinned knees or deep scratches.


Show us #whosgotyourback

Did you know the back is the most common location for melanoma?

Our new “Who’s Got Your Back?” video demonstrates how tough (and awkward) it can be to apply sunscreen to your own back. We suggest finding a partner who “has your back” when it comes to applying sunscreen. Share the video and tag the person who has YOUR back. #whosgotyourback

Visit SPOTSkinCancer.org for more skin cancer detection and prevention tips.

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