Dog bite wounds that bleed will inevitably result in scars. The question is whether they will be disfiguring, disabling or painful. Some types of skin produce keloid scars (i.e., scar tissue grows out of control, frequently producing raised, disfiguring scars).

Small scars may fade away. Otherwise, scars may be improved but never removed. Treatment includes:

  • Dermabrasion (i.e., sanding down the scar)
  • Pressure scar modification
  • Surgical excision of scar
  • Make-up