Juchan0414 on Wed, Jan 7th, 2009
1) Realize that people can be obnoxious and that while you might have a temporary physical imperfection, they've got a serious character flaw.
2) Be sure to keep sunscreen on the scar. If not, you'll end up with a reddish or pinkish scar.
3) When I asked my derm about a scar on my arm, he told me to use Mederma. You might want to pick up some of that.
I've been there on the scar. I had dog bite that required 13 stitches, ended up infected and left a pretty nasty scar. Seven years later, it's faded considerably, but for awhile, people were under the impression that I went through all the pain and stress so that I would have a conversation piece on my arm. It'll be time to wear long sleeves soon, so that will solve part of the problem. Just take care of the scar and it should become a lot less noticeable. If it doesn't, you might want to see a dermatologist because there are things that can be done to make it less noticeable.