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Emergency Stitches Pacific Palisades


Traumatic cuts and scrapes can often lead to scarring so it is important to seek the advice of an experienced plastic surgeon if the need ever arises to repair a skin injury. Lacerations are cuts in the skin and they often needed immediate repair with sutures. 

Kare Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology is a fully-staffed comprehensive cosmetic surgery center located on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. We offer same-day appointments for emergency lacerations on the face and body. Depending on the severity of the wound, we will either recommend conservative wound care or sutures. 

Minor injuries often require debridement and sanitizing with an antiseptic; followed by wound repair. Our experts are here to help. 
Immediate Treatment for lacerations: 

The first step whenever you have a laceration or injury is to keep the wound clean and apply pressure to minimize bleeding. This can be done with sterile gauze, or a clean hand towel if you are at home. Apply direct pressure while elevating the bleed to reduce the severity of blood loss. If the bleeding does not subside, seek immediate attention with an emergency room or specialist. It is best to seek medical attention early to help with wound repair. 

Professional Help with Lacerations: Animal bites, open surgical wounds, and lacerations often need immediate attention with a plastic surgeon. Err on the side of being conservative when seeking a medical professional. It is always better to seek more care than less. Depending on the severity of your cut, you may need stitches to help the wound heal faster and prevent further damage. 

Our office is also equipped with treatments to help improve surgical scars and traumatic scars that have developed into keloids and hypertrophic scars. We are experts in plastic surgery and have lasers to improve the color, tone, and texture of scars. 

We also offer the following services:
  • Suture removal
  • Wound dressings and wound checks
  • Dog bite wound care
  • Scar removal
  • Burn care
  • Scar treatment
  • Drain removal after surgery in Los Angeles
If you have sustained a laceration or skin injury and need immediate help, contact our office at (310) 998-5533. We are here to help and provide accomodations when possible. If you cannot contact our office, seek the advice of an urgent care or emergency room physician in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Brentwood. 

Laceration repair in Santa Monica