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My god had an open wound on the outside of his ear. It has since scabbed over and scarred. The scar is black and soft. Will hair grow back?
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Possibly. Hair regrowth is predicated upon how deep the wound was. If it destroyed the hair follicle epithelium - the area from where hair follicles arise - you won't see the hairs return from where they once were. In general, no new hair follicles are formed after birth. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I also attached a picture for reference
Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

The pic is out of focus and difficult to assess properly but if you're seeing black (hyperpigmented) and soft scar, it has already healed as much as it can. The only manner in which to remove such a defect is to surgically remove it and then suture normal skin back together. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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