I was on the balcony last night, sitting down, and the flatmate knocked over a folded up metal screen which fell and cut me on the side of the face. It bled very little and hurt very little but it was deep. We went to emergency and after being there a few hours and various people looking at it they booked me in for a plastic surgeon to fix it up tomorrow. They take more trouble with women and scars, they said. (Bless the National Health Service...)
It looks like a small sword cut an inch long or a little more, down by my jawline/chin. I was very lucky that it was not worse - in the middle of my face, or bigger and jagged, or broken nose or damaged eye... I'm guessing there won't be an awful scar but there will be a scar nonetheless. It's just vanity but I am a bit upset. I'm not a bad looking girl, you know. At least where it is on my face, I can hope it will just add romantic character...or something... And a few friends told me that either they, or others, had similar damage to the face one way or another and it scarred almost not at all, especially when a plastic surgeon gave it attention. If I were a man, it would just look awesome and manly, but I'm not. :S
Anyone have any recommendations about lessening such scars - ie. I've heard vitamin E cream is good? Or just saying something to help me feel better!