TIP TUESDAY: Stitches

TIP TUESDAY: Did you know that stitches on different parts of the body are taken out at different times due to differences in healing?

👧🏻 Face: 3-5 days; has a great blood supply and heals pretty quickly.

💪🏻🏃🏻‍♀️Arms & legs: 7-10 days; thicker tissue and under more tension, warranting a longer duration.

⚠️ Of note, sutures themselves can cause scarring and can also become infected. Make sure to get them out as directed!