When immediate care is needed for a childhood injury or trauma to the face, laceration repair is available through the KidKutsMD™ mobile app (available for iOS only). Board-certified Dr. Matthew J. Trovato will create a personalized plan for your child to ensure minimal scarring with optimal healing. If your child experiences a severe but non-life-threatening laceration injury — especially to their face — contact Dr. Trovato immediately. Call (855) 543-5887 to speak with our Patient Care Coordinators or email us at [email protected], and download the app today.
Lacerations may vary in severity. For example, minor lacerations, such as a cut on the face or hand, may only require minor treatment and can be taken care of at home.
However, more significant lacerations create tears or openings in the skin, typically require emergency medical care.
Through our proprietary KidKutsMD™ app, our pediatric plastic surgery specialist Dr. Trovato can quickly provide help and peace of mind.
He can provide an initial evaluation via a digital image of your child’s injury, which can help establish a baseline care plan.
The app allows us to coordinate care between you (or your point-of-contact) and our board-certified children’s laceration injury specialist.
The app can help you schedule a time for Dr. Trovato to meet with you and your child at any of our preferred facilities in the DFW area. We serve patients in North Texas in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Richardson, Carrollton, and Addison.
It happens when you least expect it - your child is playing one minute and the next falls, slices their skin on a sharp object, or is bitten by a dog on the face or arm.
You need immediate medical care if the injury is spurting blood, blood soaks through the bandage, or if the injury does not stop bleeding even with direct pressure applied for five to ten minutes. Your child will most likely need stitches if the injury has the following characteristics:
Stitches are made from various materials, such as silk or nylon, and some stitches are dissolvable. However, they are vital in major skin laceration repair because they provide structure and support for the skin to remain closed; stitches lower the chance of infection and minimize scars.
KidKutsMD™ was developed to give kids and parents in the Dallas metroplex a fast, convenient, and efficient way to connect with a pediatric plastic surgeon at the moment of need.
In contrast to the fear and chaos of the typical emergency room, KidKutsMD™ gives parents a way to connect with a specialist in a convenient, quiet setting. Just like that, you’ve eliminated the need for ER waiting rooms and ensured immediate specialty care, a caring experience, and the best chance for optimal cosmetic results for your child.
Our affiliated facilities for surgery include Medical City Frisco, Medical City Dallas Children’s Hospital . All KidKuts patients can be seen and treated at Advance ER Dallas and Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute when appropriate.
Additionally, we partner with medspa and treatment facility, EpiCentre Skin Care, and Laser Centers located in Dallas. Directed by national and world-renowned local plastic surgeons, patient safety is their top priority. All of the treatments and products they offer are carefully screened and tested by our physicians, who serve as patient advocates in evaluating new technologies and products and their proposed benefits.
What distinguishes EpiCentre as a world-class skincare and laser center is its dedication to excellence in providing medical skincare. Unlike many other medical spa and skincare locations, the staff of registered nurses and licensed aestheticians maintain the highest levels of qualifications.
KidKutsMD™ was developed to give kids and parents in the Dallas metroplex a fast, convenient, and efficient way to connect with a pediatric plastic surgeon at the moment of need. Call 855-KID-KUTS to speak with our Patient Care Coordinators or email us at [email protected], and download the app today.