Can band-aids prevent or reduce acne scar formation?

It's known that keeping wounds covered is actually better for healing. Here are the reasons: It keeps our skin cells from drying out so that scabs don't form. Scabs can impede healing and increase scarring. It protects the wound from re-injuries.

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/01/health/01real.html https://www.scienceabc.com/eyeopeners/is-it-better-to-cover-a-wound-or-leave-it-exposed-to-air.html

Would the same apply if someone picks on their acne till there's bleeding, and use band-aids after washing their facial wounds properly? Can it actually minimize acne scars formation?

I haven't heard of dermatologists recommending band-aids for acne scar prevention yet. It can be quite difficult not to pick our skin with acne.


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