A laceration is a minor cut in the skin that does not produce significant bleeding and does not appear severe enough to need stitches. All that is required to care for most minor cuts or lacerations is to wash them with soap and water and keep them clean and dry.

Seek medical care early if you think that the cut or laceration may need stitches. Any delay can increase the rate of wound infection and scarring, so the wound should be stitched within eight hours after occurrence for best results in stitching.


Medfast Urgent Care Centers offer fast, professional medical treatment for lacerations. Our average wait time to see patients is less than an hour, compared to Hospital Emergency Rooms, which can sometimes take longer than three to four hours and are much more expensive. We are professionally staffed with highly-skilled, licensed doctors and nurses, and fully equipped to handle testing and treatment for lacerations.