How did Tommy flanagan the actor get the scars on his face

Tommy Flanagan (born July 3, 1965) grew up in a rough part of Glasgow, Scotland. One night, when leaving a pub, a group of people attacked and tried to rob him. The attackers slashed his face from ear to ear, leaving him a scar known as a 'Glasgow Grin' or a 'Glaswegian Smile'.

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He nearly lost his life, but survived and decided to become an actor. He got his first big break in the 1995 movie Braveheart which starred Mel Gibson.

He was one of the stars of the TV series Sons of Anarchy, where he played outlaw biker Chibs Telford.

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Hollywood is the land of beautiful people, celebrities who are admired for their good, often perfect looks. But you might be surprised to learn which of the biggest stars sport scars — or where those scars came from. Some embrace them and openly share their stories; others say the topic of their scar is off limits.

Everyday Health compiled nine of the most famous celebrity scars and their origin with tips for scar management from Jessica Krant, MD, MPH, a board-certified dermatologist, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and founder of Art of Dermatology in Manhattan.:


Seal is known for very characteristic types of scars on his face and scalp, caused by a skin disease called discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). Seal had the condition as a young adult. "DLE is a disfiguring disease in which the immune cells attack the skin from underneath, creating inflammatory areas and scarring of the scalp, ears, face, and sometimes chest and arms. The scars that form from the disease are permanent, so prevention and early treatment is the best management," explained Dr. Krant.

J.R. Martinez

Cpl. J.R. Martinez of the 101st Airborne Division was just 19 when he deployed to Iraq in 2003. Less than a month later, a Humvee he was driving hit a landmine and he received burns on more than 40 percent of his body. "Once a burn patient is stabilized, the treatment depends on how large an area has been affected. New skin must be either taken from another area of the body, grown from the patient's own cells, or applied from an artificial graft," said Krant.

Tina Fey

When the 30 Rock actress was a small child, a random stranger walked up to the front yard of Fey's home and slashed the left side of her face, leaving a scar from just below her cheekbone to under her bottom lip. She doesn't like to publicly discuss the origin of the scar and covers it with makeup so that it is less noticeable. "There is no single, reliable, perfect scar treatment, but depending on the scar, injecting it with corticosteroid to flatten and relax it, using silicone gel sheeting, or occasionally some types of laser may be helpful. Massage and time are also great factors in improving scars," Krant said.

Padma Lakshmi

The former model and host of Top Chef has grown rather fond of the thick, seven-inch long scar on the front of her arm — the result of a car accident that occurred when she was 14. "On rare occasion, a scar can be cut out and re-stitched to make a less visible scar after a long time of initial healing, for a thinner, flatter scar," Krant said.

Harrison Ford

Ford earned the scar on his chin when he lost control of his car putting on his seatbelt while driving. When a deep cut occurs, you may be able to minimize scarring with fast action. Keep the wound moist with petroleum jelly and out of the sun, and seek a doctor's advice immediately to see if it's the type of wound that would benefit from suturing," Krant said.

Mary J. Blige

While Grammy award-winning singer Mary J. Blige has never acknowledged how she got the scar below her left eye, rumors abound that it resulted from a fight she had with another woman. Another story is that the scar is from a traumatic event during childhood that she made a pact to never discuss.

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix was born with what looks like a type of scar between his lip and nose. It's actually a microform cleft, the mildest form of cleft lip. It typically appears as a scar or notch. Cleft lip is a birth defect that develops very early in a pregnancy, before the 10-week mark. About 6,800 babies in the United States are born with some form of cleft lip or cleft palate each year. According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, milder versions of cleft lip, such as the type Phoenix has, occur later in the labial formation, when the process is nearly complete.

Kate Middleton

When a 3-inch long scar was spotted along the left side of Middleton's temple, noticeable only because of the way her hair was styled, it became headline news. A spokesman for the Duchess confirmed the scar was the result of a serious surgery Middleton had as a young child, but declined to give further details, stating it was a private matter.

Tip! Although scars cannot be completely removed, their appearance can be improved to some extent. WebMD shared these methods for improving the appearance of scars.

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Tuesday, September 05 2017