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A 20-year-old male asked:

Healed burn skin is lighter in colour than normal skin, what can i do or put on it to make make it normal faster? the burn was on my face.

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Dr. Wayne Ledinh
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
Be patient...: In general, scars (burn or other injury) can take upwards of one year to mature to their final result. They can become pink at first, then fade to the surrounding skin color. Sometimes, silicone sheeting or pads can help - but these are difficult to use on the face. There are silicone-based ointments, but they are less effective. Sun protection is a must. Be patient for now and use cover makeup.

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Last updated Mar 1, 2020

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