A 34-year-old female asked:
Red circular burn marks on back from hot stone massage. no blisters. no pain. applied polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). will these scar? any treatment required? thank-you!
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Dermatology 20 years experience
Keep out of sun: A mild burn like this should heal without issues. However, you should keep the skin moisurized and protected from all sunlight for the next few weeks. Sunlight on a healing wound can induce unwanted skin pigmentation that can be permanent or very challenging to get rid of.
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