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A 20-year-old female asked:

How long will a burn scar on your neck last for?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe forever. Burns come in varying thickness from the shallow 1st degree sunburn to the deep 2rd degree that kills full thickness skin & some nerve tissue. A simple deep sunburn might cause skin pigment changes that fade in a few years or less. For deep thickness burns the scar may last forever.
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Takes 4 months for redness of scar to begin to fade and 8-10 months for scar to completely mature.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long will my burn scar last?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Scars are permanent.: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. with time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. Your regional burn treatment center would be a good place to start.
Last updated Jun 25, 2021


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