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Can cigarette burns scar?

Can cigarette burns scar?

Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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Could cigarette burns turn into a scar or can it heal normally?

Could cigarette burns turn into a scar or can it heal normally?

Depends: It depends on how deep the burn is. If the wound base is pink and moist, then it's most likely a 2nd degree burn. If the wound base is white or leathery, then it's a 3rd degree burn. Deeper injuries will produce scars. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would cigarette burns scar or can it heal?

Hi docs, would cigarette burns scar or can it heal?

Depends: The depth of the burn determines if it will scar or not. The deeper the burn, the more likely it will scar. ...Read more

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Could cigarette burn scars ever go away?

Could cigarette burn scars ever go away?

Depends how long out: Can be improved with cosmetic lasers like the Genesis to rebuild collagen. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of cigarette burn scars?

Time, hydroquinone: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How might one fade scars or burns on face?

How might one fade scars or burns on face?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to hide my eraser burns and cutting scars?

Need advice on what is the the best way to hide my eraser burns and cutting scars?

IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here (camouflage, peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser, surgery and more) but it is generally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. Avoiding tobacco and sun may help. Unfortunately cutting scars are very difficult to conceal. Other than garments, tattoos may be the best method to conceal them. ...Read more

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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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