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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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Wanted to know if acidic burns heal, and if they do, how will they heal? Are scars avoidable?

Often scar: If a chemical burn is deep enough to injure the dermal layer (deep skin), then a scar is likely to result. If only the superficial layer is involved (epidermis) and it doesn't get infected, a scar is unlikely. ...Read more

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How to cure old scars resulted from old burns at childhood

How to cure old scars resulted from old burns at childhood

See plastic surgeon: Thnaks for yor question, you should seek a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss the many options available. ...Read more

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Do second degree burns usually scar like this?

Do second degree burns usually scar like this?

All depends in depth: Scaring can vary. Deep 2nd acts more like a 3rd, superficial 2nd acts more like a 1st. It all depends on depth. Superficial may not scar at all, deep may scar significantly and may need to be excised and grafted. If the area is contracting and causing disfigurement, pain, or limiting mobility see a plastic surgeon. If it has healed and worried about aesthetics- sunblock daily, give at least 1 yr. ...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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