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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a dermatologist or doctor find evidence of burns (particularly those from cigarettes) from skin that has healed without scarring?
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
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
I have severe scarring, what looks like cigarette burns from having a wart removed from one leg, and a tiny little dot on the other. Is this normal?
Scarring: This may happen. See a plastic surgeon for advice on getting rid of these scars. ...Read more
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 (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
When will (almost healed) purple (reddish) scar of cigarette burn disappear . for 2 months i have red circle that is surrounded with white circle ?
Prob 15 months: At your age, the final healing and appearance will probably not be evident until about 15 months post burn. ...Read more
Deep cigarette Burn scars on wrist from November they're dark in color, scaley and like mini pot holes I would like to get rid of them if possible. ?
I went to urgent care four days ago with major breathing problems I'm 27 yrs old I've been smoking cigarettes since I was 13 for more than two years a I've been smoking a pack or more a day ...my chest still burns even though they gave me medicine to help
Question?: You don't need me (or anyone else) to tell you what to do to get better. You all ready know. Whether you use hypnosis, yoga, transcendental meditation, behavior mod, gum, patches, pills or whatever - do something now and try to reclaim the 50 years you're robbing from yourself. Good luck ! (ps: only you can do it.) ...Read more
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