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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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Dr. Charles Breaux, Jr
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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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Can a dermatologist or doctor find evidence of burns (particularly those from cigarettes) from skin that has healed without scarring?

Can a dermatologist or doctor find evidence of burns (particularly those from cigarettes) from skin that has healed without scarring?

Burns heal with scar: Burns always heal with scars, if it is visible or not. And yes, it will be able to be found. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin healing.
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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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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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure to scar
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Apply silicone gel sheeting at bedtime
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Apply silicone gel ointment in the morning
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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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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Perform scar massage techniques
10 min, 2x day for 4 weeks
Use silicone scar sheets
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Use scar creams with scar massage techniques
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See your surgeon if possible scar revision is needed
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When will (almost healed) purple (reddish) scar of cigarette burn disappear . for 2 months i have red circle that is surrounded with white circle ?

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

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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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