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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Can a dermatologist or doctor find evidence of burns (particularly those from cigarettes) from skin that has healed without scarring?
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?
When will (almost healed) purple (reddish) scar of cigarette burn disappear . for 2 months i have red circle that is surrounded with white circle ?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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