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What's the best thing to use to try and remove a 3rd degree burn scar. It's been there for about 12 years and everything i try does not work.

What's the best thing to use to try and remove a 3rd degree burn scar. It's been there for about 12 years and everything i try does not work.

Exercise in futility: It depends on where the scar is. Sometimes surgical revision helps. Sometimes cortisone injection helps. For burns, pressure therapy with silicone often helps. Once there is a scar there is always a scar. The goal is to make it less obvious. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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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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How can I heal a third degree burn scar?

How can I heal a third degree burn scar?

Semantics : A scar is the healed result of a wound. Third degree burns extend completely through all layers of skin and usually result in early removal of the burned tissue and skin grafting from another area. However the burn could have been left to heal as a scar. ...Read more

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Advice? Would my first degree burn scar because my diabetes is bad?

Advice? Would my first degree burn scar because my diabetes is bad?

Burns and Scars: Burns are classified to their degree of damage; a first degree burn usually does not leave a scar but it may leave a discoloration to the skin. Being a poorly controlled diabetic, can lengthen the healing process since your immune system and circulatory system is already compromised from the diabetes. Keep the wound clean, wash it with warm, soapy water and apply a burn cream topically with gauze. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a second degree burn scar?

How can I get rid of a second degree burn scar?

Scar treatment: Burn scar can be treated with mild moisturizers, such as cocoa butter, or petroleum based lotion. You can also apply vitamin E oil on the scar. The area shouldn't have any sun exposure for at least a year. Scaring depends on your genetics. With the same injury, some people develops scar, while others don't. Probably should be seen burn specialist if you have any further questions. ...Read more

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I have a 3rd degree burn scar on leg, and It randomly itches like crazy how do I stop that? That and is there a way I can remove it, it looks gross?

I have a 3rd degree burn scar on leg, and It randomly itches like crazy how do I stop that? That and is there a way I can remove it, it looks gross?

See a dermatologist: A prescription steroid cream is likely to help. Perhaps the appearance so disagreeable to you is caused by scratching, and may look better when it is treated. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I use the derma roller on my 2nd degree burn scar?

Please tell me, could I use the derma roller on my 2nd degree burn scar?

Yes, needling helps: There is good evidence to show that micro-needling such as with the derma-roller is beneficial in reducing the appearance of scars. Keep in mind the word reduce, not eliminate. This is not a miracle cure but it is very low risk and there is little chance it will make it worse. ...Read more

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Could putting retin a (tretinoin) on a second degree burn scar get rid of it?

Could putting retin a (tretinoin) on a second degree burn scar get rid of it?

No: Scars are permanent and there is nothing one can do to get "rid" of a scar. Many different options exist for improving the scar. How old is the burn? If it is relatively recent - time is the best option. During the waiting period, multiple options exist such as silicone sheeting, scar creams, etc. Best to ask your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you spray tan 3rd degree burn scars?

Yes: You can spray tan scars. They will take up the tanning solution but are still going to be visible as scars. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has 2nd degree burn scars on his leg from hot water, what's the best sunscreen to use and is tissue oil good to manage scarring?

My 5 year old has 2nd degree burn scars on his leg from hot water, what's the best sunscreen to use and is tissue oil good to manage scarring?

Cost unrelated to : quality. An SPF of at least 20, water repellent, and protective from UV A and B. For scar treatment, see https://www.assh.org/handcare/procedures-and-treatment/scar-management ...Read more

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Could a 1st degree burn cause keloid scarring?

Can't imagine how: This is like a sunburn with no damage to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin that comprises about 95% of its total thickness. I think one needs a deeper injury to cause any kind of scar at all, let alone a keloid. ...Read more

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How can you stop a second degree burn (blister) from scarring?

How can you stop a second degree burn (blister) from scarring?

Depends: Second degree burns are broken into two categories - superficial and deep. Superficial 2nd degree burns usually heal with minimal scarring, while deeper burns scar. The damage has already been don and this cannot be reversed. If in doubt, consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I've got a burn scar that's a "dent" and is discolored. Did it most likely come from a 1st or 2nd degree burn?

I've got a burn scar that's a "dent" and is discolored. Did it most likely come from a 1st or 2nd degree burn?

Deep 2nd or 3rd: Superficial second degree and first degree burns usually regenerate and heal with minimal loss of the dermis. If your wound is depressed, the scar likely extended to the deep dermis or superficial subcutaneous tissues. ...Read more

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Are burn scars and cut scars the same? I'm testing bio oil and I'm only doing it on my most recent 3rd degree burn and some self harm scars (keloid)

Are burn scars and cut scars the same? I'm testing bio oil and I'm only doing it on my most recent 3rd degree burn and some self harm scars (keloid)

Save your money: You need professional help. For your injuries. For your self-mutilation. A dermatologist, psychiatrist, psychologist. Meanwhile you can use anything for lubrication of skin. Bio oil is strictly for suckers. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a first or second degree burn will I get a scar?

Burns: Skin may turn pink/ red with first degree burn and you may blister with a second degree burn. A first or second degree burn usually doesn't scar but can lead to change in pigment for second degree. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a 2nd degree burn mark? Also how can I remove the scar after it's healed?

What's the best way to treat a 2nd degree burn mark? Also how can I remove the scar after it's healed?

Promote healing: The best way is to protect the wound to speed up healing i.e. Leave the blister intact unless it is so large it is a problem. Then a doctor should debride it and provide a sterile dressing and antibiotic cream. Keep the mark out of direct sunlight and don't smoke as it slows healing. You can also purchase silicone gel/ sheeting as that can speed fading. See a plastic surgeon for further help. ...Read more

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How can I treat a 1st/2cnd degree burn and what should I use to not have marks or scars left behind?

Depends: The answer is different for first and second degree burns. First degree (think sunburn) burns are just redness and moisturizer alone is enough. No chance of a scar. Second degree is blisters, like a scald, and should be treated with an antiseptic cream each day, like Silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) (maybe Bacitracin, if small or on face). Scarring is rare and usually comes from infection of the burn. ...Read more

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I've got a raised red puff burn scar on my arm and I've had it for 2 years, what degree of burn is it?

Doesn't matter: If it is a burn scar. We only know that it was a deep enough burn to leave a scar. If it is a small area, it may be improved in appearance with a minor scar revision. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to see if this is possible or advisable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does the itch from hypertrophic scar caused by second degree burn ever go away? And what about the purple reddish color? If so, approx how long ?

Does the itch from hypertrophic scar caused by second degree burn ever go away? And what about the purple reddish color? If so, approx how long ?

Sometimes: It can take a year for the body to heal a second degree burn. The faster it heals the less likely a hypertrophic scar forms. If you have persistent vascular color and itching, additional scar treatment may help. Check in with your doctor to see what will help in your case. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a scar on my foot from a second degree burn ?

Scar: There are topical treatments and one is the silicone as mentioned. Some topicals are available but are for minor scarring. We don't know the extent of the scar . See a podiatrist with wound care background. ...Read more

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Will second degree burn near mouth on a 20 month old scar ? Burn was caused by hot coffee it's peeling and dry

Will second degree burn near mouth on a 20 month old scar ? Burn was caused by hot coffee  it's peeling and dry

No: A second degree burn by definition should not leave a scar. That said, keep moisturizers on the area for at least 3 months and no sun exposure to the area. ...Read more

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I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest,my wound had blisters,it left a scar.I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red.Help.

I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest,my wound had blisters,it left a scar.I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red.Help.

So you got scammed: Learn from it and throw away this useless product. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can use hydrocortisone. How long since the burn? What kind of scar? How large? You will not find effective scar treatments on your own. ...Read more

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How to permently remove a burn scar?

How to permently remove a burn scar?

It will improve: Scars are permanent but almost all fade with time. Protect the scars from sunlight while there is any pink left in them; they will burn easily and, if tanned, may be tanned permanently. I would not expect the scar to assume its final form for 12-18 months. The younger you are, the longer it will take. Do not rush into scar revision. See a surgeon certified by the am. Bd. Of plas. Surg. If question ...Read more

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What do I do to remove a burn scar/mark from skin?

What do I do to remove a burn scar/mark from skin?

Scars don't heal...: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. With time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. Your regional burn treatment center would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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What is a fast way for cleating a chemical burn scar?

What is a fast way for cleating a chemical burn scar?

Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. ...Read more

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What is alternative for treating a chemical burn scar?

What is alternative for treating a chemical burn scar?

Massage / revision: Like any scar, the treatment begins with scar massage. I like cocoa butter, but you can use the commercially available products like mederma, as well. If a coulple of months of twice a day massage has not improved the scar enough, consider revision. The whole scar (or just the worst parts) are cut away and the skin is brought together carefully so as to minimize the new scar. Good luck! ...Read more

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Burn scar is red still after a week, is it normal and should I do something about it?

Yes and Yes: To have a burn scar be red after one week is not atypical. It depends on how deep the burn is. The more superficial the burn, the faster it will heal. You should protect the area from sunlight. Often very superficial burns can be treated with OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream. TO be safe, if you have any questions, you should see a plastic surgeon who treats burns. ...Read more

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How long will my burn scar last?

How long will my burn scar last?

Scars are permanent.: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. with time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. Your regional burn treatment center would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Best thing to use to remove burn scar ?

Best thing to use to remove burn scar ?

No Home remedies: There is no such thing. Your a Dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Can a burn scar ever go away completely?

Maybe: Do you really mean there is a scar or just a discoloration of your skin? If there is truly a scar which means a change in the texture of your skin, then laser treatments might improve it, but is will never totally resolve. ...Read more

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For how long does it take a burn scar to fade?

Depends: Scar will continue to modify itself for up to a year or 18 months. It will change during this time. After that, the scar is matured. Once the scar is matured, it does not change. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a burn scar to fade?

It depends: If you had a deep burn then the scar will likely be with you until you die. If just a superficial burn, the redness will fade over the course of a few weeks. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a burn scar to fade?

Depends: On the depth and location. Burns that are superificial enough to not leave a scar will typically cause lightening or darkening of the burned skin. It is important to avoid sun exposure until all the pink is gone from the burn. Deeper burns will leave scars, which may take 6-18 months or more to mature. They will never completely disappear. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do for a permanent burn scar that has turned white?

Consider: Scar deactivation with or without electric stimulation by an acupuncturist. Scar injection is also very effective (not steroids). ...Read more

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How to get rid of burn scar?

Reduce not rid of: Scarring is a permanent entity and the only way the body can seal itself from the outside. Surgery is helpful in reduction-redirection of the scars, but still leaves a linear one. Use of silicone gel sheeting is often used in burn area to sooth, reduce redness, and soften during the healing time. Some doctor's use steroid injections if the scars are very hypertrophic (large). Seek md advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more