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Do Burn Scars Fade
Burn scars can be treated depending on their severity depending if it is a cosmetic or a functional (contractures or restriction) issue; or both.
These range from using special pads, stockings, creams to undergoing surgical procedures. A plastic surgeon can help you decide what type of treatment is right. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
See a surgeon: Burn scar if not treated properly may develop cheloid scars. Cheloid scars are difficult to treat. Seek a treatment with a plastic surgeon ...Read more
Burn Scars: Burn scars may be quite prominent initially. Any daylight exposure (including sunburns) will usually cause the scars to become significantly darker than the surrounding skin for a significantly longer period of time. Strict use of sunscreen and avoidance of daylight can allow the pigment to subside with time. Lightening creams and intense pulsed light treatments can improve the pigmentation also. ...Read more
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
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
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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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
Will burn scars that deep 2nd degree fade in color over time? The burn is 3 month old scar. When do they stop fading?
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.
You can't: If the burn was not too deep and healed within about ten days it may just take time for the scar to fade. If the burn was deep and took over 2 wks to heal or require skin grafting there may be very little that can be done. Sometimes a pressure garment will help. A small scar may be excised and closed with stitches but trade old scar for a new one. Avoid sun and consult a plastic surgeon to evaluat. ...Read more
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