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Doctor insights on: Do Burn Scars Fade

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What can I do for burn scars?

What can I do for burn scars?

MAny options: 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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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What do I do to remove burn scars?

What do I do to remove burn scars?

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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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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Could maderma cure eraser burn scars?

Could maderma cure eraser burn scars?

Scar treatments: Three steps for scar treatments but usually only work in the first six months
1. Sun screen protect area from sun for six months
2. massage scars
3. Silicone base scar gels or strips. ...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?

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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What is the best way to minimize burn scars?

What is the best way to minimize burn scars?

Good wound treatment: Followed by moisture and pressure. A lot depends on the severity. Keep them out of the sun. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check on your specific needs. ...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 does it take for second degre burn scars to fade?

Depends on depth: There are different depths of 2nd degree burns. Both will require weeks to months in most cases. Use of silicone gel products to keep site moist often reduces redness faster. ...Read more

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

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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I have burn scars still painful after a few months, what do you recommend?

I have burn scars still painful after a few months, what do you recommend?

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

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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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Do sunburned burn scars go away?

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

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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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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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Does celltone gel really work on old burn scars or wounds?

No see below: On the 3rd november 2011 a complaint was laid with the asa against the claims being made for this product.
In essence the consumer complained that there is no peer-reviewed evidence to confirm that the claims for this product as a whole, or for the individual ingredients, are true, and therefore the asa agreed. ...Read more

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How to treat a burn scars still painful after a few months?

How to treat a burn scars still painful after a few months?

Scar massage: Scar massage may help to ease pain and soften scars and improve appearance. Therapy may help as well. ...Read more

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

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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Will burn scars that deep 2nd degree fade in color over time? The burn is 3 month old scar. When do they stop fading?

Will burn scars that deep 2nd degree fade in color over time? The burn is 3 month old scar. When do they stop fading?

Slowly: Hi! Yes, burn scars fade slowly over many years. To help, use lots of sunscreen for the area, and some suggest using Mederma and moisturizers mixed together. Time is the biggest factor! ...Read more

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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.

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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How to get rid of burn scars?

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

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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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How can I get rid of burn scars?

How can I get rid of burn scars?

Can be improved mayb: Scars can not be made to disappear. There are scar gels and creams that can improve the appearance of a scar that you already have. You can sometimes have a surgical scar revision, but this is just trading one scar for a new scar that should look better. ...Read more