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Does A Chemical Burn Leave A Scar
Usually not.: It depends on where on the face it is located, but as a rule, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, the scar that results from excision of a mole usually heals very well and can be expected to be less conspicuous than the mole. Often it can become practically invisible. But there is always a possibility for a scar with which you might not pleased. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Depending the tissue and extent of scarring, use of tattoos can mask some scar sites. If depressed (indented) scar with pigment you may consider other options (such as removal/repair, use of pigment seeking laser, etc. Recommend seeing local cosmetic/plastic surgeon for consultation of best options. ...Read more
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
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
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
No sun is not good: Sun is not good for normal skin let alone burned skin. Healing skin is more fragile than normal skin and is more prone to hyperpigment with sun exposure. Make sure you cover your skin burn with sunblock when exposed to sun especially the first year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Usually the skin is pink and a lighter color but may turn darker as it heals more. ...Read more
Burn: Thermal by definition; tissue damage by drastic ambient temperature change. ...Read more
Aquaphor Ointment: Mr. Clean's magic eraser doesn't actually contain any bleach or other chemicals. It is made of a fiber called melamine, and is essentially like a very, very, very fine sandpaper or brillo pad. So if you have a burn from a magic eraser pad, it's likely because you "sanded" off your top layer of skin. Try covering it with a thin layer of aquaphor healing ointment while the skin grows back. ...Read more
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