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Garlic Burn Scar How Long It Will Take 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
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
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
I have a bad pancreous n I am using a hot water bottle for pain n it has now left burn scars n I would also like to know what I can do or take for the pain please help have stopped drinking?
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Improve, not remove.:
Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (board-certified) to begin your search for an appropriate course of action.
Good luck! ...Read more
Be aware that...:
Scars cannot be removed, they are permanent. They can, however, be improved. Beware of anyone who tells you that he/she can remove or erase your scars.
There are many treatments. Do your homework, don't expect miracles, and see a surgeon with knowledge and experience in this area. ...Read more
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
Can only Improve:
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).
Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Depends on size: Depends on size and location. If it is early it will fade some in time. If it is small it may be able to be excised. If it is irregular or lumpy it may be able to be lasered or re-grafted. If it is a different color then laser or IPL treatments may help. Excision is usually best if possible. ...Read more
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