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How to get rid of burn scar?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Burn scars are inherently dry and benefit from longterm use of treatments rich in aloe vera, vit e, etc. as well as gentle soaps, etc.
Dr. Suman Das
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Never!Excepting 1st

You canot get rid of burns scar excepting 1st degree burns.
The scar from burns depend on the depth of the burns.Ist degree burns is superficial and will heal without scar.But, 2nd and 3rd degree burns will leave scar.You can minimise the scar by preventing measures like pressure, massage, slicon gel sheeting and in severe scarring by excising it and skinn grafting it.All depends on the timing, quality.

In brief: Never!Excepting 1st

You canot get rid of burns scar excepting 1st degree burns.
The scar from burns depend on the depth of the burns.Ist degree burns is superficial and will heal without scar.But, 2nd and 3rd degree burns will leave scar.You can minimise the scar by preventing measures like pressure, massage, slicon gel sheeting and in severe scarring by excising it and skinn grafting it.All depends on the timing, quality.
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends

The size and location of a burn scar may make it impossible to remove.
It might be possible to improve it with dermarolling or application of silicone gel sheeting. Stretching the surrounding skin (tissue expansion) followed by removal of the burn scar and advancing the stretched skin into its place might be possible as well.

In brief: Depends

The size and location of a burn scar may make it impossible to remove.
It might be possible to improve it with dermarolling or application of silicone gel sheeting. Stretching the surrounding skin (tissue expansion) followed by removal of the burn scar and advancing the stretched skin into its place might be possible as well.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tincture of time

In most instances time is one of your best friends.
Of course. Third degree burns may require more urgent treatment to minimize scarring. Silicone gel sheeting and pressure dressings are time tested methods to minimize scar formation.

In brief: Tincture of time

In most instances time is one of your best friends.
Of course. Third degree burns may require more urgent treatment to minimize scarring. Silicone gel sheeting and pressure dressings are time tested methods to minimize scar formation.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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