Burns and Injury Scars

Scars from burns and injuries

A burn is a damage to the skin produced by flames, heat, the sun, x-rays, wet heat, laser, electrical energy, chemicals, radiation, and other factors. Medical science divides burns into four categories based on how they occur: first degree burns, second degree burns, third degree burns, and fourth degree burns. Burns mostly affect the skin, but in severe situations, they can also affect the muscles, veins, and bones.

Treatment for Burns and Injury Scars

First degree burns:

The less severe burns, but you will feel the pain, tenderness, and swelling of the area. The skin is usually pink or reddish, and the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) is affected. This will usually heal on its own in a few days. Apply cold water and antibiotic creams to the area for immediate treatment. You can expect little or no scarring.

Second degree burns:

A burn is more serious than the first degree when the epidermis is destroyed and crossed, which reaches the dermis (second layer of skin) and can cause severe pain, swelling, and blisters. The skin will be bright red and the scars will also occur. You can expect healing to take one to three weeks and you need immediate medical care.

Third degree burns:

By far the most serious burn class. The skin is charred and brown, black or white spots appear. The epidermis and the dermis are completely destroyed. Other tissues, organs, and even bones can also be damaged. There will be deep scars and medical attention should take place immediately.If you are unhappy with one of these scars and have developed scars, you can look for treatment options to reduce scars once the wound is healed. Dermapen, Fraxel Repair, and Fraxel Restore Dual are excellent options for people with burn scars and wounds.