Hot Water Scar
- Asked by PRISCAH in kenya
- 3 years ago
I got burnt by hot water when I was young. I got surgery and it left me with a scar. What can I do to remove it?
Burn scars and repairing or improving burn scars on the body
Red burn scars can be treated with pulsed dye laser. In my practice, I often use a combination of IIT and fractional laser for white old burn scars.
Scar revision for hot water burn
Without seeing the scar it si difficult to provide you with recommendations. We can never eleiminate a scar but we can make it less noticeable, conceal it along normal anatomical landmarks, soften,. flatten, lighten or change the direction.
No Surgery can erase scars
RE - "I got burnt by hot water when I was young. I got surgery and it left me with a scar. What can I do to remove it? " It sounds like you had a full thickness (Third degree) burn which required removal. Such burns are usually treated by replacing the burned, dead skin (eschar) with a skin graft.
Unfortunately, no surgery or device (laser etc) can erase a scar. In some cases, we can make the scars look better and more acceptable but complete removal / erasure of the scar is still an impossibility.
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