I got burnt with a cigarette on my chin and was wondering if it will leave a permanent scar. (photos)
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Doctor Answers 1
Hello, thanks for the question and sorry for the burn. It sounds like you had a superficial second degree burn, which means that damage was done to the dermis (deeper than just the top layer of skin). The skin will not stay red forever, and will begin to lighten over the next few months. It is likely that there will be some residual scar however. I recommend that you keep sunscreen on it when going outside, and massage it with lotion or Vitamin E oil twice daily for the next 3-6 months as the scar matures. Have a blessed day!
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