Scar on face. What can I do? (Photo)
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Garlic burn treatment in Los Angeles
We actually see a lot of garlic burns on the face. I would begin with our brightening regimen which includes Melarase AM and Melarase PM, followed by Melapads and Replenish cream.
Option for treating discoloration after garlic burn
Garlic and therefore garlic paste contains sulfenic acid which breaks down into allicin. Allacin is a very strong chemical and as the sulfenic acid in the garlic paste breaks down the amount of allicin in it keeps increasing. Therefore when you keep garlic paste on your skin for a prolonged period the amount of allicin increases tremendously and you will actually suffer from a chemical burn with possible discoloration. The discoloration will fade over time, but if you would like to speed up the process, a treatment with fractional non-ablative laser can greatly improve the appearance of the scar.
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