How can I fade burn scars & how long does it usually take to fade & completely heal? What can I do to help improve it? (Photos)

A month & 2 weeks ago I had a cyst growing under my skin and I decided to do a hot compress on it. boiled an egg, wrapped in tissue and placed it over my cyst. I usually do it for 20min but this time I left it on for an hour. I might have given myself a second degree burn as a blister was formed. The next day, I popped the blister & as I was trying to remove the liquid by blotting, the skin peeled off. The skin is formed and is no longer an open wound, but it is still extremely red. Help!

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Scar on Face -- Lasers, Microneedling/PRP, Subcision, Fillers, Dermaflage/ScarMD, skin lightening

Lasers , microneedling/PRP and medical tattooing can all be used to improve the look of scars. How long it will take depends on a number of factors, including skin quality and depth of scar. I suggest a formal consultation with an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer


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