After deep (ІІ-ІІІ degrees) thermal or chemical burns, scars often remain on the skin. Afterburn scars cause a lot of trouble for their owners: they can be injured by clothing, and they interfere especially strongly when they are located near the joints - in this case, they can even hinder the movement of the limbs. There are several options for the formation of post-burn scars. Depending on their varieties, as well as on how long ago they appeared, one or another way of getting rid of them is recommended.
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- - Contractubex ointment;
- - chitosan gel;
- - wheat germ oil;
- - cica-care silicone plaster.
The most favorable outcome of burns is the formation of so-called normotrophic scars, located flush with the skin. They are usually almost invisible and differ from their surrounding surface only in color. Try exfoliating with fruit acids - this process may need to be repeated several times.
For fresh small burn scars, especially in children, try to make them less noticeable by rubbing Contractubex ointment, chitosan gel or wheat germ oil into them.
The above listed remedies can also be used to get rid of deeper, atrophic scars that are located below the skin level. However, they will not be enough, since the formation of these scars is associated with a defect in the connective tissue under them. In this case, try chemical peels of varying degrees, from superficial to deep, depending on the condition of the scar. To choose its variety, consult a cosmetologist. Laser correction will also be effective, as the laser stimulates collagen production.
A special silicone plaster cica-care helps to prevent the appearance of huge, bright hypertrophic scars due to burns. In almost 90% of cases, it softens and discolours burn scars, making them almost invisible. Before using it, you should consult your doctor. This patch is effective only on fresh scars.
The most unpleasant external consequence of burns is the formation of so-called keloid scars. They protrude above the surface of the skin, itch and ulcerate, tend to grow and go beyond the boundaries of the damaged surface. The reasons for their occurrence are still not clear. It is believed that injury or infection of the wound surface can provoke the growth of keloid scars. It was also noticed that they more often develop on the arms and upper half of the body. Previously, such scars were treated only with surgery. With this method of treatment, the scar is excised, a neat cosmetic suture is applied over it - it, in any case, is less conspicuous. After a few months, after its complete healing, you can try to make the seam itself more invisible, using the ointments, oils and gels described above. Currently, a laser is also successfully used to remove keloid scars. All other means against them, unfortunately, are powerless. Try to start with laser correction - it is less traumatic. And only if it does not help, it is worth resorting to surgery.