Information about Burn Scars and Treatment

By: Samara Al Romaithi

There is more attention being given to burn injuries as they have multiplied within recent years. Luckily, more medical professionals are truly beginning to realize and understand problems that are associated with burns. According to statistics, at least 50 percent of burn accidents can be prevented. But, until we are able to spread more education about burn safety we will have to continue dealing with the after effects of burn injuries which are burn scars.

Types of Burns

Burn scars depend on the type of burn. The severity of the burn is determined by the person's age, as well as the size and depth of the burn. Most commonly, burns are categorized by depth into degrees from first to third. First degree burns affect the surface layer of skin, the epidermis. First degree burns cause pain, redness and swelling. These are the least serious and it is possible to prevent burn scars with proper treatment. To treat, the skin should be flushed or soaked and then covered with a sterile non adhesive bandage to protect it from friction or pressure. A second degree burn affects the epidermis and the dermis, the top two layers of skin and can cause redness, swelling, pain and blisters. These burns also affect sweat glands and hair follicles. To heal burns of the second degree, a cool moist sterile bandage should be placed over the wound that should be elevated. Do not apply cold water, compresses or ointment and make sure the burn area stays clean. A third degree burn appears charred or white and affects the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. These burns affect so deeply into the skin that they damage skin tissue and often cause the skin to feel numb. Treat third degree burns like second degree while getting the person to a medical professional as quickly as possible.

Types of Burn Scars

The process to heal burns is similar to other wound healing which means that it is likely to result in scarring. The three major types of burn related scars are keloid, hypertrophic and contracture. Keloid scars are thick and raise above the skin's surface as well as grow beyond the site of the injury. Hypertrophic scars are thick and raised as well, but remain within the injury site. Contracture scars are those that cause the skin to tighten which can result in the tightening and limited mobility of underlying muscles and tendons.

Surgical Procedures

Two common burn scar removal procedures that help improve scar appearance are dermabrasion and skin grafts. Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure to improve or minimize the appearance of scars, restore function and correct disfigurement resulting from an injury. Dermabrasion shaves or scrapes off the top layers of skin in order to smooth it out. This is able to smooth the skin surface by will not actually remove the scars. A skin graft is a surgical procedure where a piece of skin is transplanted from one area to another area of the body. General anesthesia is needed for this type of procedure and healing might take from 6 weeks to a few months to heal. Most grafts are successful, but some may require additional surgery if they do not heal properly.

Natural Burn Scars Treatment

These two surgical procedures are common, but expensive and are not completely successful in removing burn scars. Fortunately, new scientific studies have changed organic skin care products with the discovery of an ingredient known for its incredible regenerative properties. This natural serum, Helix Aspersa Muller, is shown to help the body break down damaged cells and use the remaining amino acids to rebuild healthy ones. This serum is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and deep moisturizing agent. Try an organic Helix Aspersa Muller burn scar treatment today and watch your burn scars slowly but naturally fade into beautiful skin.

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BIOSKINCARE contains Helix Aspersa Muller along with other active botanicals to make up a truly comprehensive and one of a kind scar healing solution. This skin care product is able to dissolve damage cells, rebuild healthy new ones, and restore the lipid barrier of the skin to give you better results than other skin burn remedies.

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