Burn Scar Treatment: Put the Past Behind You

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Facial scars of any kind can be disfiguring. But when the scar is a result of a traumatic burn injury, it can be especially upsetting. Facial burn scars can not only be a physical reminder of a painful event, but they can also form in ways that limit your facial functions, such as your ability to smile, chew, drink or open and close your eyes.

Skin burns can be a result of chemicals, the sun, radiation and electricity. Burns cause skin cells to die. When the skin is damaged, the body naturally tries to heal itself by producing a protein called collagen. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen in a uniform or natural-looking pattern. As the skin heals, it is common to see areas of thickness and discoloration. This is how scars form. … Continue reading

Facial Scars: You Have Options

Do you avoid looking in the mirror because of a scar on your face? Scars can often be unsightly reminders of a previous accident, injury or trauma. When they occur on the face, it can be even more devastating. A scar is a group of connective fibrous tissues and is a natural response when the skin is damaged from a cut, burn or wound. Unfortunately, the appearance of a scar can be quite unattractive. Scars can be wide, sunken, red, raised, pale or even cause distortion of other parts of the face such as your eyes or lips. The good news is that you do not have to be stuck with an unsightly facial scar for the rest of your life. With today’s advancements in facial plastic surgery, you can undergo a scar revision procedure and regain the confidence you once had. … Continue reading

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