How to Get Rid of a Burn Scar
Every day we are exposed to objects that will heat up to high temperatures that can burn our skin. If you have a curling iron you might have burned yourself quite a few times trying to groom your hair for an event. Similarly, you might have burned yourself taking food out from the oven, ironing your clothes, or maybe you might have tried to replace a broken piece of your car’s engine not without burning your fingers first. When you burn yourself not only is it painful, but also it leaves a burn scar on your skin that perhaps you have not being able to remove.
In this OneHowTo article we share some helpful advice how to get rid of a burn scar.
There are several types of burns ranging from the least severe called first-degree burns, to the most threatening called fourth-degree burns. If your burn scar is small, slightly red and not very inflamed you might find in using natural remedies a very effective way to get rid of your burn scar. If you got a burn scar as a result of waxing, read our article on how to get rid of wax burn marks.
There is certain food ingredients with high anti-inflammatory properties that are used in many facemasks and creams designed for scarring. For the best results you can make a homemade mask by mixing some aloe vera gel, honey and cucumber and apply it to your skin several times a day for a few weeks. These ingredients have all natural compounds such as Vitamin C and collagen, which have potent effects on cell regeneration.
Topical creams and patches
If your burn is resistant to natural treatments you might need to opt for stronger treatment options. It would be wise to visit a dermatologist in order to get a full read on your scar and get recommendations on products that you could use.
There are certain ointments silicon patches and scar creams that are formulated specifically for more severe burns. Additionally, make sure that you apply sunscreen on your scar if you are going to expose it to sunlight. Sunlight will just darken your scar and works against a correct treatment to get rid of burn scars.
Surgery and professional treatments
When nothing else works and you want to get rid of a scar for health or beauty reasons your dermatologist may recommend trying scar surgery. Today, there are very non-invasive techniques that are used to remove scars leaving instead a minimal mark on the skin.
Perhaps a more viable option would be to use laser surgery or microdermabrasion. This is a technique used for all skin types and colors ideally for the not so severe scars. First, you will be given some numbing medication that is followed by a quick brushing of the skin. The machine will then gently fire some crystals that will remove the outer layer of the skin causing very little scarring and skin color change.
These are three options that have helped people get rid of their burn scars. It is recommended that before you try any method you consult with a professional your choice of treatment. Some burn scars may not be able to be removed completely but there are ways you can mitigate the exposure.
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