One of the most common types of scar is the Burn. It can be due to a lot of factors, not just necessarily of being exposed to fire. There are people whose skin got burned because of their reaction to different types of chemicals, some got them through accidental spilling of a hot substance on them, it can even be because of a certain surgery that required them to undergo laser treatment and their skin got burned because of that or simply because they got exposed to a fire itself.
The type of scar treatment for this type of condition varies mainly according to the extent of the burn itself. The type of burn can be categorized into different degrees which are as follows:
- First – this is when the layer of our skin known as epidermis was burned. The appearance of that is when the skin has shown redness, which can be painful when being rubbed to anything or when touched. One of the most common known complications that a person who has this may have is the risk of having skin cancer in the long run.
- Second (superficial) – this type of burn is the one that may extend up to the superficial of the dermis known as papillary. You may notice that the patient who has this has red skin and may have blisters on it. It can also be very painful and you may even notice that the burn is like secreting moisture around it. One of the complications known that a person who has this may have is the acquiring of infection or what we commonly known as cellulitis.
- Second (deep) – this type of burn is the one that extends up to the deep part of the dermis known as reticular. One noticeable trait of this type of burn is the appearance of having skin that is a combination of white and red, you may even notice blood on the affected area. This can be extremely painful and may have minimal blisters that are often bloody. There is even a high risk of it evolving to third degree when not treated immediately.
- Third – this affects the whole dermis of the skin. You will notice that the skin is stiff and is a combination of white and brownish in color. This one is painless but may require intensive scar treatment.
- Fourth – this type has extended to the entire skin and has even extended up to the muscles, bone and nerves of the affected area. It is normally black and is painless. This type requires taking off the entire affected area as it sometimes can lead to impairment and may even cause death.
There are several scar removal creams known to treat this type of scar, however, it will still depend on the degree of the burn and the extent of the damage. If the burn is just small, it will be advisable to have it treated right away using scar removal creams specifically made for this type of scar. The sooner that you have it treated the bigger chance for you to have them removed. However, for severe cases, there might be a need to undergo surgery or procedures like dermabrasion, grafting of the skin or even amputating the affected area.