Burn Scar Treatments

Burn Scar Treatment In Delhi

Flames, heat, steam, hot liquids, chemicals, electricity, radiation, or excessive sun cause burns. Mehektagul Dermaclinic provides safe and efficient burn scar treatment in Delhi for people looking for ways to get rid of these marks on their skin. Minor burns don’t cause scars, major burns leave permanent marks on the skin. These are called scars and have to be separately treated after the burns are healed.

Types of Burn Scars

Burn scars/ marks are categorized similarly to burns. These are as follows:

  • First Degree
    First-degree burn scars affect only the epidermis or the outmost layer of the skin. They don’t require extensive treatment and fade on their own. 
  • Second Degree
    Second-degree burn scars affect the epidermis and dermis (inside layer of the skin). They are painful and take more time to fade. Doctors will prescribe a topical application to reduce the scars and pigmentation. 
  • Third Degree 
    Third-degree burn scars are intense and damage the tissues, muscles, tendons, and nerves. In some cases, the scars can be treated partially. 
  • Hypertrophic Scars
    Hypertrophic scars are raised and textured. These scars are caused when severe burns are infected. The person has a weak immune system or an inflammatory condition. 
  • Atrophic Scars
    The burn scars that leave depressions on the skin are called atrophic. Severe burns also cause these. 
  • Keloids 
    Keloid burn scars are thick and raised. They go beyond the original injury area. This happens when the burns spread over the skin. 
  • Hypopigmented Scars 
    Hypopigmented scars are white or pale and are caused by a lack of melanin production in the affected area. 
  • Hyperpigmented Scars 
    Hyperpigmented scars are dark and caused by excessive melanin production during the healing stage.

Treatments for Burn Scars

Burn scars can be treated in many ways. The doctor finalizes the procedure after a careful examination of the skin and your medical condition. Severe burns in large areas require surgeries or complex treatments. Here are a few of the efficient burn scar treatment in Delhi offered by Mehektagul Dermaclinic:

  • OTC Medication 
    Over-the-counter topical mediation is used for first and second-degree burn scars. Antiseptic creams and fragrance-free ointments can soothe the affected area and provide relief from pain. Over time, the scars will fade. 
  • Silicone Gel Sheets
    Silicone gel sheets are thin medical-grade sheets used to treat burns for over thirty years. The silicone gel reduces the thickness of burn scars, itchiness, and pain. They prevent the scars from getting stiff and restricting your movements. The sheets have to be worn for six months to a year to get effective results. In rare instances, you may be allergic to silicone sheets. You can consult the doctor for alternative treatment and burn scar treatment cost in Delhi
  • Massage Therapy 
    Massage therapy can reduce pain, stiffness, and skin sensitivity in burn scars. The affected area is massaged to manipulate the tissue underneath and allow better movement and blood flow. This treatment is performed only after the burns are 100% healed and should not be performed without certification/ training. 
  • Pressure Therapy 
    Pressure therapy is the first treatment for hypertrophic scars. Elastic cloth braces are worn on the affected area to put even and constant pressure on the scars. This slowly reduces the scars' height. Since you have to wear them for six months to a year, they can be uncomfortable and cause blisters, etc., especially during hot climatic conditions. Not many doctors recommend pressure treatment due to the side effects. 
  • Laser Therapy
    Different types of laser treatments are used for different burn scars. Laser therapy reduces skin stiffness and discomfort while smoothening the scars and reducing the redness. However, laser light increases skin sensitivity to sunlight. Multiple treatment sessions will be required to see good results. Get in touch with burn scar doctors at Mehektagul Dermaclinic for detailed insights on burn scar laser treatment cost in Delhi.
  • Steroid Injections
    Steroid injections are typically used to treat keloid scars to shrink and soften them. The injections also reduce pain and itchiness, though they can make the skin thin in the affected area. The doctor should give these in a predetermined pattern. 
  • Surgeries 
    A variety of surgeries are performed to reduce the scars from severe burns and increase skin movement. A few surgical procedures are as follows:
    • Skin Flap: Skin with blood vessels and fat from the healthy body part is taken and transplanted to the affected area.
    • Tissue Expansion: A balloon-like object is implanted under the skin near the scarred area to expand the tissues. This expanded part is stretched and stitched over the scarred area.
    • Z Plasty: Z-shaped incisions are made into the burn scars to reduce contractures and increase flexibility and movement. This also helps the scars blend into the skin and become less visible.
    • Dermabrasion: A medical device is used to sand the top layer of the scars to smoothen them and create an even appearance.
    • Skin Graft: A thin layer of the skin is removed from other parts of the body and transplanted to the affected area.
    • Fat Graft: This surgery helps reduce uneven and depressed scars by transplanting fat from healthy parts of the body to the affected region.

Treatments for burn scars can take time to show results. Surgeries require longer downtime and a longer recovery period. All one needs to do is keep patience throughout the procedure. 

Book an appointment at Mehektagul Dermaclinic, our advanced skin and hair clinic, for personalized burn scar treatments based on your medical condition. You can also inquire about how much burn scar laser treatment cost in Delhi during the appointment.

 

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