Burns and facial scars vary from relatively minor scars to severe debilitating injuries. Over 50% of burn injuries involve the head and neck region and can be caused by flame, electrical current, steam, hot substances, and chemicals.
On the other hand, facial scars come in numerous forms and may be caused by injuries, acne, burns, or surgery.
Dr. Asif Zubair Bhatti is one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Lahore. He has 23 years of experience in his field and provides a broad range of rehabilitation services. He currently practices in Shalamar Hospital, Lahore.
In his session with oladoc, he discusses the causes of facial scars. He emphasizes on the various procedures that need to be carried out to ensure that the scars are healed completely.
Q.1. Why do we get facial scars?
Well, facial scars can have many causes. Normally, the main reason for facial scarring is melasma and acne. Moreover, causes of facial scars can be accidental as well that includes injuries and burns.
Q.2. How can I prevent scarring on my face?
If you have God forbid burned yourself, then get rid as far as possible from that place. After that, you must pour hot water over that area. People wrongly believe that pouring water is a bad idea. However, it is medically proven that pouring cold or cooled water over burns is the most effective at-home and emergency measure to treat burns.
Q.3. How do you remove burn scars from the face?
Well, there are many treatments available to treat burn scars. Some victims are given medication, creams that treat both the bumpy texture of the burn and the colour of the scar.
The second level of treatment is silicon sheets that treat the intensity and severity of the burn. The last level of the treatment is surgery that only a board-certified plastic surgeon can do.
Q.4. Are there any effective remedies for removing facial scars?
Well, for mild to normal scars, using olive or coconut oil to massage the areas can certainly lighten the scars. However, if the scars persist, consult a doctor for proper scar removal.
Q.5. Why do scars turn dark?
Whenever skin burns, it turns red or crimson. The deeper the burn is, the deeper the scar is. 3 weeks from the fresh accident, the scars will properly appear. The reasons why the scar seems dark is because of the healing mechanism of our body.
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