Treatment of Scars: I am 25 years old. I have scars on my hand and tummy. I was burnt on diwali, when I was 4 years old. The skin is dark and hard. Can it all be removed?


Treatment of Burn scars is usually quite tricky. Hypertrophic scars are in a sense easier to treat and deformities caused by scars can be corrected. A number of non-surgical ‘medical’ therapies can also be used for the treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars.

If the correction is purely cosmetic, it depends on the size of the area burnt and the depth of scarring. A number of scar revision techniques can be used for the treatment of burn scars, but again success depends on the type and age of scarring.

Here are the number of options generally available for treatment of scars:

* Moisturising oils (acute scars)

* Pressure dressings and spliniting (acute scars)

* Surgical correction if deformities and skin flaps and grafts (Should be done by an experienced surgeon. Even then may result in keloid formation)

* Corticosteroid injection, repeated every few weeks (for keloids and hypertrophic scars)

* Various LASER therapies (variable success)

Since it is not feasible for me to provide surgical services through this medium, you will need to seek the help of an experienced Cutaneous Surgeon (Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon) to see which treatments are best suited for you.  However, if you wish to upload your case sheet & pictures to http://www.onlineskinspecialist.com/user-registration.php, I would be happy to give an opinion.

DR.SASI.K.ATTILI

Consultant Dermatologist

www.onlineskinspecialist.com

About Dr.Sasi Attili

Dr. Sasi Kiran Attili is the founder of Online Skin specialist LTD and is the principal consultant on this website panel. He is a UK trained/ accredited consultant dermatologist & Dermatopathologist. He is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists. He currently works as a Private Consultant Dermatologist in Leeds. Appointments can be booked by calling on 07952708911.
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One Response to Treatment of Scars: I am 25 years old. I have scars on my hand and tummy. I was burnt on diwali, when I was 4 years old. The skin is dark and hard. Can it all be removed?

  1. Question

    may scars are 20 years old and huge area. like 80% of my body was burnt.. Consulted to many doctors they says nothing can be done.. becoz area is wide and operation is not possible

    Answer

    I am extremely Sorry for your problem. If 80% of your body has been burnt, there is not much we can do. I would suggest regularly applying coconut oil and massaging the scars. That will gradually soften them. Hope that advice was helpful

    Dr.Sasi Attili
    Consultant Dermatologist (GMC Registration No.: 6036602)
    http://www.onlineskinspecialist.com

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