Physiotherapy of post-burn scars and edema

Even the most minor burns are left onour skin scars. If these scars do not deliver aesthetic discomfort and do not cause physical discomfort, they can not be removed, but it happens that the burn scars are located on the joints and limit the movement of the limbs. If your body has scars after burns - the treatment can be very diverse, it depends on how burn scars have long appeared, where they are located, how deep the burn of tissues was.

Unfortunately, cases when maturationburn scars are broken, keloid scar is formed, which sharply protrudes over the surface of the skin, it is covered with a thin layer of epithelium, often itches, burns and even ulcerates. Such burn scars have a tendency to permanent growth. Even after the removal of keloids, recurrences are frequent. Therefore, burn scars of the keloid type are often treated surgically or with the help of a laser.

Burn scars - treatment features

If you have old scars after burns - treatment,most likely, there will be a surgical, possibly in combination with laser therapy or chemical peeling. Surgical removal of scars after burns is the excision of the scar with further application of the cosmetic suture. Usually the cosmetic suture after surgical removal of the burn scar is much easier to make imperceptible than the scar itself. After removing the seams, special means are rubbed into the surgical zone, which soften the new scar and prevent the connective tissue from expanding. Six months after the removal of the scar, you can see the final result of such an operation.

Laser treatment of burn scars

Burn scars are also successfully treated by applyingmodern laser technologies. With laser polishing, scar tissue is removed layer by layer. The procedure for grinding burn scars is well tolerated and is practically painless. Within two weeks after the procedure, patients may be troubled by some soreness in the area of ​​burn scars and a small swelling. If the desired effect is not achieved, after the healing of the site where the burn scars were made, other methods of treating scars, for example, superficial peels, can be used. If you have small scars after burns - the treatment may be a gentle method of grinding. This method of grinding the scars after a burn is called microdermabrasion, it consists in leveling the skin with the help of aluminum oxide powder. This method of polishing eliminates the risk of infection in burn scars.

Peelings with burn scars

Also for the treatment of scars formed afterburns, widely used various peelings. The most popular of them is a peeling from burn scars with fruit acids. With this peeling, you can not only align the skin's relief, but also improve the overall condition of the skin - make the skin more elastic, improve metabolic processes in tissues, even the color of the scar after the burn. If after the burn formed an atrophic scar (scar, which is below the skin level), then use one of the three types of chemical peelings:

  • superficial, when only a part of the keratinized skin cells are removed on burn scars;
  • average, in this case the entire layer of keratinized cells is removed;
  • deep - in this case, the action of the peeling reaches the middle layers of the skin.

The best way to remove atrophic scarsafter burns is still laser correction. The laser beam stimulates the synthesis of collagen, and this substance promotes the rapid and correct overgrowth of the skin zone where the burn wound was. Laser removal of atrophic scars after burns gives good results in the shortest possible time. Burn scars are better not to be treated independently, but you can not achieve such an effect in the home, anyway, so the success of scars treatment after burns depends on the timely application for help to a specialist.