Burn marks can be very disturbing for the patient, both in terms of appearance and functionality. It can produce contractures (permanent shortening of a muscle or joint), post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and textural irregularity (include things like acne, fine lines and wrinkles) making daily life difficult for you.
However, with advancement in technology, there is a lot of hope for people who wish to remove burn marks. The technology used at The Skin Clinic for burn mark treatment is the Lumenis Ultrapulse fractional CO2 laser. We use the Scar FX to treat the contractures, the Deep FX to sculpt the edges of the contractures and to bring in healthier collagen in the surrounding skin. Finally, we use the Active FX to resurface the entire treated area and to remodel that skin. The other advantage of using this laser, is the ability to inject skin boosters and anti-inflammatory agents into the skin, a technique known as laser-assisted drug delivery.
Treatment Plan for Burn Mark Removal:
The laser treatment for burn marks starts with a local anaesthetic cream administered an hour prior, after which the treatment is painless. Immediately post procedure, the treated area is slightly red and once the anaesthesia effect wears off, the patient will have slight discomfort for about an hour.
In the week following the procedure, the skin slowly turns brown and later stars peeling off to give rise to healthy brighter, smoother, softer skin underneath. In the next 2 months, lot of healthy cells will get produced and remodelling begins. With just one laser treatment to remove burn marks, a remarkable result and improvement occurs. However, a series of 3-4 treatments depending on the depth of the burn mark is required .The treatments are spaced at 3 monthly intervals. Simple creams like a moisturising sunscreen and a healing cream are all that is required post treatment. This is the same for sunburn marks treatment as well.