A burn accident can cause a high emotional impact, both for the inconvenience caused by the first stage of surgical intervention and the subsequent scarring. Besides the aesthetic component, the scarring also serves as a constant reminder of the accident.
DermaSort Clinics offers its patients their Chapter of Burn Scars Treatment, a subspecialty within the DermaSort Clinics using the most advanced laser technology.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BURN SCARS?
Burn scars are the result of an accident that can affect the different layers of skin.
Burn scars are the result of an accident that can affect the different layers of skin. First degree burns: cause lesions in the epidermis, the outermost layer.
Second-degree burns: the damage reaches the damage reaches the dermis, the intermediate layer. Third degree burns: reach the hypodermis, the deepest layer of the skin.
Most of these accidents are caused by domestic burns, the majority with oil or boiling water or by the use of electric appliances such as irons, although we have also treated burns by deflagrations in mines, sulphuric acid in cleaning workers and plumbers, as well as burns caused by gas explosions.
Burn scars usually present relief on the skin. They produce feelings of tightness and on occasion can limit motion functionality. For instance, when the scar is on the neck, flexion and extension can be limited, as well as rotation.
BURN SCAR TREATMENT
This type of scar can be treated using different techniques, from the infiltration of corticosteroids to the surgical excising, as well as different techniques of laser treatment.
The optimal treatment is that which is best suited to the characteristics of each scar, that is, its extension, location or degree of evolution, among others.
At DermaSort Clinics the choice of one or another technique is completely individualized, the dermatologist evaluates the specific needs of each patient, as well as their preferences. In order to offer the best personalized treatment, our dermatologists have the experience that practice and continuous training provides them, along with the most comprehensive laser technology platform in Spain.
CO2 LASER FOR BURN SCAR TREATMENT
As a result of the research work of our Dermatology Unit on treating burn scars, today we can say that ablative fractional CO2 laser provides satisfactory results for the remodeling of damaged skin, recovery of flexibility and aesthetic improvement of the scar.
The main factor in improving burn scars is the reordering and new production of collagen, two of the goals of treatment with ablative fractional CO2 laser.
At our clinic in Madrid we have advanced CO2 laser equipment that enables us to adjust different patterns of treatment, in order to adjust the procedure to the specific needs of each patient.