One of the more significant injuries resulting in Scarring is a burn. After a Burn Injury, normal pressure from the outer skin layers and underlying tissue is absent. The absence of normal pressure results in an irregular formation of scar tissue. As a result, scarring may continue long after an initial injury. Severe Burn Scars may take up to two years to mature.
One type of scarring that can be the result of a burn is a Contracture Scar. Contracture Scars occur when large areas of skin are lost. When this occurs the natural healing process of the body will pull tightly together the remaining skin. Contracture Scars can often restrict adjacent tendons and or muscles, as well.
Contracture Scars are not the only type of scar that can develop as the result of a burn. There are three major types of burn related scars as follows:
At present there is much more hope in the treatment of Burn Scars than there has ever been in any previous period of time. Burn Scar treatment has made important advancement. Always consult with a physician before choosing any Burn Scar treatment.