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Burn Scar

Hi, I am really really concerned about a burn scar which I have on my left hand. I burned my hand with hot wax in a little area about a size of a quarter about 6 months ago. Now I have a white scar on that area. I've been to a dermatologist and they prescribed me Dovonex and Vectical ointment. I've been using Dovonex and now I'm using Vectical. The dermatologist told me I should keep putting the ointment on before I think of doing something else. But I really need this scar to go away because my engagement is coming up. PLEASE help me if you can. Is there anything else I can do about this?? Will laser help me to get the pigmentation back?? PLEASE help me out. I'm really concerned and worried about this. I'll appreciate any help. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Hello,
From your description, it looks like a first or second degree burn. Most superficial burns heal within about two weeks and don't usually leave a scar. One medicine which has been advised by many dermatologists for scar diminishing is contractubex gel/cream. You can seek your dermatologist/surgeon’s opinion before using this cream. Otherwise you can go in for glycolic peals, laser treatments and pressure dressings. Severe scarrings may need skin grafting by a plastic surgeon.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.




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Thanks Dr. Kaur!! Um is the creme I'm given, called Vectinal, okay for this kind of scar?? As I mentioned before, the area is repigmented. And I need to get pigmentation back in there. So do you think a laser treatment would be good for this?? Because my dermatologist told me it might not be helpful enough. So I'm a bit concerned. Should I visit a plastic surgeon instead of a dermatologist??
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Oh, I can send you picture of the scar if you provide me with an email address or something like that. Because I don't see a picture attachment option here.
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