BURN SCAR TREATMENT IN MIAMI, FL
A burn scar can be a painful reminder of a traumatic event. If you would like your burn scar removed to provide better peace of mind or more confidence in your appearance, the world-class team at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute can help. We serve patients in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Kendall and the surrounding Florida communities.
WHAT ARE BURN SCARS?
If your skin has come into contact with fire or another hot surface, you may have acquired a burn scar. This scar is the result of the skin’s interaction with intense heat and the resulting efforts of skin cells to regenerate and close the wound. Although some burns are mild and easily treated at home, a serious burn should be evaluated by an experienced medical professional, so that you can receive the most comprehensive care.
WHAT CAUSES BURN SCARS?
Burn scars are caused as a result of coming into contact with fire or another hot surface. Characteristics of burn scars include:
- Texture that is thicker and tougher than the surrounding skin
- Red or blue pigmentation during healing
- Darker tone or lack of color when healed
- Shiny, smooth, rough, raised or depressed in appearance
- Itchiness or pain
- A feeling of constriction or tightness
HOW ARE BURN SCARS TREATED?
Burn scars are some of the most complex to treat, given the way they heal and their frequent resistance to some lasers. Fortunately, Dr. Jill Waibel is globally respected for her ability to address her patients’ most devastating and disfiguring burn scars.
Our research shows that early treatment is best when it comes to healing a burn scar. Once the skin is intact, our team will begin treatment, typically two to three months after the injury. We use a combination of approaches, including early scar rehabilitation, late scar reconstruction and laser therapy to treat patients with burn scars.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM BURN SCAR TREATMENT?
At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, we value each patient who comes through our doors, creating tailor-made treatments to address their needs. Our practice is based on a firm belief in innovation, compassion and the most current academic research. As a result, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Waibel to learn more about what you can expect from your specific burn scar treatment.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BURN SCAR TREATMENT?
These days, burn scars can be treated with a wide range of techniques. If you are unhappy with the aftermath of a traumatic event that has left a burn scar on your body, you may be a good candidate for burn scar treatment. The best way to determine your candidacy for this procedure, however, is to schedule a consultation.
Rest assured, many burn scars can be dramatically improved with the help of our world-class team. Dr. Jill Waibel is a leader in the field of burn scar treatment and will ensure you are well taken care of. Our practice serves patients in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Kendall, and the surrounding Florida communities. To learn more about how we can best serve you, do not hesitate to contact us today.