Do you have a few minor burns that are causing you to be a little self-conscious about your scars? Especially if those small burns are located in a highly visible area, such as on your face, chest or arms?
If you have suffered from minor trauma and have a few burn marks on your body that you wish to remove, here are a few ways burn surgery can turn your life around!
What Is a Minor Burn?
In total, there are four different types of burns, but most people have only minor ones. How can you truly know the difference between the different levels of severity?
A first-degree burn, or minor burn, is one that isn’t serious enough for an ER visit. This type of burn only impacts the first layer of skin, the epidermis. A minor burn involves reddened skin that could be dry, but no blistering is present.
More serious burns are when skin appears blistered or blackened, or when underlying tissue or bone is visible. Loss of feeling in a burn-affected area is also an indication of a more serious burn that isn’t a first-degree burn.
What are some reasons to remove these signs of burns?
Reason #1: Remove Scars
One of the main benefits of receiving minor burn surgery is removing ugly scars that could be marring your face. Remaining out of the camera lens due to a scar covering your neck or cheek is depressing, to say the least. You don’t want to be missing those family photos or trying to hide that yucky-looking skin with high-necked sweaters. So getting those minor burns removed or making that area less noticeable would go a long way in improving your self-consciousness.
Reason #2: Promote Motor Functions
While it might not be obvious to many, having a scar over a particular area could hinder certain movements you might take for granted every day. For example, if you have a burn on your neck, you might notice a tight feeling along your neckline when you bend your head. Having facial scarring could impact eye or lip movement.
Therefore, getting that minor burn removed could help you see the road more clearly or be able to chew your food more easily.
Reason #3: Beauty Renewal!
Of course, the main motivation for having minor burn surgery for many people is the regeneration of beautiful skin! Minor burns could cause your face to look discolored, or maybe scarring across your arms has you trying to hide with long sleeves. That cute little black dress could be abandoned in the back of your closet, or maybe you can’t wear sandals to the beach because of minor burns on your toes. Getting minor burn surgery could benefit not just your looks, but also your comfort level.
Ready to learn more about minor burn treatment? Give Dr. Peterson a call at 785-234-9000 today.