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Burn Scars

Severe burns heal via scarring. We offer a range of treatments to improve the appearance of burns scars, including non-surgical specialist procedures, such as topical and laser therapies.

Treating burn scar tissue

With burn scar treatments, you must discuss your options with your healthcare provider and our team of clinical practitioners before undergoing any of them. Each burn scar is unique, and treatments suitable for one person may not be ideal for you. It is also essential for you to have realistic expectations as it is highly unlikely that your burn scars will completely disappear. More so, surviving severe burns and being left with scars can be devastating and can affect your confidence. The good news is that treatment options are available to improve the appearance of burn scarring and restore skin texture and smoothness.

Burn scars occur when burns damage the skin. For burns that only affect the outer layers of the skin, the scar tissue fades over time. When the deeper layers of the skin are damaged, it causes more permanent scarring that can have a thick, leathery, or irregular appearance.

First-degree burns often heal on their own without scarring. Second and third-degree burns usually leave behind scars. After your skin has been burned, scarring results, which undergoes a process of maturation. A component of this process is that the scar shrinks, known as contracture.

These scars tighten skin, which can impair your ability to move, especially if they are located close to a joint. Contracture scars may also go deeper, affecting muscles and nerves. Burn scars may or may not be painful. Hypertrophic scars may feel itchy and warm to the touch, while contracture scars make it more challenging to have a free range of motion.

The appearance of burn scars includes:

  • Colour changes – the tissue may be a different colour that is either darker or lighter than your natural pigmentation.
  • Texture – the scar may have a thick, tough or fibrous texture and can be shiny or smooth.
  • Tissue changes – the tissue may be raised or indented.
Burns cause skin cells to die. Damaged skin produces a protein called collagen to repair itself. As the skin heals, thickened, discoloured areas called scars form. Some scars are temporary and fade over time. Others are permanent. Sometimes scar tissue can be painless, and you may notice it has a thicker texture compared to the rest of your body, and that’s it. In some cases, however, over time, scar tissue may become painful as nerve endings regenerate. Some of the symptoms of scar tissue pain include swelling, redness, itchiness, throbbing, sensitivity to touch, and reduced range of motion.
Depending on the severity of the burn and its extent, it could take a long time to heal completely. Generally, the treatment of burn scarring should be avoided during the active phase of healing and scarring. Healing time is also dependent on the extent of the burn, i.e., the larger the burn, the longer it takes to heal. Burn scars are particularly sensitive to sunlight, so it is best to keep them covered.

Burn scarring treatment options

Non-surgical treatments are available to treat burn scar tissue and its uncomfortable symptoms and appearance. Talk to our team about the following approaches.

Radiofrequency Scar Reduction

Restore a smoother appearance.


CO2 Laser – Scar Reduction

Restore a smoother appearance


Erbium Glass Laser

For soft, dewy, youthful skin.

Products to treat Burn Scars

Buy collagen 360 intensive cream by mesoestetic

Collagen 360 Intensive Cream

$159.00 inc. GST

Buy collagen 360 essence by mesoestetic

Collagen 360 essence

$119.20 inc. GST

Buy anti-stress mask by mesoestetic

Anti-stress mask

$129.00 inc. GST


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