A chemical burn is a damage to the tissue surface due to contact with salts of heavy metals, corrosive liquids, acids, alkalis, and other chemically active components. As a rule, this kind of injury occurs as a result of non-compliance with safety regulations and from unfortunate domestic accidents. The burn can be quite severe and leave an unpleasant memory in the form of a scar, especially if it is located on the face.
First of all, it should be noted that if a chemical burn occurs on the face, it is imperative to consult a doctor for help. After all, some agents, in addition to burns, can cause general poisoning of the body directly with toxic substances. In addition, this injury is often accompanied by a state of shock, which is almost impossible to cope with on your own.
First, chemicals are immediately removed from the face by rinsing with water, and then neutralized with specific drugs for 15 minutes. For acids, a 2% baking soda solution is usually used, and alkaline substances are washed off with a weak solution of vinegar or citric acid.
Well-proven medicines such as Vishnevsky ointment, Kontraktubex gel, Panthenol, Solcoseryl help in the treatment of chemical burns. Also, alcohol-free forms of iodine and preparations containing silver, which has a wound-healing effect, are used as antiseptics. It is worth considering that this conservative therapeutic therapy requires patience and, of course, unquestioning fulfillment of all the doctor's prescriptions.
Contacting a beautician to remove facial scars from chemical burns
A fairly effective way to help quickly get rid of a scar on the face is a cosmetic method. In just a few procedures, you can completely remove the scar, and almost painlessly. In addition, it is possible to remove the scar with the help of superficial and medium peels, in particular with the use of fruit acids. This method helps to smooth out the skin's relief and also changes the complexion.
In the event of atrophic scars, laser correction is applied, which activates collagen synthesis, which leads to early healing of the scar.
Folk remedies in the treatment of chemical burns on the face
There are several popular recipes that can be used to combat chemical burns. Aloe juice possesses bactericidal and nourishing properties, which perfectly copes with inflammatory processes, heals the affected areas of the skin. For the therapeutic treatment of a burn, the juice of this plant should be applied to the wound surface twice a day for a week.
Vitamin E also contributes to the rapid healing of burns, as it contains an antioxidant in its natural form. For greater effect, this vitamin is mixed with rose petal oil and the resulting mixture is smeared with the affected areas twice a day.