Second-degree burns are defined as those burns in which the entire epidermis
and variable portions of the dermis layer are heat destroyed. A superficial second-degree (partial thickness) burn is characterized by heat injury
to the upper third of the dermis leaving a good blood supply.
1) How long would the healing period take?
Despite loss of the entire basal layer of the epidermis, a burn of this depth will heal in two to four weeks if non-infected due to repopulation of the epithelial cells
that are also present in skin appendages, anchored deep in the dermis. Minimal to no scarring is expected to occur.
2) Would this leave any burn scars?
Minimal to no scarring is expected to occur.
3) When would his skin come back to normalcy?
Burn scars undergo maturation, at first being red, raised and uncomfortable. They frequently become hypertrophic and form keloids
. They flatten, soften and fade with time, but the process is unpredictable and can take up to two years.
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NOTE: Make sure that the wound does not get infected and you strictly follow the guidelines of the treating doctor and go for regular follow up visits.