A small percentage of acute burns are fatal, but all require some degree of medical attention. A burn injury is associated with skin, or other tissues, caused by heat, cold, electricity, radiation, friction or chemicals. A burn injury is associated with anatomic, physiologic, endocrinologic, and immunologic alteration. The acute burns need to be identified properly in order to minimize the risks and the extent of the damage.
The Burn is the destruction of the layers of the skin that results in the depletion of fluids and electrolytes in the body. It could either be small or large in terms of body response is localized to the injured area. When the body’s response is localized to 25% or more of the total body surface area, it goes to large depletion of burn. For the larger depletion of fluids and electrolytes due to the acute burn in the body causes the body’s response systematic.
The Types of Burn with a different Degrees
The burn that affects only the superficial layer of the skin and treated with the medications are known as the first-degree burn. The first-degree burn is characterized by the red marks without blisters and pain persisted till last 3 days.
The burn injury extends into some of the underlying skin layers characterized by the partial thickness and painful blisters are frequently presents known as the second-degree burn. The healing process may require at least 3 weeks and the scars usually appear in this type of burn.
When the burn injury extends till all layers of the skin known as the third-degree burn in which patient doesn’t feel anything except the stiff burn area. The full-thickness appeared in the burn area which is not healed by their own.
The fourth-degree burn is the one which additionally involves injury to deeper tissues, such as muscle, tendons, or bone. This burn is characterized by black color and frequently leads to loss of the burnt parts.
Treatment of Burn Injuries
The treatment of burn injury depends on the severity of burn as the first-degree burns/superficial may be managed with little more than simple pain medications, while major burns such as fourth-degree burns require prolonged burn treatment in a specialized burn treatment centres.
Full-thickness burns require the surgical treatment with the Skin grafting procedure. Extensive burns often require large amounts of intravenous fluid due to capillary fluid leakage and tissue swelling.
Skin Grafting (Transplantation of Skin) for Burn Injuries
Skin grafting is a type of graft surgery involves the transplantation of skin. The transplanted tissue is known as the skin graft. The skin grafting is used to treat the extensive wounding or trauma, burns and areas of excessive skin loss due to some particular infections such as Necrotizing fasciitis or Purpura fulminans.
At Medispa Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Centre, Dr. Suneet Soni performs the Skin Grafting for the acute burnt patients with utmost aesthetic concern and affordable cost option that is peculiar in the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery world.
Skin Grafting at Medispa Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
Dr. Suneet Soni schedules the skin graft procedure several weeks in advance. It is important to stop the medications like aspirin before the surgery as aspirin interferes the blood’s clotting ability. The smoking and taking tobacco should also be stopped before the procedure since these products will impair your ability to heal skin grafts.
The procedure starts with the removing of skin from the donor site and then grafted on the recipient site with most aesthetic manner.
At Medispa Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Centre both the split-thickness grafts & full-thickness grafts are used to fulfill the large wound area as well as the small wound area on highly visible part of the body respectively.