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Juris Medicus has board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists who are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and cosmetic enhancement of burns.

 

Burns are tissue damage caused by overexposure in duration or severity to heat or cold, radiation, friction, or direct contact with chemicals or electricity. First-, second-, and third-degree are the most common categories of burns and are assigned based on their severity. A first-degree burn affects only the top layer of skin (epidermis), which appears red but unblistered. A second-degree burn affects the top two layers of skin (epidermis and dermis), which appears bright red, shiny or wet, and blistered. A third-degree burn reaches to the fat layer beneath the dermis, and the skin will appear leathery, white, and sometimes charred. Though far less common, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-degree burns occur, with fourth-degree burns extending to tendons and nerves, fifth-degree burns extending to muscles, and sixth-degree burns extending to bone. Depending on a burn’s severity, treatment ranges from home care to treatment at an emergency facility or a burn center where surgical skin grafts may be necessary.

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