The scar that you see on the surface of the skin is the result of a complex process the skin goes through as it recovers from damage. There are many factors that affect how a wound heals, and the way the wound heals affects how the scar will end up looking in on the long run. How skin heals varies from person to person, but it also depends on how you care for the wound before the scar is formed.
The skin goes through three stages of repair before you see a scar. In the first stage, there’s swelling, redness, and some tenderness or pain as a scab begins to form. The second stage, new skin tissue forms underneath the scab. The final stage involves rebuilding and reforming the outer and inner layers of the skin.
K-Doctors works with the best burn care clinics in Korea. Our highly coordinated team provides burn patients with guidance to customized medical care and assists the whole process.
Burns are one of the most common household injuries, especially among children. The term “burn” means more than the burning sensation associated with this injury. Burns are characterized by severe skin damage that causes the affected skin cells to die.
Most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences, depending on the cause and degree of injury. Serious burns require immediate emergency medical care to prevent complications and death.
There are three primary types of burns; first, second, and third-degree burns. Each degree is based on the severity of damage to the skin, with the first-degree being the most minor and third-degree being the most severe.
1) First-degree burns: Red, non-blistered skin.
2) Second-degree burns: Blisters and some thickening of the skin.
3) Third-degree burns: Widespread thickness with a white, leathery appearance.
*There are also Fourth-degree burns. This type of burn includes all of the symptoms of a third-degree burn and also extends beyond the skin into tendons and bones.
When the burn is properly and quickly treated, the outlook for first and second-degree burn can be healed. These burns rarely scar but can result in a change in pigment of the skin that was burned. The main purpose is to minimize further damage and infection. Extensive damage from severe second-degree and third-degree burns can lead to problems in deep skin tissues, bones, and organs.
Patients may require:
● Physical therapy
● Lifelong assisted care
It’s important to gain adequate physical treatment for burns. There are supportive clinics that are specialized only on burn treatment. K-Doctors will help you to find the best doctor for your burn treatment, and assist you until you recover properly and accomplish a satisfying result.
Cleft lip and cleft palate occur when tissues in the baby's face and mouth don't fuse properly. Normally, the tissues that make up the lip and palate fuse together in the second and third months of pregnancy. But in babies with cleft lip and cleft palate, the fusion never takes place or occurs only part way, leaving an opening.
Researchers believe that most cases of cleft lip and cleft palate are caused by an interaction of genetic and environmental factors. In many babies, a definite cause isn't discovered.
The mother or the father can pass on genes that cause the cleft, either alone or as part of a genetic syndrome that includes a cleft lip or cleft palate as one of its signs. In some cases, babies inherit a gene that makes them more likely to develop a cleft, and then an environmental trigger actually causes the cleft to occur.
A cleft lip is a physical split or separation of the two sides of the upper lip and appears as a narrow opening or gap in the skin of the upper lip. This separation often extends beyond the base of the nose and includes the bones of the upper jaw and/or upper gum.
A cleft palate is a split or opening in the roof of the mouth. A cleft palate can involve the hard palate (the bony front portion of the roof of the mouth), and the soft palate (the soft back portion of the roof of the mouth).
Cleft lip and cleft palate can occur on one or both sides of the mouth. Because the lip and the palate develop separately, it is possible to have a cleft lip without a cleft palate, a cleft palate without a cleft lip, or both together.
The technology of reconstructing has highly developed for aesthetic purposes in Korea. Korea become one of the most advanced countries to conduct surgeries for the patients who have cleft lips. K-Doctors can help you to find specialized and experienced medical surgeons in Korea.