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What are Skin Burns and Injuries?

Skin burns and injuries damage the important protective layers of the skin and can result in complications like infection or damage to underlying tissues. Although pain might be your first concern, there can also be factors to keep in mind like recovery, scarring, and timeframe. For particularly large or severe injuries or burns, your quality of life can be greatly impacted, meaning you are unable to remain active and comfortable in your lifestyle. Stem cells are one option in effectively rejuvenating tissues and cells affected by burns and injuries.

What Causes Skin Burns and Injuries?

The skin is your body’s protective layer against outside materials and harmful substances. However, your skin can easily be compromised by everyday accidents. More severe cases can be the result of cuts, burns, and injuries that require medical attention. Each person’s circumstances are different, so we begin with a full understanding of your burn or injury, your preferences, and your cosmetic goals for recovery.

What are Common Skin Injuries and Conditions?

Traumatic Injuries

Traumatic injuries are sudden, severe, and can be life-threatening. They’re usually the result of blunt force, skin penetration, or burns, and can occur because of everyday activities like driving or playing sports. They can also occur because of anomalies like natural disasters and freak accidents. In the event of a traumatic injury, you’ll need immediate medical attention at an emergency hospital center. Some types of traumatic injuries can leave behind permanent symptoms or conditions, while others require only a slow and steady recovery.


Scars form because of your body’s natural healing process after the skin is broken or compromised. When the dermis, or deep layer of your skin, is broken, the body creates new collagen fibers to mend the break and keep the underlying tissues protected. Once the wound or incision heals, the collagen fibers remain and give the affected skin a different appearance from the rest of the skin. Scars can sometimes be made worse by a lack of moisture or too much collagen production (in the case of hypertrophic or keloid scars). Some at-home products can be effective at reducing scarring if used during the healing phase, but it can be difficult to reduce the appearance of existing scars without cosmetic services.

2ND & 3RD Degree Burns

Chances are, you’ve experienced a mild burn at least once in your life. These are considered 1st degree burns and are perfectly manageable at home. However, 2nd and 3rd degree burns are less common and can be more dangerous. In a 1st degree burn, only the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) is affected. In 2nd degree burns, the epidermis and dermis (lower layer of the skin) are affected. 3rd degree burns are extremely severe and can affect even the tissues underlying the skin. 2nd and 3rd degree burns require extensive medical attention and can be life-threatening if not properly treated— sometimes with the use of skin grafts. They can also require a lot of time to heal and recover.

Radiation Burns Post-Cancer

Radiation therapy treats cancer using high-frequency radiation to damage cancer cells, ensuring they do not grow. While typically effective in treating cancer, this has serious side effects and can damage healthy cells as well. It’s common for radiation therapy patients to face sores or burns on the skin. Stem cell therapy can help these patients recover and heal more quickly from burns after radiation.

Learn More About How Stem Cells Can Help

Skin burns and injuries can be traumatic, painful, and require a long and careful recovery. This can take a toll on your lifestyle, your health, and your wellbeing, and it can feel like your only options are waiting for your body to heal. Stem cells that are gathered from fatty tissue can help jumpstart your body’s regenerative processes, helping to restore tissues and cells affected by burns or injuries. Learn more about stem cells derived from adipose.

Skin Burns & Injuries FAQs

Are burn marks permanent?

Some scars from burns may fade naturally over time, while others will require some type of treatment to reduce their appearance. Stem cell, PRP, and exosomes therapy have the ability to reduce the appearance of burns and scars over time while allowing the tissue to properly heal.

Can stem cells grow new skin?

Studies have shown that stem cells can be used to grow new skin and repair damaged tissue.

Can stem cells remove scar tissue?

When injected into the body, stem cells can stimulate new tissue growth and limit scar tissue formation.

How are stem cells used in skin grafts?

Treatment for burns on the skin depends on the severity of the burn. Stem cell therapy is an excellent treatment option that can improve the speed of healing, promote healthy collagen and elastin repair, and decrease redness and inflammation.

Schedule a Consultation

At Axis Stem Cell Institute, we understand that burns and injuries can greatly affect your lifestyle, preventing you from living your best life. Sometimes, the scars that are left behind aren’t just physical, either. We advocate for comprehensive, compassionate care to guide you through the recovery process with the best in stem cell therapies and scientific advancements so you can get back to your healthy lifestyle. It can feel like there are few options besides waiting when it comes to recovery from a burn or injury, so we’ll discuss your best options with stem cell and platelet-rich plasma options to restore your body.

Stem cells are a new and effective option in regenerative medicine. Your first step in a regenerative therapeutic plan is speaking with our stem cell experts. To schedule a consultation at our Seattle or St. Petersburg office call 206.823.0960 or fill out our online form.

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