Pressure garments help control the growth of scar

As burned skin starts to heal, it will form scars which, if left untreated, will grow and contract, thus leading to limb deformity and loss of function. By putting pressure on the scars, the garments help prevent these complications. Pressure garments can be uncomfortable, but burn survivors must wear them at least 23 hours a day, sometimes for up to two years, in order to achieve the best result.

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