Burn scar resurfacing Burn scars can be very disturbing for the patient both in terms of appearance and functionality. It produces contractures post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and textural irregularity making daily life difficult for the patient. However with advancement in technology there comes a lot of hope. Pre and Post Procedures The patient is treated prior the procedure with a local anaesthetic cream for about an hour after which the treatment is painless. However post-procedure the treated area is slightly red and once the anaesthesia effect wears off the patient has to go through slight discomfort for about an hour.