This is my compression band that I will hopefully be getting on Monday. You have to measure your arm in 3 places to make sure it's the right size. It's white and I got 2 because my sister said they need to be cleaned alot and you still need one to wear while the other is being washed. I understand this now. Due to cream and constant water production there is a lot of 'goo' involved with burns. It's too white. I think I'll take my permanent markers to them.
The noticable change happend pretty much over night. Before I woould notice little changes and would show my mom or my husband and they would just grimace at me. Now they too, admit it looks better.
I finally have scar tissue forming and the puffiness has decreased substantially. When I wrap it with another wrap really tight the puffiness goes down even more. When I get my compression band it should get totally flat.
I kind of describe it like looking like the inside of an orange when it heals. Like when you pull off the thin skin and see the little juice pockets inside. Thats what the center of my burn looks like. See.
It heals from the edges in. The skin gets tight and they say that you are not allowed to let it get tight so you have to stretch it. I pull and stretch it when I clean it. That's why Nie Nie still does yoga too. It stretches her healing skin. It's also why her bottom lip was so big for a while. When her skin on her chin healed it tightened so much it pulled her bottom lip inside out.
It produces that water quickly and constantly. I dry it off and about 5 seconds later it's shiny with water. I have to dry it right before putting cream on it or it's like frosting a cake while it's still hot. Nothing sticks.