Darrell Henderson, MD
Plastic Surgeon located in Lafayette, LA
After suffering from a severe burn, you can be left with serious scarring and lifelong physical ailments. As a top board-certified plastic surgeon, Darrell Henderson, MD can help. Dr. Henderson is highly skilled in correcting the most complex of burns and scarring. Learn how Dr. Henderson can help you by scheduling a burn care consultation at his Lafayette, Louisiana, clinic. You can either click on the online scheduler to book or call the clinic directly.
Burn Care Q & A
When should I see a burn care specialist?
Plastic surgeons are crucial to the evolution of burn care treatments. Because modern medical technology has evolved drastically over the years, you can get effective burn care solutions for minor to complex burns. You should consider seeing a plastic surgeon who specializes in burn care if:
- Your burns are making it difficult to perform daily tasks
- You feel self-conscious or uncomfortable about your burns
- Your burns have caused significant scarring
- You’re still in pain, even though your burns have healed
With his extensive experience in innovative burn care solutions, you can feel confident that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Henderson can help you.
What is burn care reconstruction?
Burn care reconstruction is tailored entirely to your needs and severity of your scarring. The goal of burn care reconstruction is to:
- Reconstruct the affected areas
- Improve range of motion and mobility
- Reduce the appearance of burns
Burn care reconstruction is important after seeking immediate medical attention for your burns since your initial treatment involved helping you heal and preventing infection. Dr. Henderson’s goal is to help you return to the way you looked and felt before your injury occurred.
It’s important to have realistic goals though. Your skin is an organ, and it takes time for it to heal. Plus, as you get older, healing and skin cell turnover is a much slower process. During your consultation, Dr. Henderson can let you know what to expect from your burn care procedure.
What happens during a burn care procedure?
Since your burn care procedure is tailored to your specific needs, Dr. Henderson discusses your options with you during your initial visit. Your personalized burn care treatment may involve:
- Laser skin treatments
- Scar release
- Skin grafting
- Tissue expansion
Depending on the severity of your burns and the size of your treatment area, your burn care procedure may be performed under local or general anesthesia. No matter how minor or complex your burn treatments may be, Dr. Henderson cares for you every step of the way.
Schedule your burn care evaluation today. Request an appointment online or over the phone.