BONUS | Burns and Superficial Scars with Dr Desmond Gan

In this bonus Ask An Expert episode, host Gemma Watts is joined by dermatologist Dr Desmond Gan. An Australasian College of Dermatologists fellowship trained consultant dermatologist, Dr Gan completed his undergraduate medical degree (MBBS) at the University of Melbourne with Honours, achieving Dean’s Honour List and was awarded Evelyn Coy Prize in Surgical Exam. With a long-standing special interest in laser use in Dermatology, Dr Gan was our first port of call when it came to answering YOUR questions on burns and superficial scars. 

Away from our regular brand founder conversations, I am asked so many highly specific questions about the skin. Given that I am an educated consumer and by no means an expert, it would be extremely unethical for me to even attempt to address your skin concerns which is why I insist on taking those questions to a medical doctor. This Ask An Expert series gives you, the Glow Journal audience, unprecedented access to medical doctors, professors and dermatologists and, while this episode is sponsored by Candela Medical, all of Dr Gan’s views are entirely his own and, as per any interview with a doctor, you only hear generalised advice allowing you to make your own, informed, decisions.

In this episode, we’ve taken the questions YOU asked about superficial scarring to Dr Gan - from how soon after an injury you should visit a dermatologist to prevent a scar and if it’s ever too late to fade scarring, through to treatments for cuts from sports, burns from hair curlers and scratches from pets, and whether or not topical products can really help to fade superficial scars.

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