Dr. Rohrich was one of 4 experts giving opinions from different perspectives on how to treat and manage sunburns in a recent article in the Ethiopian Review.
Other experts included a nutritionist, a dermatologist, and a beauty professional.
His advice representing plastic surgery:
“Treat symptoms with cold compresses and a moisturizer. Avoid the sun, or cover your burn when you do go out. If skin starts peeling, leave it alone, since picking it off can lead to bleeding and scars. If you notice either, wait 6 to 12 months to let the skin heal. Then a doctor may treat it with a chemical peel.” -Rod Rohrich, M.D.