Burns are a type of injury where the skin is damaged after exposure to the sun, heat, radiation, chemicals, or electricity. While most people experience burns from coming into contact with a hot surface, such as a clothing iron or stove, burns from chemical exposure and other accidents can cause serious harm. Your skin is only built to withstand a specific range of temperature and conditions. When extreme heat is applied to the skin, the delicate cells of your skin are destroyed. Symptoms of a burn can appear quickly, and include:

  • Blisters
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Peeling
  • White or Charred Skin
  • Pain (be aware that more serious types of burns can be painless)

  • 1st-degree burn. This minor burn affects only the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). It may cause redness and pain.
  • 2nd-degree burn. This type of burn affects both the epidermis and the second layer of skin (dermis). It may cause swelling and red, white, or splotchy skin. Blisters may develop, and pain can be severe. Deep second-degree burns can cause scarring.
  • 3rd-degree burn. This burn reaches to the fat layer beneath the skin. Burned areas may be black, brown or white. The skin may look leathery. Third-degree burns can destroy nerves, causing numbness

Depending on the type of burn you've experienced, the severity, and location, a number of treatments are available. If a burn is deeper or widespread, it is essential to seek emergency medical care. For burns that do not meet this criteria, patients can schedule their appointment with Dr. Schultz in his Upper East Side office. Dr. Schultz understands the seriousness of burns. Not only are they painful, but they can cause infections and other damage to the skin that may require months of recovery. The most common treatments for burns include:

  • Burn creams and ointments: these medications are used to soothe pain and swelling, reduce the risk of infection and scarring, and promote healing.
  • Dressings: specialized bandages and wrapping techniques to protect the burned area and promote healing.
  • Pain Medications: prescription or over-the-counter medications used to minimize the pain felt as a result of a burn.
  • Antibiotics: medications that work to prevent infections from taking hold and further damaging the area.
  • Tetanus Shots: a shot used to mitigate the risk of tetanus following a burn.
  • Fluids: used to rehydrate an individual after a burn
There are other treatments available for burns. However, options like skin grafts and intravenous (IV) fluids, are most commonly used for severe burns.

Burns are a serious injury that can damage the skin to varying degrees. The most severe burns may be painless, which can make people diminish the seriousness of their condition.

Whether you've experienced a mild or severe burn, Dr. Schultz encourages you to seek expert treatment as soon as possible. As burns damage the flesh and increase your risk of infection, it's important to receive the appropriate treatment.

From the comfort of our Upper East Side office, your burn will be cleaned, examined, and treated with the most effective techniques to promote healing and avoid scarring.

After a careful examination of your burn and the surrounding area, Dr. Schultz will create a treatment plan based on the degree of damage. You will be given care instructions, pain medications, and antibiotics as needed to maximize your recovery.

Patient Reviews

I've been seeing Dr. Schultz for the last 8 years and during that time, I've recommended him to countless friends for both cosmetic and medical dermatologic help. I trust him completely both diagnostically and aesthetically. When I had shingles, he was wonderful, incredibly supportive and kind. And when I eased into doing more cosmetic dermatology, he was– and continues to be– patient, careful and cautious. He listens to concerns and really hears what your goal outcome is and works with you to make it happen. I wanted to maintain a natural look while keeping my skin looking fresh and that's just what he's done for me. I always leave his office feeling prettier and well-cared for! If you have a medical concern or something about your skin you want to upgrade, you can't do better than Dr. Schultz and his wonderful team. And the products are amazing as well!

- Laura B.

Dr. Schultz is the most thorough and good natured dermatologist I have ever seen. I have been a patient of his for more than 20 years. He has taught me everything I know about the value of taking care of my skin, a gift that keeps on giving. He also takes the time to listen to me, to see me as an individual and doesn't treat my needs as a one size fits all doctor. I really appreciate his kindness, patience and expertise. I absolutely love his product line and have definitely reaped the rewards from using it, especially his glycolic peel pads and moisturizer, which I can't live without. My skin feels softer, smoother, appears more translucent and actually looks younger! He helped me to see beyond the lines and wrinkles, although he so good at helping to keep those at bay while maintaining a very natural appearance. His staff is outstanding. They make you feel welcome, like family, from the moment you walk through the door. Angela, Monika, Deborah and all of the support staff are extraordinary at what they do. Thank you Dr. Schultz and everyone at Park Ave Skincare. You're the best!

- Laura M.

Dr. Schultz has truly transformed my skin, so much so that I can confidently leave the house without wearing makeup now. During my first meeting with him, he intently listened to my skin concerns, we discussed what my goals were, and he explained pragmatically what treatments and products he recommended for me. I truly appreciate his fantastic bedside manner and conservative approach. I am a perfectionist in every aspect of my life, including my skin, and he understood this and was committed to helping me achieve every skin goal I had. The entire staff is just so fantastic and friendly, from reception to the PAs. They make you feel welcome and extremely comfortable, which to me is very important when visiting any doctor’s office. As someone who works too much and never gets enough sleep, my skin was looking very dull and lifeless. My skin is now full of life again and has an incredible glow to it which I have never had before. And I owe it all to the incredible Dr. Schultz.

- Kelly D.

My partnership with Dr Schultz began more than 30 years ago. As a generous friend, advisor, skilled surgeon, and superb cosmetic diagnostician, he has enabled me to look my best. He has kept me abreast of the most sophisticated procedures and in so doing, has maximized my appearance, always guided by what will be most beneficial for me. He is someone I go to for advice and care and his staff is another manifestation of this care. I don’t know many patients who can say this, and I feel fortunate to be among them.

- Ellen R.

In the four years that I've been a patient of Dr. Schultz, my acne-prone skin has gone from constant breakouts to smooth and clear. These days, I feel confident and comfortable enough in my skin to wear minimal makeup, if any—which I never would have done in years past. He and his warm, friendly staff always go above and beyond; he takes the time to listen, talk with me, and create the best plan for my skin. It's clear he has my best interests in mind, and I trust him wholeheartedly. I would highly recommend him to friends, family, and frankly, anyone who asks.

- Deanna P.

Each session with Dr. Schultz is a mini education in skin care. He approaches each patient as a unique individual with different needs. I’m Asian and he’s explained to me how that impacts treatment in a clear manner that a layperson can understand. At each examination, he recites detailed notes to his staff which he then refers back to at each future appointment, adjusting and tweaking treatment plans when necessary. Over the past two years I’ve seen a remarkable improvement in my blemishes and overall complexion and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to enhance their appearance.

- Sherry G.

I have been a patient of Dr. Schultz for many years, and I continue to be amazed at his medical approach, patience, and professionalism. He takes the time to listen to my health concerns, explains how and why he would like to issue a treatment in a way that I understand , answers all of my questions, and all of his procedures and painless and thorough. He is very attentive, results-oriented, and extremely knowledgeable. He follows up and is committed to my health and satisfaction. The Park Avenue Skincare is a calm environment and the staff are all very friendly, warm, and respectful. It's easy to get appointments at a time that works for me and they are always on time and considerate. I think so highly of him and his practice that I sent my mom to him, and continue to go to his office even though my life is based in midtown west! I have great confidence in the care that he gives.

- Katrina A.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I have a scar from a burn?

    It's possible that you may have a scar after a burn heals. Read More

  • How long does it take to heal from a burn?

    Healing times for a burn can vary on the size, location, and Read More

  • When should I go to the hospital for a burn?

    In general, if a burn is larger than the palm of your Read More

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