Cpl. J.R. Martinez of the 101st Airborne Division was just 19 when he deployed to Iraq in 2003. Less than a month later, a Humvee he was driving hit a landmine and he received burns on more than 40 percent of his body. Today, the actor and Dancing with the Stars champion views his scars as a gift. Between surgeries and therapies to stretch his tender skin, he has visited other wounded veterans — he gave them hope, and they gave him purpose. "Once a burn patient is stabilized, the treatment depends on how large an area has been affected. New skin must be either taken from another area of the body, grown from the patient's own cells, or applied from an artificial graft," said Krant.
When the 30 Rock actress was a small child, a random stranger walked up to the front yard of Fey's home and slashed the left side of her face, leaving a scar from just below her cheekbone to under her bottom lip. She doesn't like to publicly discuss the origin of the scar and covers it with makeup so that it is less noticeable. "There is no single, reliable, perfect scar treatment, but depending on the scar, injecting it with corticosteroid to flatten and relax it, using silicone gel sheeting, or occasionally some types of laser may be helpful. Massage and time are also great factors in improving scars," Krant said.