Debridement is defined as the process of removing dead tissue and contaminated material from and around a wound to expose healthy tissue.
When the skin gets burned and tissue dies, the dead tissue will naturally fall of as part of the healing process of the skin. In other cases where the burns are more severe, wound debridement will be needed. Dead tissue is a good medium for bacteria to grow and that is why it is important to remove it (bacteria can lead to infection).
Debridement methods are: