Well, it "all depends.’
Most likely, Sterex (I didnâ€™t read the article) was talking about Vaseline and significant "post-burn’ treatment. After a burn, the area shouldnâ€™t be occluded â€¦ but allowed to cool. Easily, you can read all about this yourself on the internet. Hereâ€™s a nice informative article:
The "electrolysis "burn’ is not anything like a normal burn. In fact, itâ€™s an "upside-down’ burn: with more damage deep in the skin, and less (or none at all) at the top. (Thatâ€™s the opposite of a normal burn.) The common scab that forms from electrolysis treatment is pretty much insignificant. However, such a scab can be limited by keeping the skin moist, i.e., carrying-off the tiny bits of blood factors that may accumulate at the wound top. Frequent washing helps, and wonâ€™t "muck up’ your skin.
Over the years I have experimented with everything (my poor clients). The most stunning product that virtually eliminated scab-formation (on heavy body work) was pure Emu Oil! (Although people donâ€™t like it because it stinks and itâ€™s from an animal.) A lot of electrologists recommend "Tea Tree oil’ â€¦ with emphasis on the "oil.’ And, of course, this product is mildly anti-bacterial too. (Stinks though.)
Essentially, any product that maintains moisture (from your own skin by occlusion), will help reduce scab formation and speed epidermal healing (the epidermis wonâ€™t have to burrow under a scab). Of course, Vaseline is a petroleum product and a lot of people think it will kill you in about 2-seconds if you use it. I did use Vaseline once on myself, and I died! And, Iâ€™ve regretted it ever since.