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A scar is a mark that is left on the skin after a wound or an injury to the surface of the skin has healed.
Types of scars
Scars on the skin may appear when a cut or other injury is in the process of healing. Keloid scars, hypertrophic scars and pitted scars each vary in appearance.
Causes of scars
Scarring is caused by the natural healing process when tissue in the body is broken.
Treating scars
Scars only need to be treated if they are painful, you are uncomfortable about how your scar looks, or its tightness restricts your movement.
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