Scarring results from the body's natural healing process after body tissue has been damaged.
Tissue damage can occur for a number of reasons, including:
Scarring can also be a side effect or a complication of other conditions. For example, if you have a condition that causes a rash, such as chickenpox or acne , you may be left with scars where the rash was (this is more likely to happenif you scratch or pick at the affected areas).
It is thought that keloid scarringand hypertrophic scarringmay runin families. This meansyou have an increased risk of developing keloid scarring or hypertrophic scarring if a member of your family has previously had these types of scars.
Internal scarring can be caused by injuries or surgery.
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.
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.
Scarring is caused by the natural healing process when tissue in the body is broken.
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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