Scars are areas of tissue that have replaced normal skin after it is damaged. Scarring is a natural part of the healing process; however, the composition of the new collagen that forms is often different and of inferior quality than that of the surrounding undamaged tissue. Hypertrophic scars occur when the body overproduces collagen, causing the scar to be raised. Keloids are a form of excessive scarring and are more common in dark skinned people. Atrophic scars look sunken or pitted in appearance, often associated with acne, other disease states, surgery, or accidents. Stretch marks are just another form of scarring.
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