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A scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over a wound. It forms when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn, or sore. You can also get scars from surgery that cuts through the skin, infections like chickenpox, or skin conditions like acne. Scars are often thicker, as well as pinker, redder, or shinier, than the rest of your skin.

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  1. Scars (National Library of Medicine)  
    A scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over a wound. It forms when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn, or sore. You can also get ...
  2. Hypertrophic scar; Keloid scar; Scar - hypertrophic ... Keloids can form after skin injuries from: Acne Burns Chickenpox Ear piercing Minor scratches Cuts from surgery ...
  3. Keloid (Logical Images)  
    newsletter | contact Share | Keloid Information for adults A A A Keloids are scars that become larger after the initial wound heals. Overview Keloids are dense, thick nodules, typically found at areas ...
  4. Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars (American Osteopathic College of Dermatology)  
    ... Favorite Name: Category: Share: Yes No, Keep Private Keloids And Hypertrophic Scars Share | Keloids are raised, reddish nodules that develop at the ... the fibroblasts to hold the wound closed. With keloids, the fibroblasts continue to multiply even after the ...
  5. Keloids (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Keloids Overview What are keloids? After your skin is injured, your cells try to repair it by forming a scar. In some ... area on your skin that is called a keloid (say: “key-loyd”). Keloids don’t usually hurt, ...
  6. Keloid revision; Hypertrophic scar revision; Scar repair; Z-plasty ... indicate a need for scar revision include: A keloid , which is an abnormal scar that is thicker ...
  7. Keloids are overgrowths of scar tissue that follow skin injuries. Keloids may appear after such minor trauma as ear piercing. Dark-skinned individuals tend to form keloids more readily than lighter skinned individuals. These patches ...
  8. Keloids are overgrowths of scar tissue that follow skin injuries. Keloids may appear after such minor trauma as ear piercing. Dark skinned individuals tend to form keloids more readily than lighter skinned individuals.
  9. A keloid is a type of exaggerated (hypertrophic) scar that usually appears following an obvious injury. Keloids may expand beyond the margin of the scar ...
  10. Keloids are an overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. They often create a thick, puckered effect simulating a tumor. Keloids may be reduced in size by freezing (cryotherapy), ...
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