Scarring

Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that replace normal skin after injury. A scar is the result of a wound repair in the skin and a natural healing process. With the exception of very minor scrapes, every wound results in some degree of scarring. Scar tissue is composed of the same collagen tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition is different. Scar tissue is less resistant to ultraviolet radiation, and sweat glands and hair follicles do not grow back within scar tissues. If a wound heals quickly within two weeks with new formation of skin, minimal collagen will be deposited and no scar will form. Also there is some genetic disposition involved in scar formation.

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