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Scarring and Acne Scarring

WHAT CAUSES SCARRING?

Scarring is a natural part of the skins healing process, they can result from trauma to the skin, diseases such as chicken pox, acne due to poor healing and picking of the spots and also surgery, such as a cesarean scar. 

There are different kinds of scars. Most scars are flat and pale. However, in cases when the body produces too much collagen, scars can be raised. Raised scars are called hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. Pigmented scarring caused as a result of aggressive treatment or in the presence of inflammation is commonly found in darker skin types.

CAN SCARS BE TREATED?

Depending on the nature of the scar some cannot be completely removed but their appearance can be improved to some extent.

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