Scars always occur when tissues have been significantly damaged and repaired, from physical trauma, from disease, from surgery, and poorly controlled wound healing.

The appearance of a scar depends on:

  • the nature of the wound that produced the damage
  • the location of the wound
  • a variety of genetic factors that are different for each individual (some people have genetic predisposition to produce thicker, itchy scars called keloids)

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