Scaring of skin is protective mechanism of the body - after there is an insult to the skin, scarring occurs as the skin is trying to heal; a process which is called wound healing. While the skin is healing, there is destruction of collage in the deeper layers of skin, hence the look of a scar.
Some scars are atrophied, which means they appear as pits or thin skin while others can be hypertrophied which is when they are thick, raised abd darker than the surrounding skin colour. It is also importnat to know that the type of scarring depends on the genetic make up of ones skin.
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