Scars naturally form after an injury

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Scars form as a response to injury and there are many different kinds of scars. While scarring is a normal response of the skin, scars can also form abnormally when there is too much of a scarring response. Three kinds of scars include: 

1) Regular scars - the typical form of a scar

2) Hypertrophic scars - a thickened scar that stays within the bounds of the original injury or wound

3) Keloid scar - a thickened scar that spreads beyond the original injury or wound

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