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General Scars Information
A scar is an area of skin that forms at the site of an injury. Scars are made up of connective tissue that is produced when the body tries to heal itself. This tissue often appears thicker and tougher than normal skin. Scars can occur anywhere on the body and can vary in severity depending on the location and severity of the injury and how quickly proper first aid is administered after injury.

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Possible Causes of Scars
Scars are common following burns, cuts, acne, surgery and other trauma to the skin. Scars never totally disappear, but they there are steps people can take to make them less noticeable.

There are four types of scars:
Keloid Scars are caused by an overly-active healing process in the body and often extend beyond the original injury.
Contracture Scars occur when skin is burned. The affected skin contracts, causing limited mobility.
Hypertrophic Scars are raised, red areas similar to keloids but do not extend beyond the original injury.
Acne Scars that result from severe acne can appear as deep pits or wave-like scars.

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Possible Symptoms of Scars
Scars appear after an injury or trauma to the skin. They vary in severity depending on the injury and location, and can range from angry red to a barely noticeable shiny white color. Many scars fade and become less noticeable over time.

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Possible Lifestyle Changes for Scars
The best way to prevent scars is to treat the skin well during the healing process. Keep the injury covered and keep it as clean as possible. Do not pick or touch the injured area. Supplement the diet with vitamin C, which speeds the rate at which the body sheds old cells and creates new ones. Rub vitamin E directly on a scar during formation to aid the healing process.

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Beneficial Dietary Supplements
Vitamin C speeds skin recovery after an injury.

Vitamin E aids the healing process.

Silica and Zinc are vital to the healing process.

Aloe Vera can help improve older, established scars.

Calendula is effective in healing scars caused by surgery.

Horsetail helps rebuild tissue.

MSM is effective in treating scar tissue.

REFERENCES: Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 3rd Edition, Phyllis Balch, CNC; James F. Balch, M.D.

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