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scar 1

1. A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
2. A lingering sign of damage or injury, either mental or physical: nightmares, anxiety, and other enduring scars of wartime experiences.
3. Botany A mark indicating a former attachment, as of a leaf to a stem.
4. A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.
v. scarred, scar·ring, scars
1. To mark with a scar.
2. To leave lasting signs of damage on: a wretched childhood that scarred his psyche.
1. To form a scar: The pustule healed and scarred.
2. To become scarred: delicate skin that scars easily.

[Middle English, alteration of escare, from Old French, scab, from Late Latin eschara, from Greek eskhara, hearth, scab caused by burning.]

scar 2

1. A protruding isolated rock.
2. A bare rocky place on a mountainside or other steep slope.

[Middle English skerre, from Old Norse sker, low reef; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]
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adj que deja cicatriz; n cicatrización f, cicatrices fpl
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Certain areas of the body are more at risk of scarring, such as the chest, back, earlobe and the shoulder.
WASHINGTON -- Addressing modifiable risk factors of acne scarring such as the duration, severity, and manipulation of lesions improves the rate of scar repair, Jerry Tan, MD, said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Researchers are exploring the role that immune cells play in the development of macular scarring.
Conversely, once scarring has occurred, most dermatologists advocate a tincture of time or cosmetic intervention with tools such as dermabrasion or laser.
Management of acne scarring, part II: a comparative review of non-laser based, minimally invasive approaches.
The skin is a dynamic organ, responsive to the environment and replenishes its surface continuously.However, when injured it has a limited capacity for regeneration and the resulting scarring leads to certain functional and aesthetic consequence.
[2] Acne lesions can result in permanent scarring with a marked impact on quality of life.
Acne, even when it's mild, can result in scarring. In fact, at least 40% of people with acne also have scars.
"These patients have extensive scarring, which can impair their movements.
To find out more about the campaign, which includes videos with five inspirational women living with scarring, visit
Extracellular matrix reorganization during wound healing and its impact on abnormal scarring. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle) 2015;4:119-136.
Scarring associated with the condition is more severe in smokers, research shows.