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difference between SCARS and RED MARKS??

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heyy everyone im pretty new to this board and wanted to kno, is there a difference between scarsand red marks?i noticed how some ppl in this board are saying that they have some red marks that they got after a live pimple went away and hope that it wouldnt turn into a scar. wats the difference? can someone pleasee give me examples and/or pictures of the two. also, a scar can never completely go away right? how long will it take for a red mark to go away? any help is appreciated cuz i have some marks on my face where live acne used to be, btw i had/have pretty moderate acne (cysts) but my face is mostly cleared up now since i've been taking doxycyclin and using retin-a-micro. the marks where my big cysts used to be, are they scars or red marks? thanks for the help..

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anyone?

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The term scars that we usually refer to on this board are indents... like pits, rolling scars, ice-pick scars, etc. Alternatively, there are raised scars which are called hypertrophic scarring. I wouldn't consider a red-mark a scar necessarily, but some people believe otherwise.

You can tell if it's an indent by examining the mark under lighting to see if it's indented or not.

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hey Lexy thanks. but can u go a little more in depth? like if u have a cyst on ur face n then it goes away after a while and with medications, will it form a scar when it goes away or just a red mark? and also can u pleasee post a few picturez of the difference between scars and red marks, just so i can have a better understanding of the two. thanks sooo much.

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hey Lexy thanks. but can u go a little more in depth? like if u have a cyst on ur face n then it goes away after a while and with medications, will it form a scar when it goes away or just a red mark? and also can u pleasee post a few picturez of the difference between scars and red marks, just so i can have a better understanding of the two. thanks sooo much.

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id also like to know this

how dark can red marks get..is there a certain darkness that it becomes classified a scar

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