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What's the difference between scars and red marks?

I really need to know how to tell the difference between "red marks" (hyperpigmentation) and scars. What's the defining difference (s)?

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Scars are generally the ones that leave indents or pits in your skin. A light and shadow test usually uncovers these pretty well. Red marks are far less severe and are pretty much self explanatory.

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a light and shadow test simply means lookng in the mirror and seeing whether the mark you see is actually a shadow by changing angles...and if it is, then it is a scar..if it looks the same at all angles, then it is a redmark.

I dont know what a light and shadow test actually is, but i think thats the intended meaning.

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