Atrophic Scars and Stretch Marks
Atrophic scars are the most numerous compared to others. The common feature of these scars is their bottom, which is located below the level of surrounding tissues. The skin above atrophic scars is thin and flaccid, with cross-striation inherent in linear scars. Often, such scars are devoid of pigments and thus look white. The characteristic look of these scars is stipulated by connective tissue deficit, notably the deficit of collagen and elastin proteins that form the skin frame. This atlas places both atrophic scars and stretch marks into one section because stretch marks, by their nature, also are atrophic scars. The reason for their formation are also destroying the integrity collagen fibers and associated with this sagging skin.
KeywordsCollagen Synthesis Sebaceous Gland Acne Scar Fractional Laser Atrophic Scar
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