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Why do some scars look sunken or pitted?

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Some scars can have a sunken or pitted appearance. This kind of scarring happens when underlying structures supporting the skin (for example, fat or muscle) are lost. Some surgical scars look like this, as do some scars from acne.

From: Scars and Your Skin WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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