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Common scars that affect many people include acne and chicken pox scars. Less common scars include raised, red scars known as keloid scars or atrophic scars where the scar tissue is sunken away from the level of the normal skin surrounding it. These are usually as a result of trauma or surgery. It is possible to both treat and aim to prevent the formation of scars using a number of different products (creams, gels and dressing like sheets) which are applied to the skin where a scar exists or may form, such as post cosmetic surgery procedures. Some cosmetic clinics routinely recommend these as part of their aftercare packages.
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