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Scars

Scars: Overview What exactly is a scar? When you injure your skin, your body naturally repairs the damage. How your body repairs this damage depends on how deeply the injury penetrates your skin. If the injury damages the top layer of your skin, you’ll likely see new skin when the wound heals. To repair damage…

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7 Causes of Skin Discoloration

7 Causes of Skin Discoloration

Discolored or inflamed skin is caused by a variety of conditions and presents an array of symptoms, such as peeling, cracked patches, birthmarks, or skin cancer, which must be treated by a dermatologist. Disease, illness, poor circulation, or overproduction of melanin (pigment) are common culprits. Here’s a quick guide to skin discoloration and what causes…

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What Is a Skin Tag?

What Is a Skin Tag? Pinehurst

Skin tags are tiny benign growths on the skin and most commonly appear on the armpits, thighs, eyelids, neck, and groin. Some tags are smooth and round while others are more wrinkly. They can resemble the color of your skin or be a little darker. These tags are usually nothing to worry about and can…

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