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Scar formation is the body's way of healing the skin after injury. A scar's appearance depends largely on the type of wound and where it is on the body, but other factors such as age, sex, ethnicity and heredity can play a role as well. Scar tissue is different than normal skin in both texture and color. Scars may fade over time or with treatment, but they will never completely disappear.