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what is the definition or description of: atrophic scars?

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Dr. Jess Crosier
30 years experience Pathology
Atrophic scar: An old injury site that is regressing or becoming LESS noticeable. As opposed to a hypertrophic scar which is raised, proud, and getting larger.
Answered on Dec 26, 2016

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