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After a cut heals what is the hard skin underneath it?

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In brief: Temp scar tissue

Your skin heals in a very complicated way.
The deeper, healing tissue can feel thick and hard under the skin. This usually softens up and fades away and by the end of the healing process (three months) it will be completely normal.

In brief: Temp scar tissue

Your skin heals in a very complicated way.
The deeper, healing tissue can feel thick and hard under the skin. This usually softens up and fades away and by the end of the healing process (three months) it will be completely normal.
Dr. Michael McGonigal
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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In brief: Skin under a cut

That is new skin under the scab that eventually falls off.
The strength of the new skin is not as strong as regular, uninjured skin. In two years, this skin will only be about 80% the strength of your uninjured skin.

In brief: Skin under a cut

That is new skin under the scab that eventually falls off.
The strength of the new skin is not as strong as regular, uninjured skin. In two years, this skin will only be about 80% the strength of your uninjured skin.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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